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Memphis Commercial Appeal:
There is no doubt O.J. Mayo will be on the Grizzlies' roster when the NBA settles its labor dispute with the players. But for how long?
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Grizzlies guard Tony Allen had to go cheap on Halloween because of the lockout and gave up Ramen noodles to trick or treaters.
Mayo’s career is at a crossroads. And the Grizzlies — facing high expectations after a playoff run to Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals last season — are right there in terms of evaluating Mayo’s future with the organization. The 6-3 shooting guard brought a household name and bucket loads of points in 2008, [...]
On Monday night, caught without candy to give away to local children as they trick or treated on Halloween, Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen instead handed out packages of beef and chicken Ramen Noodles to whoever dared show up at his door. We've no doubt that the kids were angry, especially when a millionaire athlete is well within means to load up their candy bags is instead...
So long as the lockout drags on, we’re going to see NBA exhibition and charity games put on by players. There is a one in San Jose this coming weekend featuring Warriors old and new, with more on the way. One will be in Memphis next Tuesday and is being put together by Rudy Gay,…
A seasoned University of Memphis professor walked up to Grizzlies owner Michael Heisley and waited patiently.
A) He's on a Ramen Noodle every night budget.
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Details haven't been announced, but game is expected to take place at Desoto Civic Center.
Rudy Gay is also having a charity exhibition game during the NBA lockout, featuring many of the usual suspects from these types of affairs. Reports Hoopsworld: “Since the lockout commenced on July 1, NBA players have been organizing star-studded charity games across the country. LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul have assembled teams and held games in Los Angeles, Miami...
Zach Randolph will have to wait a while to try and show the Clippers that it was a mistake to trade him for peanuts. Mark Jackson will also have to wait to show us whether or not he’s capable of coaching an NBA team. Had the Lakers gone on the road to visit the Warriors, it would’ve been his first game as a head coach–and you know what that means–he wouldn’t have been...
by David Cassilo / @dcassilo
While the NBA might have its own problems right now, the NCAA isn’t in great shape either. Financial compensation, injury settlements and scholarship length are just a few of the issues plaguing student athletes.
On Tuesday, Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) hosted a roundtable discussion on Capitol Hill about the state of the NCAA. The discussion, which was...
The once starting point guard for the Indiana Pacers is looking to get back to the NBA. And if that means working his way up from the D-League to get there, that’s what he’s planning to do. From Yahoo Sports: “Jamaal Tinlsey hopes to return to the NBA, and he wants to use the Development League to help his efforts. Tinsley has sent in the needed paperwork to enter Thursday’s...
In many ways, the Memphis Grizzlies are at the heart of this NBA lockout; much in the same way the city of Memphis lies in the heart of the continental 48 states.
Small market team? Yep.
Did the owner pay too much for them in 2001? No doubt.
Locally-financed arena? Of course.
Expensive helpers like Dick Versace, Hubie Brown, Chuck Daly, Jerry West, and Mike Fratello hired to help...