Paul Vido

The Locker Room's Superbowl Special

The Locker Room’s Superbowl Special

Despite taking home the 1993 Heisman Trophy for best player in the country, Charlie Ward turned his back on football to pursue a career as an NBA point guard. Fortunately – or unfortunately – for Charlie, the years he spent learning to take punishment on the gridiron were not wasted. Above, Miami Heat d̶e̶f̶e̶n̶s̶i̶v̶e̶ ̶e̶n̶d̶  power forward PJ Brown takes Charlie out from… Read more →

The Locker Room's Top 5 Shawn Marion Moments

The Locker Room’s Top 5 Shawn Marion Moments

For centuries, the humble list was the Interweb’s weapon of choice for neatly collating and ordering like items. Make no mistake, we loved a good list. In fact, the mere suggestion of a list would have us eagerly clicking through – whether it be to challenge the ranking*, to scrutinize the author’s credentials/profile pic or to bask in the napalm-like warmth… Read more →

Happy Birthday Ron Harper

Happy Birthday Ron Harper

Long before the Clippers stopped calling themselves Lob City, and immediately after the Showtime era came to an abrupt end, Danny Manning, Ron Harper and Mark Jackson ran the most entertaining operation in Hollywood. #limitedtimeonly While Action Jackson spent most of his brief time in LA cavorting with Billy Crystal, Manning and Harper quietly laid the foundations for Lob City: For two dudes… Read more →

Perth Wildcats Celebrate Heritage Week

Perth Wildcats Celebrate Heritage Week

Tomorrow night, the third-placed Perth Wildcats break out the ’95 championship jersey for Heritage Week…and also to commemorate the posterization* of Martin Cattalini. Poor humour and meaningless exhibition game highlights aside, Cattalini was a talented young’un on an insanely talented Perth squad that won every possible title the NBL had to offer two decades ago (pre-season champs, regular season champs,… Read more →

NBL Heritage Week

NBL Heritage Week

Today the Adelaide 36ers will open Heritage Week vs Wollongong wearing homage jerseys from the 80s. Contrary to our hopes, the players will not take to the court sporting the shorts of the era, as the NBL has already warned that such actions would be viewed as “bringing the game into disrepute”. The Mike McKay ‘Moustache of Champions’ also falls into this… Read more →

Tip-off

Tip-off

With the Knicks and Bucks set to do battle in London as part of the NBA Global Games 2015 program, here is a rare image of the first ever Association game played in the U.K. between the Hawks and the Magic (30 October 1993).  Here’s a brief interview with Kevin Willis on his return to home soil:   BONUS: Shaquille… Read more →