Robin Lopez left the Portland Trail Blazers in the summer of 2015 after two seasons, but his impact is still felt in the organization. As Lopez, a master of sleep, tells K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune, he was the one that put Blazers star Damian Lillard on to napping:
“You do have to adjust a bit,” Lopez said. “I could only watch one episode of my silly sitcoms instead of two before I passed out.”
But Lopez doesn’t just pass out. He also passes on his weary wisdom.
“Damian Lillard didn’t nap his first couple years. Then when I was in Portland, he started napping,” Lopez said. “And he said he felt completely different afterward. I’m damn proud of that.”