Renowned basketball author Jonathan Abrams’ oral history of the rise and fall of the 1990s Seattle SuperSonics is a fascinating, honest and thoroughly entertaining read. No lie. This was originally supposed to be a Grantland story. That’s how long it’s been in the works. https://t.co/4S65stgsAK — Jonathan Abrams (@Jpdabrams) April 12, 2017 In this piece, former Sonics GM and president… Read more →
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
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 →
Mixes, GIFs, tweets, Vines and stills—here are some of The Locker Room’s better moments from 2016. Mixes Tribute to the Original Mixmakers: A video posted by Downtown (@downtownball) on May 8, 2016 at 2:14am PDT The 2000s Pt. 1: A video posted by Downtown (@downtownball) on Jul 8, 2016 at 7:01am PDT The 2000s Pt. 2: A video posted by… Read more →
On the court, LeBron James led the Cleveland Cavaliers to their first-ever championship. Off the court, he coordinated the same group to produce an album’s worth of squad shots, showcasing game-day stylings and locker room cohesion. We could be quick to dismiss these snaps as premium fuel feeding the already raging narcissistic beast that is social media, but the role… Read more →
In the wake of Twitter’s announcement that its video sharing app Vine will be shut down, we’d like to share with you 20 of the better Vines on Downtown’s channel. We request that if you choose to continue, please watch all of these with sound. In no particular order: Chris Webber, Gary Payton and Shaquille O’Neal ft. Afrika Bambaataa Chris Mullin… Read more →
Michael Jordan’s on-court killer instinct elevated him from an extremely talented ball player into a championship-collecting global phenomenon. While tales of his merciless treatment of opponents, teammates and animated bad guys are well documented, the question of how he came to be the most ruthless player in NBA history remains*. So we ask: who, or what, is responsible for inspiring… Read more →
We teamed with Oakley & Allen to present some of the better (and rarer) dunks in Clipper and Nugget history. Dunktrospective: Clippers Edition Dunktrospective: Nuggets Edition Hopefully we can do the same for other franchises in the future.
In recognition of his nine years of exemplary service to the Thunder organisation, here is a selection of Kevin Durant’s most vicious throwdowns. . D.C. boys A video posted by Downtown (@downtownball) on Jul 23, 2016 at 4:55am PDT Expect more of the same when he commences his career as a Golden State Warrior.
The nastiest wing combination in NBA history, running rampant in the early ’90s. . Michael & Scottie A video posted by Downtown (@downtownball) on Jul 17, 2016 at 4:30am PDT There’s more at Downtown on Instagram.