Fire up the rumor mill. The New York Daily News reports Michelle Wie was spotted leaving Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals with Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez.
Spotted: Brook Lopez leaving arena with Michelle Wie
— Stefan Bondy (@NYDNInterNets) May 9, 2014
Pretty sure we just saw Brook Lopez with Michelle Wie.
— devin kharpertian (@uuords) May 9, 2014
The Lopez twins, Brook and Robin, and Wie, 24, went to Stanford University at the same time. According to a 2008 Sports Illustrated piece, Robin and Wie were quietly dating in their time at the Pac-12 school.
An ESPNw piece described Wie dating Robin as part of the full collegiate experience Wie enjoyed in four and a half years on campus.
Many outsiders see her time at Stanford as an escape from expectations, a noble excuse for not achieving greatness. But college had been in Wie’s plans since she first visited Palo Alto at age 7. She finished her communications degree in four and a half years and kept a full tour schedule. She reportedly dated then-Cardinal basketball star Robin Lopez, cheered on good friend Andrew Luck from the stands and says campus life kept her mind from perpetually thinking about golf. That Stanford bubble proved difficult for Wie to leave. Her final term paper, in which she analyzed toy websites for gender stereotypes, was required to be eight pages. It stretched to 27 because she didn’t want her last assignment to end.
Robin Lopez now plays for the Phoenix Suns, with Brook’s Nets falling 94-82 to the Miami Heat in South Beach at American Airlines Arena on Thursday night.