The NBA lockout sucks. The NCAA locked-in rules suck even more.
It looked as if a pretty fun event was about to take place tomorrow at Alaska Airlines Arena in Seattle at the University of Washington campus. Former Husky players and Seattle locals that have now moved onto become NBA stars were scheduled to open scrimmage with the current Washington basketball team. The list included Brandon Roy, Nate Robinson, Will Conroy, Quincy Pondexter, Jon Brockman, Spencer Hawes, Mike Jenson and Jamal Crawford. It looked like it could have been a fun opportunity to promote UW basketball.
It never came to light. The scrimmage was canceled by UW compliance, which resulted in these reactions from some of the Husky alumni.
I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest that these Husky players aren't too fond of the NCAA that milked them for all they were worth and now won't let them play openly in a scrimmage at their school.
On the bright side, good to see that Roy is healthy enough to scrimmage it up!
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