I noticed it early on. It was really obvious in the running of the Bulls. That’s my pet name for the 21point comeback. At the beginning of the season I would watch Lopez and I would see him clutching, pulling, pushing and think man you cant do that. You don’t play for Bird’s Celtics, or Jordan’s Bulls they are going to call fouls on you Robin.But they didnt. Lopez sneaks in 20 or more fouls a game.
Game after games I see it and no calls. The Pacer game confirmed what I was starting to suspect. Lopez has ref GPS. He knows their vision cones and he knows when they are obstructed in the paint. He takes full advantage of his zebra sense. Lopez is so good at this I think the team should offer him a noble court time incentive deal and scour the second round for projects bigs for him to educate. I have a new element of confidence in Meyers Leonard based off the cagy example that is being set for him.