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GIFs, Video / Jan 26, 2015 / 9:15 pm

Watch Marc Gasol Embrace Soccer Past, Try To Head-Butt Ball Through Basket

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Marc Gasol

Marc Gasol plays another sport for a living, but that hardly means the Memphis Grizzlies star has forgotten his soccer past. We just hope he was a bit better player than his current skills suggest. Watch Gasol repeatedly try to head-butt the ball through the basket after a whistle during his team’s game against the Orlando Magic. Read More »

All-Star, Latest News / Jan 22, 2015 / 7:45 pm

The 2015 NBA All-Star Starters Announced; Kyle Lowry Overtakes D-Wade

Kyle Lowry, Dwyane Wade

The 2015 All-Star starters have finally been announced, and there hasn’t been much of a change since the early January returns. Except, Stephen Curry has overtaken LeBron James as the leading vote getter overall, and Kyle Lowry has leapfrogged Dwyane Wade to be named an Eastern Conference starter in the backcourt with John Wall. All the 2015 NBA All-Star starters and final voting results after the jump. Read More »

GIFs, Latest News / Jan 19, 2015 / 4:15 pm

Marc Gasol Complained To Reporter When Grizzlies Almost Traded Mike Conley

Mike Conley, Marc Gasol

“There were times we came close to trading Mike, because his development was so slow, and thank goodness we didn’t,” Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace admitted to NBA.com’s Ian Thomsen in his recent profile on Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley. We already told you about Conley’s uniquely tight bond with backcourt partner Tony Allen, but Spanish center Marc Gasol told Thomsen he actually called Memphis Commercial Appeal beat writer Ronald Tillery to complain when the Grizz almost traded Conley to the Bucks earlier in Conley’s career. Read More »

GIFs / Jan 14, 2015 / 11:00 pm

Video: Marc Gasol Dishes Out A Pretty No-Look, Behind-The-Head Dime

Marc Gasol

Marc Gasol’s skills on both ends of the floor are downright spectacular to watch. Not only is the seven-footer a former Defensive Player of the Year with a plethora of offensive moves in the post, but the big man in Memphis is also equipped with passing skills that resemble those of a point guard. In fact, Gasol ranks second among centers in the league (3.6) for assists per game. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Jan 12, 2015 / 2:45 pm

Video: Marc Gasol’s Acrobatic Reverse Layup Over Alex Len

Alex Len, Marc Gasol

Memphis Grizzlies big man Marc Gasol struggled with his shot during regulation and the first overtime period on Sunday night against the visiting Phoenix Suns, scoring in only two of his ten attempts in that time. One of those successful shots came late in the first quarter, and found the bottom of the bucket in unusual fashion. Read More »

Smack / Jan 9, 2015 / 12:45 pm

Video: Marc Gasol Chastises Hawks Fan Who Gave Him Fake ‘High Five’

Marc Gasol

Players are under no obligation to ‘high five’ or ‘dap’ fans who hold their hand out as teams head from the court to the locker room – especially at an away game following a loss. So you can understand the frustration of Marc Gasol when a really cool, clever, and not-at-all childish opposing fan pulled his hand back as the Spanish big man reached for it following the Memphis Grizzlies’ loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 8, 2015 / 1:15 am

Report: Grizzlies Looking To Acquire Luol Deng Or Jeff Green

Luol Deng, Jon Leuer

If you don’t think Marc Gasol‘s impending free agency this summer isn’t at least partially the reason the Grizzlies are looking to upgrade their wing rotations, then you don’t understand how insecure small market teams feel when their stars are coming up for a new deal. League sources — aren’t they always — tell Marc Stein of ESPN.com the Grizzlies are looking to trade for Luol Deng or Jeff Green before the Feb. 19 trade deadline. Read More »

NBA / Jan 7, 2015 / 10:45 pm

Video: Marc Gasol Hits Over-The-Backboard Floater

Marc Gasol

The Grizzlies are still missing Zach Randolph, which is their only saving grace after a 96-86 loss in Atlanta tonight. The Hawks beat them in every quarter except the last, which they only lost by a single point, but center Marc Gasol can hardly be faulted for the loss. His numbers were impressive on both sides of the ball, and while the Grizzlies lost, he certainly had the shot of the game. Read More »

All-Star, Latest News / Jan 2, 2015 / 11:00 am

Stephen Curry And LeBron Lead Second Ballot Of 2015 NBA All-Star Game

Stephen Curry

The 64th NBA All-Star Game tips off on Feb. 15, so the second balloting returns were revealed during the New Year. No changes at the top with Stephen Curry leading the Western Conference voting and LeBron James leading the East, but Curry has gotten close to James in the overall lead, Pau Gasol passed Carmelo Anthony in the East, and Kobe Bryant continues to see strong returns for a chance at a backcourt slot alongside Curry in the West. Read More »

Latest News / Dec 18, 2014 / 12:00 am

Memphis Grizzlies Beat San Antonio Spurs 117-116 In Triple Overtime Classic

Tim Duncan, Marc Gasol

The Memphis Grizzlies led the short-handed San Antonio Spurs by 23 points in the second quarter and 17 points in the third. But Gregg Popovich’s team doesn’t feel sorry for itself, and certainly doesn’t play the scoreboard. Thank god – we’d have been robbed of an all-time classic if it did. In a game containing multiple game-tying buzzer-beaters and much more clutch shot-making, the Grizzlies beat the Spurs 117-116 after three wildly entertaining overtimes. Read More »