With talk of lockouts comes speculation about what players are going to do with their time off. For the NBA, there is a constant game that revolves around who is going to play for what overseas team. Guys like Amar’e Stoudemire plan to explore their passion for writing and fashion while others like Nate Robinson consider changing sports. There is also the chance that the 2012 Olympic team could suffer if matters cannot be resolved.
Timberwolves forward Anthony Randolph has a unique idea for how to spend his time while the league tries to work out a new CBA. Like a number of other players including Russell Westbrook, Trevor Ariza, Baron Davis, and Kevin Love, Randolph is taking summer classes and working toward his degree. According to Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports, he is also considering joining a fraternity while he fulfills his sociology major at LSU.
“The students know I’m from the NBA, but it’s more fun because I can focus on my schoolwork,” Randolph said. “I don’t have the basketball distraction. I’m a more focused student now after being in the real world for a couple years.”
I don’t mean to stereotype, but I attended a large university (like LSU) and a lot of what they say about fraternities is true. Randolph is only 22 years old and may want to put in some community service while fulfilling his promise to his mother to graduate, but he should definitely be careful. Fraternities can do a lot of good, but the Wolves are likely hoping Randolph isn’t joining LSU’s version of Animal House.
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