For every beginning there is an end. At least that’s the conventional wisdom. In this case the end came in a swift and loud manner. On April 2, 2019 owner and league chairman Tom Dondun ceased operations on the league just 8 weeks into the inaugural season. This left hundreds of people suddenly without a job, many stranded in cities […]
It happens to everyone at some point. An event that forces you to lose the idealism of youth. Sometimes it’s a death in the family, or moving from one city to another. Sometimes it’s when you move out of your parents house for the first time (the second and third time don’t count). Sometimes it’s that first time you have […]
The song Crossroads by Robert Johnson was a classic before the version by Cream made it a worldwide hit. While many people associate the crossroads mentioned in the song with the intersection of Highway 61 and Highway 49 in Clarkesdale, Mississippi, most people associate the crossroads with another more sinister tale. The rumor that guitarist and song writer Robert Johnson […]
The season is approaching the 1/4 mark and the results really could not be better. Anyone who says they expected this is either crazy, lying or both. After 17 games the Memphis Grizzlies are 12-5, with two road wins over the Jazz, a win over the Nuggets, 76ers, and wins at the Bucks and Minnesota. After that opening night disaster […]
Prior to 2018 the fans of the Memphis Grizzlies were not used to having their late Aprils and early Mays so boring. For seven consecutive springs, from 2011 to 2017, the Memphis Grizzlies had made the playoffs. Even the 2015-2016 campaign that saw the Grizzlies set the record for the number of players who were on a NBA roster finished […]
On November 12, 2002 The Memphis Grizzlies, off to an 0-8 start, fired head coach Sidney Lowe. Well technically he resigned, but that is semantics. New President of Basketball Operations Jerry West was determined to turn around a franchise that had never had a winning season since its inception in Vancouver. Speculation swirled all day as to who would be […]
He has roots in the Bluff City. In some ways, he’s a Memphian. Adopted, maybe, and not the prototypical kid who finds NBA stardom from the seedier sides of the city, but still one of us. He has been here, fought here, bled here…even when he didn’t have to. He could’ve left before signing either of his contract extensions.
The restoration of the legacy of Lorenzen Wright needs to begin right now.
Mr. Pera made his expectations clear in a mid-June interview
February 8, 2011 is often thought of as the day Grit and Grind was born. To many a game, that occurred in the middle of the dog days of the NBA Season, ended up altering the entire course of not just an NBA franchise but city as a whole. The game is simply now known as the “Tony Allen Game”.