Robin Lopez might want to save some of his "crazy" passion for his on the court play. Lopez stormed off the court after Suns practice and shattered a glass door while leaving the practice court. (Photo by Max Simbron)
As I was standing with the collected media (all four of us) talking to Coach Gentry after Suns practice today our friend and local 7ft hot head stormed off the court after a game of 3 on 3 with the other bench players, walked up the stairs and flung open the glass door shown below.
Said door proceeded to yield to Robin's fury and shattered its glass all over the landing and the court below.
Needless to say, Coach Gentry was not a happy camper. While I suppose that technically what he said next can be considered "on the record", I will take the easy road and not repeat his words. Let's just say we can expect Robin to a) pay for the door b) not suit up tomorrow c) get quite an earful and d) be referred to Anger Management Classes.
Actually, I am not so sure about the last one but it might not be a bad idea.
Here's the audio. That sound you hear is Robin's reputation splintering into thousands of tiny pieces. Stay frosty.
Picture of Robin's Door follows:
Here's a closer picture from Sports 620 KTAR's Craig Grialou
[Note by Phoenix Stan, 12/09/09 2:06 PM MST ]
and here's Coro's take
azcentral.com blogs - Coro's Suns dish - PaulCoro - Lopez's temper strikes again
Coro's Suns dish: Suns center Robin Lopez's fiery practice demeanor was hot again today. After his team lost a three-on-three game, Lopez slammed open the practice court's door so hard that the glass shattered upon hitting the wall behind the door.