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I'm Zebulun Benbrook, manager of Welcome to Loud City since 2009. I do a lot of the feature articles around here, along with some news, previews, recaps, and et cetera. My work has been featured on Sports Illustrated Online, Yahoo! Sports' Ball Don't Lie, Dime Magazine, Bballbreakdown, Sheridan Hoops, and several other basketball-related blogs.

In addition to my work here at WTLC, I'm also a weekly contributor to The Lost Ogle, regularly guest star on the Phil Naessens Show, and produce a weekly YouTube show breaking down Thunder games.

You might also know me from my cheering at Thunder games. I'm the long-haired guy who jumps up and down behind the basket while wearing foam fingers on his hands. In the first two seasons of the Thunder's existence, I was featured as one of "Love's Ultimate Thunder Fans", which got me a free trip to Boston and was an awesome experience. If you ever see me at a game (or on the street) feel free to come say hi!

I've also been a long time commenter on Golden State of Mind. The Warriors were my first basketball love, and they will always remain my favourite team. Some may call me a traitor, but I think cheering for the Thunder the other 78 games of the season and writing tirelessly about them year round clears me of that title.

I have lived in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma my entire life, and call the place home. I love to travel and will go to great lengths to see basketball in strange places, but, in my opinion, no place is as great as the OKC.

Outside of basketball, I love to play any competitive sport or video game, even if I'm the worst guy in the room. In my spare time, I make movies, play trivia, watch obscure documentaries, crave adventure, and eat tons of Pizza/Taco Bell. In all honesty, I'm interested in just about anything, and I pride myself in being able to have a conversation with any open-minded person.

My mission for this blog is to be as informative, entertaining, and real as possible. I might come off as pretentious or a "know-it-all", but I'm one of the most down to earth people you'll ever meet. If you have a different opinion, I totally appreciate it and welcome it.

You can contact me any time via my email address, TaoNakamora@gmail.com. Criticism, Comments, Questions, or Ideas for Collaboration are all welcome.

That's it for now. I hope you enjoy Welcome to Loud City, and Go Thunder! (And Warriors!)

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Chicago Cubs
  • NBA Golden State Warriors
  • NFL Cleveland Browns
  • NCAAF Oklahoma Sooners
  • NCAAB Oklahoma Sooners
  • NASCAR Jeff Gordon, Juan Pablo Montoya
  • General Tokyo Yakult Swallows
  • Fantasy Montevideo VHSes
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Here come the Gasols and Ibaka
Commented on Report: Kevin Love will not participate in 2014 FIBA Basketball on Jul 26 2014, 8:29p
Excellent info!
Commented on Goodbye to Grant Long, Hello to....? on Jul 25 2014, 12:42p - 1 reply
Best part about this
Commented on The significance of Josh Huestis being the first potential D-League draft-and-stash player on Jul 23 2014, 4:53p - 1 reply
Pretty much agree
Commented on Goodbye to Grant Long, Hello to....? on Jul 23 2014, 12:29p
This is the best part of the story for me....
Commented on Thunder Decline Sonics Championship Patch on Jul 22 2014, 3:43p - 2 replies
Things I'll miss about Long
Commented on Goodbye to Grant Long, Hello to....? on Jul 22 2014, 3:23p
Goodbye to Grant Long, Hello to....?
Posted on Jul 22 2014, 3:15p
Solid article
Commented on Sam Presti's "Thunder model," the failed run at Pau Gasol, and a critical point in the future on Jul 21 2014, 1:30p - 2 replies
Zeb Talks Team USA's Roster on Phil Naessens
Posted on Jul 21 2014, 12:51p
Meh, I've never gotten why people think OKC is some cultureless city
Commented on Phil Naessens Show: Discussing Anthony Morrow, Sebastian Telfair, and more on Jul 19 2014, 1:13p - 1 reply
The walk between the Cox Center and the Peake is now known as the walk of D-League shame
Commented on The Tulsa 66ers are coming to Oklahoma City on Jul 19 2014, 12:48p - 1 reply
2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup Preliminary Games Schedule
Posted on Jul 19 2014, 9:00a
for No!
Voted on Jul 18 2014, 4:42p
The Tulsa 66ers are coming to Oklahoma City
Posted on Jul 18 2014, 4:34p
I just went with what I could find on YouTube. There's like a 20 point PJIII performance we're missing too
Commented on Top 10 Oklahoma City Thunder Highlight Reels from the 2014 Orlando Summer League on Jul 17 2014, 11:57a - 1 reply
for Jeremy Lamb
Voted on Jul 16 2014, 1:31p
Top 10 Oklahoma City Thunder Highlight Reels from the 2014 Orlando Summer League
Posted on Jul 16 2014, 12:56p
It just means he can be cut before the end of training camp
Commented on The Story of Sebastian Telfair on Jul 16 2014, 10:27a
Wow, best of luck getting out of that man!
Commented on The Story of Sebastian Telfair on Jul 15 2014, 6:20p
Much appreciated!
Commented on The Story of Sebastian Telfair on Jul 15 2014, 5:06p
for Yes! He's the backup PG I've been waiting for.
Voted on Jul 15 2014, 10:54a
The Story of Sebastian Telfair
Posted on Jul 15 2014, 9:00a
Kevin Durant confirmed for 2016 World Championship
Posted on Jul 14 2014, 12:44p
given how la is full of ghosts from okcs past
Commented on The South Seattle Clippers -- LA is becoming Seattle's team on Jul 10 2014, 3:40p
UGH!
Commented on Russell Westbrook withdraws from Team USA for 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup on Jul 7 2014, 11:59p
Choice!
Commented on Saying Goodbye to Thabo Sefolosha on Jul 4 2014, 9:26a
for Nah, we'll be the same.
Voted on Jul 4 2014, 9:25a
Saying Goodbye to Thabo Sefolosha
Posted on Jul 4 2014, 8:00a
I remember physically measuring how much longer my arm would be if it was Hasheem Thabeet's
Commented on 2013-2014 Thunder Player Grades: Hasheem Thabeet carves his niche on Jul 1 2014, 11:16a
Changed!
Commented on 2013-2014 Thunder Player Grades: Hasheem Thabeet carves his niche on Jul 1 2014, 11:13a
for Yes!
Voted on Jul 1 2014, 11:03a
2013-2014 Thunder Player Grades: Hasheem Thabeet carves his niche
Posted on Jul 1 2014, 9:00a
Changed. I got my years mixed up
Commented on 2013-2014 Thunder Player Grades: Jeremy Lamb looks for his role on Jun 30 2014, 4:15p
for Yes.
Voted on Jun 30 2014, 12:35p
2013-2014 Thunder Player Grades: Jeremy Lamb looks for his role
Posted on Jun 30 2014, 9:00a
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