Brook Lopez was born in 1988 in North Hollywood, California. The son of Deborah Ledford and Heriberto Lopez, Brook comes from a basketball family. Older brothers Chris and Alex both played at the prep level before Alex moved on to college basketball at Washington and Santa Clara. Twin brother Robin currently plies his trade with Brook in Milwaukee. Brook and Robin both spent two years at Stanford - their mother's alma mater - before declaring for the 2013 Draft. In 2018, Lopez traveled to Malawi with the Clinton Foundation as a part of the NBA Cares initiative, looking into healthcare and economic opportunities for families and communities in Africa. Lopez represented the United States at the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China, appearing in seven games and averaging 2.6 points and 1.9 rebounds per game.