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The Fertile Grounds of Metro State

The Fertile Grounds of Metro State

There’s an NBL incubator found far from the Centre of Excellence in Canberra and the Breakers academy in Auckland. Since 1997, Metropolitan State University of Denver has developed players who’d go on to NBL careers both substantial and otherwise. The school is responsible for Rookie of the Year winners, three-time champions and, on some nights this season, 40 percent of… Read more →

Fantasy Basketball: Music of the Traffic – Week 15

Fantasy Basketball: Music of the Traffic – Week 15

Team disharmony is a dangerous thing. It seems to be following Rajon Rondo around since he left Boston, and this week it resurfaced in Chicago. Rondo called out teammates Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade for their lack of leadership after they blamed a recent loss on younger teammates not wanting it enough or caring enough. Rondo fired back via an… Read more →

The Ageless One

The Ageless One

Vince Carter turns 40 today. He hasn’t aged a day in 12 years. Vince Carter vs. Raptors (February, 2005) and Vince Carter vs. Raptors (January, 2017) pic.twitter.com/8QlDjx2XTC — The Locker Room (@DT_LockerRoom) January 26, 2017

Fantasy Basketball: Music of the Traffic – Week 14

Fantasy Basketball: Music of the Traffic – Week 14

We’ve seen it before, but it didn’t make it any less entertaining when Gregg Popovich decided he’d had enough on Thursday night against the Nuggets. Pop, as he does so well, let loose on a verbal tirade against an unsuspecting Bennie Adams, one of the officials in that game. Now, he may have had a genuine issue with Adams about… Read more →

The ’85 Bears, Michael Jordan and Madlib

The ’85 Bears, Michael Jordan and Madlib

Music from the NBA VHS era has featured often in The Locker Room (here, here and here). Today we present a timeline of how we believe one particular composition ended up resurfacing nearly 30 years after it first emerged. 1986: Legendary library music label De Wolfe publishes the album “Videotronics” by Andy Quin. The opening track is “Up Market.” 1989:… Read more →

Fantasy Basketball: Music of the Traffic – Week 13

Fantasy Basketball: Music of the Traffic – Week 13

Did the New York Knicks handle the Derrick Rose situation appropriately? After failing to turn up for the Knicks’ home game versus New Orleans on Monday and not answering calls when team officials tried to contact him, Rose was given the opportunity to explain himself. “When I was in the room I felt like they understood where I was coming… Read more →

Fantasy Basketball: Music of the Traffic – Week 12

Fantasy Basketball: Music of the Traffic – Week 12

The first notable trade of the season went down on Friday as Atlanta started clearing cap space by sending Kyle Korver to Cleveland. It’s hardly a headline-grabbing deal, however it could prove invaluable for the Cavs as they defend their championship come May and June. For the Hawks, it signals the end of an era, and the only thing more… Read more →

Fantasy Basketball: Music of the Traffic – Week 11

Fantasy Basketball: Music of the Traffic – Week 11

NBA All-Star voting opened during the week. Fans have until January 16 to cast their votes for the starters at this year’s relocated All-Star game in New Orleans. Once again, there will be two guards and three frontcourt players selected from each conference, and there’s sure to be some hot debate about who is deserving of a spot this year…. Read more →