Chicago Bulls players as characters from “The Office”

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Robin Lopez = Dwight Schrute

As I mentioned on the previous slide, Dwight Schrute is indescribable. He can be both the meanest and the nicest guy on any given day. He’s not afraid of altercations. In fact, he seeks them out. He has undying loyalty to both Dunder Mifflin and Michael Scott (despite being treated poorly on a consistent basis). He also has irregular motives. For example, there was one episode where he mentioned that he accepted two Employee of the Month plaques in lieu of a pay raise. In other words, honor is the most important thing to Dwight.

Who better to compare to Dwight Schrute than the mascot-fighting, caveman-looking big man? Robin Lopez has to be Dwight Schrute. There are no equals to Dwight, but as far as close calls go, RoLo is the closest guy you’ll find.

The biggest similarity between the two zany individuals? Their perennial loyalty to their boss. I already touched on Dwight’s loyalty, but RoLo’s is special as well.

Lopez had a number of DNPs throughout the season where he was healthy and available, but the coaching staff decided to use minutes on other guys. Then, he would have games where he was relied upon. Through all of this, he stayed loyal to the Bulls and his fans. Rather than demanding a trade or buyout, Lopez stayed true and loyal to his team.

Heck, RoLo might even pass up an opportunity to play for a contender next season so he can rejoin the Bulls.

Oh, and if you’re wondering how Lopez feels about quarrels, just ask referees, mascots or Kris Dunn. They’ll be sure to tell you he isn’t afraid of them.