There was a time when the Grizzlies were the sorriest franchise in all of sports.
Garish green jerseys. Bryant "Big Country" Reeves. An ignomious Playoff losing streak (three straight years getting swept out of the first round). The Allen Iverson disaster.
Those days are long behind this franchise. Now, they might very well be the envy of the sports world after their first trip to the Western Conference Finals in franchise history and a very bright future for years to come.
ESPN has named the Memphis Grizzlies the top franchise in all of sports in its annual franchise power rankings.
The @MemGrizz are the best, Sacramento Kings are the worst & Cam Newton is on a mission. #FranchiseIssue out Friday. pic.twitter.com/XfQyVTgGO1
— ESPN The Magazine (@ESPNMag) September 17, 2013
Via Skype, @MemGrizz CEO Jason Levien's reaction to being No. 1 & explanation for the team's rise. http://t.co/AUb1Lt449p #FranchiseIssue
— ESPN The Ma...