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Grit and Grind – The Culture of a City

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July 17, 2018

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”.

Chris Chiozza @Chiozza11: Man on A Mission by @Leontaylor1983

Former Memphis High School standout Guard Chris Chiozza has come a long way since his days as a standout point guard at White Station High School.

KYLE ANDERSON’S FIT IN MEMPHIS Written by: Mike Patton @General_MP

Marc Gasol and Mike Conley Jr. are all that remain from a Memphis squad that used to be physical and impose their will on other teams.

Hitting the Hard Reset on the Memphis Grizzlies By: @CubsTigersGrizz

In the summer of 2006 the Memphis Grizzlies were a team that had just completed the most successful four year run in the franchises history. Four consecutive playoff appearances, a coach of the year, executive of the year and sixth man of the year were all part of a the stretch that helped Memphis begin… Read More ›

Are the Memphis Grizzlies assembling Grit N Grind 2.0?

Then came the 2018 NBA Draft and along with it a renewed focus on the identity that has set Memphis apart from the rest of the NBA. While the rest of the league has been focusing on flash & star power, the Grizzlies have given indications that they plan on continuing to go against the grain. 

Four- Star Guard Tyler Harris Signs with the Memphis Tigers

Tyler Harris, a four-star point guard from Cordova High School, has committed to the University of Memphis Tigers men’s basketball team. By landing Harris, New Memphis Head Coach Penny Hardaway and assistant coach Tony Madlock have now locked up the two top seniors in Memphis high school basketball, as four-star point guard Alex Lomax signed… Read More ›

Memphis Tigers coaching staff update: Faragi Phillips status

Via our Talkbacklive reporter Leon Taylor According to a source, Faragi Phillips can not be apart of the Memphis staff. Coach Phillips coached Lomax in AAU, which if he were to be added on as Director of player development or basketball operations, would be a NCAA violation. Unless Coach Phillips is named as one of… Read More ›

Memphis’ NIKE EYBL affiliate Team Penny (TN) will officially be switching back too..

The Bluff City Legends (TN) are back. Memphis’ NIKE EYBL affiliate Team Penny (TN) will officially be switching back to their old program name, last used in the 2012 EYBL. The Legends will stay on the Nike EYBL and feature the top rising senior in the country ESPN #1 player in the 2019 class, James… Read More ›

Father of TJ Moss provides recruiting update

Justice Bolden, TalkBack Live, Los Angeles, CA During the summer of 2017, then East High School rising senior TJ Moss and his father Terrence Moss Sr. decided it was time for a change. After previously winning two Tennessee Class AAA State Championships as a sophomore and junior at East, TJ was invited to prestigious camps… Read More ›

Memphis Tigers Point Guard Jeremiah Martin is named American Conference Player of the Week

By: Justice Bolden Memphis Tigers junior guard Jeremiah Martin was named American Athletic Conference Player of the Week after leading the Tigers to a 2-0 record this past week, which included a 96-89 home win over the Tulane Green Wave Memphis highlights of win over Tulane, and a 75-72 overtime thriller victory over the Temple… Read More ›