Brook and Robin Lopez are notoriously tight. They hosted an NBA blooper reel show for Disney this summer, once skipped out on Stanford practice together to head to Disneyland, and they are apparently writing partners who are working on a pilot or two. So you’d think that they would want to live together once Robin moved to New York this summer. Rent’s pretty bonkers in NYC and if the two are more or less inseparable, why not just live in the same place? Because Poupin and Prince Edward Zephyr, their cats, won’t let them.

This makes sense, cat-wise, even if it’s maybe not the only reason. Cats are fickle little mysterious critters. The two are playing their first game against each other as part of the crosstown rivalry, and the New York Post caught up with them ahead of the game:

“Brook’s cat is very two-faced,” Robin tells The Post. “Everybody loves Brook’s cat. To everybody’s face, he’s such a nice cat. And it may sound like I’m joking, but I am dead serious. He acts like a lazy, sweet cat when everybody is looking. But when their heads turn, he’ll try to chase after [my cat] Edward. The second I lay eyes on him, he’ll act like, ‘I’m a cherub. I’m innocent.’ I’m not buying it.”

Brook admits that it was a possibility, but saw no way for the two fancy-as-hell cats to reconcile their differences:

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“We thought about it,” Brook tells The Post. “But the cats really wouldn’t get along. They just wouldn’t allow it.”

Now, about those cats. They both have their own Instagram accounts, naturally. This here is Prince Edward Zephyr, Robin’s orange cat. It looks like a fine enough cat.

Poupin is Brook’s cat, and is, for my money, cuter:

Meow meow.

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