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2018 NBA Draft, Jaren Jackson Jr., Memphis Grizzlies, NBA -

Jaren Jackson Jr. is a big rib eater. When he gets to Memphis, Tennessee, he says, he’s “coming and smacking all the ribs.” “The barbecue is crazy,” Jackson said. “I’ve been there before because my uncle used to live there. I just know that and the rap culture.” Mostly, he knows about the Grizzlies and […]

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2018 NBA Draft, Jaren Jackson Jr., Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, San Antonio Spurs -

Former NBA guard and Georgetown standout Jaren Jackson has played with legendary big men such as Tim Duncan and David Robinson. He recalls it being a privilege to be able to throw them the ball in the post as the San Antonio Spurs went on to win their first championship in 1999. A few months […]

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Carmelo Anthony, Cleveland Cavaliers, Dwyane Wade, Jerry West, LeBron James, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, NBA Draft -

The 2018 NBA draft lottery takes place Tuesday night. It’s a loaded class. And while 15 years ago the lottery wasn’t the grandiose event it is now, a season of draft positioning (also known as tanking) on the part of some teams made the May 22, 2003, NBA draft lottery must-see TV. What happened that […]

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Daily Uplift, Elliot Perry, Get Lifted, Memphis Grizzlies, Memphis Tigers, NBA, The Next Chapter -

Memphis, Tennessee, native and 6-foot point guard Elliot Perry was Memphis State University basketball coach Larry Finch’s first recruit. He started every game during his collegiate career (1987-91), leading the program to two NCAA tournament appearances and a second-round berth in 1987. That was more than three decades ago. Now, Perry is director of player […]

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2018 NBA All-Star Game, Dillon Brooks, Memphis Grizzlies, Mtn Dew Kickstart Rising Stars Challenge -

At least give Memphis Grizzlies guard Dillon Brooks credit for not coming out and saying that his 2017 draft class was the best in NBA history. But to say that his class was better than the 2003 class that produced LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh — that’s a big statement to […]

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J. B. Bickerstaff, James Worthy, Los Angeles Lakers, Luke Walton, Mario Chalmers, Memphis Grizzlies, MLK50, NBA, Penny Hardaway, Swin Cash -

When NBA players live and work in a city where Martin Luther King Jr. made such an impact, they find themselves faced with a duty to defend their home court. The Memphis Grizzlies maneuvered their way to a 123-114 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday at the FedEx Forum in the 16th Annual […]

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David Fizdale, Memphis Grizzlies, Mike Conley, NBA -

David Fizdale went from a head coach darling to fired in a matter of months. Center Marc Gasol was called a coach killer and has been the subject of trade rumors. The struggling Memphis Grizzlies’ seven-year playoff streak also appears to be in serious jeopardy. Through most of this nightmarish season for the Grizzlies, Mike […]

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Black History, Martin Luther King Jr., Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, Nike, Style, Uniforms -

The NBA’s most meaningful uniform of the season honors the civil rights movement, an iconic slogan, and one of the era’s most fearless, Martin Luther King Jr. On Friday, the Memphis Grizzlies announce the release of its MLK50 City Edition uniform. The new look marks the fourth and final installment of the series of uniforms […]

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25 Days of Sweetness, Alabama, Cancer, Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, Health, Kane Hogan, Memphis Grizzlies, Nicholas London, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital -

During the holidays, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital makes an even stronger effort to make sure that “kids still get to be kids, even while undergoing treatment. The mission and history of St. Jude is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Treatments invented at St. Jude […]

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Commentary, David Fizdale, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA -

In case you missed the reports, the Memphis Grizzlies have an absentee owner, a second-in-command who has no basketball background whatsoever, a roster that just isn’t that impressive and a general manager who may or may not be responsible for actually assembling it. Yet, last I checked, all of them — Robert Pera (owner), Joe […]

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David Fizdale, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA -

After only a season and 19 games as the Memphis Grizzlies’ head coach, David Fizdale was fired on Monday. The Grizzlies canned Fizdale, who was known to fiercely stand up for his players, in the midst of an eight-game skid and internal friction. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news and discussed how forward Marc Gasol’s […]

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2018 NBA All-Star Game, David Fizdale, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, Sacramento Kings, Vince Carter, Vince Carter Diary -

Twenty years ago, the NBA welcomed a high-flying young man who created a phenomenon known as “Vinsanity.” Nearly 25,000 points later, at age 40, Vince Carter is the oldest player in the NBA and a member of the rebuilding Sacramento Kings. He’s still in love with the game. Carter agreed to give The Undefeated’s Marc […]

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Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, Green Leaf Learning Farm, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, South Memphis Farmers Market, Thanksgiving -

The South Memphis Farmers Market sits on Memphis, Tennessee’s, South Side. The owners host an outdoor market every Thursday and keep a grocer on hand to stay open year-round. But on Wednesday, the grounds were open for a different reason. Members of the Memphis Grizzlies held their annual Thanksgiving Giveaway in partnership with Green Leaf […]

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Cleveland Cavaliers, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, Orlando Magic -

Somebody forgot to tell the rest of the NBA that we’re supposed to be waiting for a fourth straight Golden State Warriors-Cleveland Cavaliers Finals. In the West, the Memphis Grizzlies and Los Angeles Clippers are rocking rims and raising eyebrows. In the East, the Detroit Pistons and Orlando Magic are killing, while doormats are giving […]

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Commentary, Memphis Grizzlies -

Take the departure of a beloved NBA player-philanthropist. Add in a software glitch that slashed utility bills by a factor of 100. Divide by a rumor spread on social media, then multiply by the city’s high poverty rate. Carry the one and you get a hot (literally) mess that reveals the burden of energy inefficiency […]

