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Memphis Grizzlies: why Matt Barnes is a perfect fit

The Memphis Grizzlies officially introduced Matt Barnes to their team on July 27 with a press conference and an interview. Barnes was traded from the Charlotte Hornets to the Grizzlies in exchange for Luke Ridnour. This followed a trade earlier this month when Matt Barnes was moved from the Clippers to the Hornets. Serge Ibaka Barnes has been renowned among players in the NBA for...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Grizzlies' D-League team hires female assistant coach

Sometimes, in order for barriers to begin to fall, all it takes is for someone to take that first step.In the case of the NBA and females being given a shot at coaching positions, the Spurs made it happen with Becky Hammon, and now others are following suit. The Sacramento Kings are hiring Nancy Lieberman as an assistant coach, and now the Memphis Grizzlies (via their D-League affiliate...
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Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant? Former NBA player Gilbert Arenas debates

It is a discussion that will literally never go away. Our species can be on the last spaceship off of Earth to a new planet where we'll restart civilization, and one of the space-refugees will inevitably turn to another and make small talk with one question: "So, who you got? Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant?"Some get frustrated by the unending debate, but it's all in good fun. Different...
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Gilbert Arenas on LeBron: He’s not a No. 1 option

by Josh Poloha Former Washington Wizards guard Gilbert Arenas has not played in a game since 2012 (and is still somehow getting paid, but that’s beside the point), but he still has his fair share of opinions on the NBA. In his latest Instagram post, Arenas decided to talk about Cleveland Cavaliers point-forward LeBron James. At first, he explained how an athlete like James “comes...
Via Waiting For Next Year
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Iowa Energy hire Nicki Gross as assistant coach

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Nicki Gross has been named an assistant coach with the Iowa Energy, making her the only female to fill that role in the NBA D-League. The Memphis Grizzlies and Energy announced Gross' appointment Thursday. The Grizzlies are Iowa's NBA affiliate. Gross, a former Seton Hall women's soccer player, spent the 2014-15 season as a video coordinator with the Energy...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes on the Clippers: 'Now they're the enemy'

Matt Barnes has always been one of those players who when he's on your team, you love him, and when he's not, you hate him. That's just the way he is, and he knows it.So, when Barnes was introduced to his new team, the Memphis Grizzlies (one of the Clippers' biggest rivals), Tuesday afternoon, he didn't hide his identity.From Melissa Rohlin of the Los Angeles Times:Click here to...
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Matt Barnes And The Memphis Problem

Let’s start this piece with two acknowledgments, in defense of the Memphis Grizzlies (pun intended): First, the Western Conference is unfair. The defending champions from Oakland, the Golden State Warriors, didn’t make any moves because they didn’t need to. Meanwhile, though, the San Antonio Spurs brought in LaMarcus Aldridge and some other reinforcements. The Los Angeles Clippers...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes And The Memphis Problem

Let’s start this piece with two acknowledgments, in defense of the Memphis Grizzlies (pun intended): First, the Western Conference is unfair. The defending champions from Oakland, the Golden State Warriors, didn’t make any moves because they didn’t need to. Meanwhile, though, the San Antonio Spurs brought in LaMarcus Aldridge and some other reinforcements. The Los Angeles Clippers...
Via Crossover Chronicles
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Matt Barnes on Serge Ibaka: 'He's just dirty'

Matt Barnes is a member of the Memphis Grizzlies now, after the Clippers included him in the trade with the Hornets that brought Lance Stephenson to Los Angeles.But Barnes played for the Clippers the past three seasons, during a time when the team had more than its fair share of physical battles with Serge Ibaka and the Oklahoma City Thunder. And evidently, Barnes still holds a grudge...
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Phil Jackson didn't want to spend all that money on Marc Gasol

The Knicks have had quite the fiscally responsible offseason. They didn't want to make a big offer to LaMarcus Aldridge if he wasn't willing to fit their system (and play alongside Carmelo Anthony), and their backup plans made sense.They signed Robin Lopez, Arron Afflalo and Kyle O'Quinn to highly reasonable deals. It turns out New York is now financially conservative and somewhat...
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Russ Smith’s Contract With The Grizzlies Is Now Guaranteed

Photo: Memphis GrizzliesIf the Memphis Grizzlies were looking to get rid of Russ Smith they have officially missed their opportunity. Technically, the Grizzlies could still waive/cut Russ, but at this point they’d still have to pay him. Russ was guaranteed $150,000 if he wasn’t waived before July 15th, 2015. He made it through that deadline, but there was a second cut date of...
Via The Cardinal Connect
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Barnes says he fits Grizzlies' 'Grit & Grind' approach

