Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 5/21/13
The Grizzlies may be having a hard time hanging with the Spurs in the Western Conference finals, but if the playoffs for some reason become an Instagram competition, Memphis will win in a landslide. That’s because Grizzlies guard Quincy Pondexter has perhaps the cutest pet in the history of organized sports in his Husky puppy, Buckets. Pondexter first brought Buckets to the public’s attention when the dog accompanied him to practice, and he’s since started a Twitter feed so Buckets can communicate with the rest of the world. After Memphis played poorly in its 105-83 Game 1 loss Sunday, the Grizzlies may be looking at a quick beginning to their offseason. If it’s an offseason filled with pictures like this, though, Pondexter and his fans may not have much to disagree with. Check out some photos of Buckets (he even gets to drive a Porsche!). When I first got home, I laid down next to a basketball. That's how my pops, @quincypondexter, came up… instagram.com/p/ZbHvsbtl7o/— Buckets Pondexter (@bucketsQP20) May 17, 2013 Pops teaching me how to drive! (Don't worry, the car was parked! #safetyfirst ) instagram.com/p/ZbKcoNNl_Y/— Buckets Pondexter (@bucketsQP20) May 17, 2013 Wow! Just did an interview with pops and @candacemccowan ! #buckets instagram.com/p/ZbRbDnNl5A/— Buckets Pondexter (@bucketsQP20) May 17, 2013 "You wasn't with me shootin in the gym!" w/ pops- @quincypondexter, uncle @spencersoo, and gramps! #buckets http://t.co/dPp18YTvUJ— Buckets Pondexter (@bucketsQP20) May 17, 2013 Time for my walk! Whoop! http://t.co/zyGS8Z0TE4— Buckets Pondexter (@bucketsQP20) May 20, 2013

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

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