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Commentary, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, Sacramento Kings, Zach Randolph -

In all NBA offseason activity, only one move represented a cultural shift: Zach Randolph leaving the Memphis Grizzlies to sign with the Sacramento Kings. Other departures might take teams out of contention. With Z-Bo gone — and Tony Allen probably right behind him — the Grizzlies lost their soul. Randolph was the most physical player […]

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2017 NBA Playoffs, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, Podcast, Rhoden Fellows -

This week on the HBCU 468 podcast, Bill Rhoden and the Rhoden Fellows talk with The Undefeated’s Kelley Evans, the general editor for the Uplift vertical on the site. Evans, who was an NBA reporter and covered the Memphis Grizzlies, talks about the playoffs. The Fellows then discuss recent commencement speeches at historically black colleges […]

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Commentary, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA -

Every time the Memphis Grizzlies make the playoffs, which they have for seven years running, the same storyline emerges: Look at how basketball brings this city together. The most recent example showed up in the city’s daily newspaper before Game 5 of the first-round series against the San Antonio Spurs. The headline: “Grizzlies help break […]

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2017 NBA Playoffs, Kawhi Leonard, Memphis Grizzlies, Mike Conley, NBA, San Antonio Spurs, What Had Happened Was -

GAME. BLOUSES. Marc Gasol may have hit the game-winning floater to tie the Memphis Grizzlies‘ series against the San Antonio Spurs on April 22, but the most important actor in the game was guard Mike Conley, who scored a franchise postseason record 35 points. Conley’s efforts helped Memphis overcome Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard’s postseason best […]

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Kawhi Leonard, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, San Antonio Spurs, What Had Happened Was -

GAME. BLOUSES. Thanks to Kawhi Leonard’s 32 points and 12 rebounds, the San Antonio Spurs survived an overtime contest against the Memphis Grizzlies to extend the team’s winning streak to three games. San Antonio had to rally in the final moments of regulation Tuesday night but were able to win decisively in overtime, 95-89. LaMarcus […]

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2017 NBA All-Star Game, Damian Lillard, Joel Embiid, Karl-Anthony Towns, Memphis Grizzlies, Mike Conley, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, Philadelphia 76ers, Portland Trail Blazers, Rudy Gobert, Utah Jazz -

There are two popular votes that didn’t turn out the way Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid wanted them to. Embiid appeared to be perturbed by Hillary Clinton’s loss to Donald Trump despite winning the nation’s popular vote in the presidential election. And although Embiid also won the popular vote by NBA fans, he was not […]

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Arizona State Sun Devils, Brooklyn Nets, Get Lifted, Lionel Hollins, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, Portland Trail Blazers, The Next Chapter -

Every morning, Lionel Hollins drives a few miles from his home in a suburb of Memphis, Tennessee, to a nearby athletic club for a morning swim. “I swim every day,” the once and former head coach for the Memphis Grizzlies and Brooklyn Nets said. “I’ve swam off and on over the years, but my last […]

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Memphis Grizzlies, NBA -

“Memphis,” says point guard Mike Conley, “is a small town.” Born in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and raised in Indianapolis, the Grizzlies franchise player and floor general says Memphis suits him. “You can float under the radar when things aren’t going well — and when things are going good, you still float under the radar.” The fourth […]

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CulturePlay, James Ennis III, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA -

In downtown Memphis, the music is loud. The air is filled with soul and rhythm and blues. This is a place where grit meets grind, and where Memphis Grizzlies small forward James Ennis is fitting right in. Ennis was in first grade when he knew he’d play basketball — that was when his father first […]

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Ace Mumford, Chris Wallace, Memphis Grizzlies, NCF, Southern Jaguars -

It was around 1905 when Ace Mumford had to leave his hometown of Buckhannon, West Virginia, at just 7 years old to get an education. Why? Simply put, because blacks weren’t afforded one there at the time. Now more than 110 years later, Southern University’s legendary football coach will be honored by that same small […]

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Allen Iverson, Carmelo Anthony, Denver Nuggets, Memphis Grizzlies, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, NBA, Philadelphia 76ers -

Chucky Atkins wouldn’t reveal “The Answer” as to who our superstar lunch guest was, but it was an unforgettable surprise. Neither the then-Denver Nuggets guard or myself could remember the exact date, but it was in the summer of the late 2000s. We were both wearing the expected business casual at an upscale steakhouse in […]

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Louisiana State University, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, Tyrus Thomas -

Tyrus Thomas’ cellphone never stopped ringing in July after Alton Sterling was shot several times at close range and killed by two white Baton Rouge, Louisiana, police officers. The former NBA player’s cellphone rang again when three Baton Rouge policemen were killed. In both instances, he picked up the phone and answered tough media questions. […]

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Brandon Henderson, christmas, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA Charity, Sports, vince carter -

While many professional athletes and sports teams make a habit of giving back to the […]

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billy king, Brooklyn Nets, jason kidd, lionel hollins, Memphis Grizzlies, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, Sports -

All signs point to Lionel Hollins, who was inexplicably fired after a 56-win season in […]

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Memphis Grizzlies, Minority Owners, Money, NBA, NBA Owners, News, Penny Hardaway, Penny Hardaway Grizzlies, Sports -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — NFL quarterback Peyton Manning and his wife, Ashley, and former NBA player Penny Hardaway have agreed to join the group of minority owners for the Memphis Grizzlies, said a person familiar with the deal...

The post Penny Hardaway agrees to join group of minority owners for NBA’s Grizzlies appeared first on theGrio.

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