Several NBA Players Returning to School During Lockout

by August 10, 2011

If there’s any positive outcome of this NBA lockout, it’s that some players are getting back into the classroom (and a few more thinking of doing the same.) From Yahoo! Sports: “UCLA’s American Popular Culture class now has four out-of-work NBA players – Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love, New Orleans Hornets forward Trevor Ariza and Cleveland Cavaliers guard Baron Davis – among its students. In addition, Milwaukee Bucks forward Luc Mbah a Moute is taking two classes this summer. Having begun their professional careers, all of the players are paying for their tuition and books. After playing at UCLA together, Kevin Love and Russell Westbrook are now sharing an American Popular Culture class on campus … Ariza, Love, Westbrook, Davis and Mbah a Moute aren’t the only NBA players who have gone back to school this summer. Minnesota Timberwolves forward Anthony Randolph has rented an apartment in Baton Rouge within walking distance of Louisiana State University. He is currently enrolled in a math class and has signed up to take three classes in the fall. He has no plans to play overseas … ‘I want to pursue career in coaching when I’m done playing,’ Randolph said. ‘But I have to have a degree to do that.'”