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Matt Barnes believes he epitomizes the ''Grit & Grind'' style that the Memphis Grizzlies have prided themselves on for years. Now that the Grizzlies have acquired him, the veteran forward is eager to continue playing that brand of basketball while winning over a fan base that had grown accustomed to cheering against him. ''This is a whole - not just team...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Let’s Get Stoned, Packers Branded Scratch-Offs & I see why Shia is crazy

Gilbert Arenas kills it at the fair, Sriracha shakes and Shia Labeouf looking weird. Do you see random sh$% while driving to work...
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Gilbert Arenas Banned From Basketball At Orange County Fair For Winning Too Much

Gilbert Arenas can’t dominate on an NBA court anymore, but he still has a good enough shooting stroke to win lots of prizes for his kids at the Orange County Fair. In fact, he was so successful at the fair Monday that officials actually banned him for the day. Arenas shared a picture of his kids and all their new friends on his Instagram account. This embed is invalid...
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Gilbert Arenas wasn’t banned from Orange County Fair after all

Gilbert Arenas managed to get his name back in the news this week after he posted an image of himself surrounded by an insane haul of country fair fare he won by dominating a carnival basketball game. The former NBA star claimed in the caption of the Instagram post that he was banned from the...Read More The post Gilbert Arenas wasn’t banned from Orange County Fair after all appeared...
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Gilbert Arenas hit maximum daily prize limit playing basketball at fair

Gilbert Arenas may no longer be playing in NBA arenas, but his shot is still good enough to fill it up at a local fair. Over the weekend, Arenas paid a visit to the Orange County Fair and put in work on the basketball hoops there. In fact, Agent Zero was so in the zone...Read More
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Gilbert Arenas Banned from County Fair Basketball Games

A photo posted by @g.i.l.b.e.r.t.a.r.e.n.a.s on Jul 26, 2015 at 5:38pm PDT You know those county fair basketball games with the small tilted rims that are impossible to win. Well former Washington Wizards all-star guard Gilbert Arenas has been dominating that game in his retirement. In fact, he has been so good at that game, he’s been banned at the Orange County Fair in...
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Former NBA Star Gilbert Arenas Gets Banned From Fair For Hilarious Reason

Former NBA star Gilbert Arenas was kicked out of a county fair in California for winning too many prizes at one particular game.
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Gilbert Arenas banned from county fair after winning too many prizes

Gilbert Arenas can still get buckets. In fact, the former Warriors/Wizards/Magic/Grizzlies guard drained so many buckets on Sunday that he got booted from a carnival. Arenas shared this great photo of himself, surrounded by his kids and all the prizes he won at the Orange County Fair, after dominating the basketball games. As you can see in his caption, Arenas, who hasn't been in...
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Gilbert Arenas won too much at Orange County Fair, subsequently banned

Gilbert Arenas hasn’t played in an NBA game since 2012, but the three-time All-Star is still getting buckets. In fact, he managed to get himself banned for making too many at the Orange County Fair. As seen via an Instagram post, Arenas hauled in a bounty of stuffed animals for his children—which includes a three-foot Minion and a pair of pandas. We just got banned from...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mike Conley misses free throw from a wheelchair

On a trip to China, while representing the NBA, Memphis Grizziles guard Mike Conley had a busy schedule. Included was a trip to the men's and women's wheelchair basketball teams of Beijing. Much to the delight of the fans, Conley joined a dribble battle, a free throw competition and various other activities. All were documented in great detail on the NBA.com website and on the...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Serge Ibaka challenges Matt Barnes to UFC fight on Twitter

Forwards Matt Barnes of the Memphis Grizzlies and Serge Ibaka of the Oklahoma City Thunder have reputations as a couple of the more rugged enforcers in the National Basketball Association today. Both have been accused of engaging in dirty tactics and instigating unnecessary conflict on the basketball court. Now that conflict may be spilling off...Read More
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies offseason report, and free agency in the West

The Memphis Grizzlies are in the midst of what in the West seems like a relatively lackluster offseason. Of course, bringing back the majority of a very successful 55-win “Grit and grind” team could be considered by some to be an accomplishment in itself. The first step of them resigning their squad was when they brought out the checkbook for franchise centerpiece and historically...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Vince Carter aka Half-Man, Half-Amazing Dancer

Back in 2003 when Vince Carter was setting the world ablaze with the Toronto Raptors. One of his many nicknames was “Half-Man, Half-Amazing” and whether on the road or at home, he lived up to that alias like a Bawse. But in this forgotten Nike commercial featuring VC, we get a chance to remember just how good of a dancer he was too. What’s that? Stunt double??? Never! The...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Jarrid Famous Agrees Upon One-Year Deal With Mavs

Free agent center Jarrid Famous has reached agreement on a partially guaranteed one-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks, league sources told RealGM. Famous, a skilled 6-foot-11 product, will join the Mavericks with a chance to make the regular-season roster after an impressive summer league with the Washington Wizards. The 27-year-old received significant interest overseas before...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss
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