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  • joined Apr 14, 2008
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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
User Blog

Zeb talks playing for your country on Naessens

1

Why do Americans not seem to care?

Goodbye to Grant Long, Hello to....?

11

Who fills Long's seat? Desmond Mason? Nancy Lieberman? Al Eschbach?

Zeb Talks Team USA's Roster on Phil Naessens

1

Who makes the roster, and who goes home? We discuss.

2014 FIBA World Cup Preliminary Games Schedule

1

You'll find it ONLY at WTLC.

The Tulsa 66ers are coming to Oklahoma City

6

After 20 years in the dark, minor league basketball has returned to OKC!

Top 10 Thunder Summer League Highlight Reels

6

Need to catch up? Then look no further.

The Story of Sebastian Telfair

16

From Coney Island to Tianjin, we chronicle Bassy's lengthy career and determine whether he can be an asset to OKC.

Kevin Durant Confirmed for 2016 World Championship

2

KD is back to lead the charge, along with an old bearded friend.

Saying Goodbye to Thabo Sefolosha

4

We recount Thabo's career, from his beginnings in Vevey to his final days in the 405.

Season Grades: Hasheem Thabeet carves his niche

5

You might not love his game, but you definitely love his smile. Get the lowdown on Hasheem and his most recent stint with the Thunder.

Grading Jeremy Lamb: Looking for a role

3

Jeremy Lamb had an up and down year for the Thunder, but did he even get a chance before he was cast aside? We take a look.

Zeb Talks With SonicsRising and Sactown Royalty

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Greg Wissinger and I give the hardcore details on our teams, while Kevin Nesgoda and Chris Meirose attempt to grill us.

Nick Collison Undergoes Successful Knee Surgery

1

He's expected to miss 4-6 weeks of the off-season, and we don't expect his game to get worse next season.

Coaching adjustments define Thunder-Spurs matchup

13

We take a look at two stretches that absolutely killed the Thunder in Game 5, and what Scott Brooks should have done to avoid them.

The two moves Pop made to win Game 5

5

We've heard a lot of analysis, but I'm breaking this down to basics. Here's how the key strategies of starting Matt Bonner and attacking the basket had a ripple effect across the entire game.

Thunder aim for the basketball rainbow vs. Spurs

8

This series will be decided tonight. By whom? Check the facts within and decide for yourself.

The Thunder and Spurs Write History

18

Today, we're going to use the really nice pen when we write in the history book.

Ibaka never rides alone....

29

What else did the Thunder do to win this game? One man, however incredible, doesn't make a 44 point swing.

Thunder set to make stand against Spurs

6

We've all had a few days to sit and stew over the results of the first two games. Despite that, there doesn't seem to be a clear answer to the Thunder's problems in sight.

Thunder obliterated by Spurs, 112-77

41

The Thunder still can't protect the paint, and now they can't score. What went wrong? We dissect the problem from inside and out.

A Look Back at the Thunder-Spurs Regular Season

10

A detailed study of the known past gives us a window into the mysterious future.

Back to square one for the Thunder and Clippers

31

Looking at Scott Brooks' problems, and what he can do to fix them. Also, is KD tired?

The Thunder-Clipper chess match continues

6

We take a look at the importance of Matt Barnes, the Thunder's offensive style, Steven Adams' changing role, and the CP3-Westbrook matchup.

Mystery surrounds OKC's Game 3 Clipper encounter

17

Will J.J. Redick continue his reign of terror? Can the Clippers stay out of foul trouble? Will Derek Fisher play?

Zeb talks about Durant's MVP on Phil Naessens

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What does Durant's MVP mean to OKC? Was firing Jackson the right move? Why did it happen? Who's replacing him? All of those questions, and more, are answered on today's show.

Thunder vs. Clippers Series Preview

6

A regular season series rundown, matchup previews, and keys to winning the series. What more could you need?

Thunder seek to terminate wounded Grizz in Game 7

6

We go through how the Grizz will respond to ZBo's suspension, and investigate how much of a shot the Grizzlies really have of stealing this series. (It won't happen!)

Zeb talks OKC-MEM with Mullinax on GBB Live!

2

We delve into what KD and Westbrook need to do to get going, what Grizzly worries me the most, which coach is better, and what we think is going to happen next.

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