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NBA / Jan 29, 2015 / 9:00 pm

Video: Vince Carter Leaves Game After Non-Contact Lower Leg Injury

Vince Carter, Wilson Chandler

We’re sick of writing about injuries. When a future Hall-of-Famer playing for a legitimate title contender suffers one, though, it’s certainly newsworthy. Watch as Memphis Grizzlies wing Vince Carter comes up limp after planting his left foot while playing defense during his team’s game against the Denver Nuggets. Read More »

GIFs / Jan 28, 2015 / 1:00 pm

Video: Rajon Rondo Rises For Putback Slam During Mavericks’ Loss To Grizzlies

Rajon Rondo

This isn’t the type of play we expect to see from Rajon Rondo in 2015. Watch the normally ground-bound Dallas Mavericks point guard sky for a putback dunk during his team’s 109-90 home loss to the short-handed Memphis Grizzlies. Read More »

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

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

Marc Gasol

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 »

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 »

Smack / Jan 19, 2015 / 3:00 pm

Mike Conley: “I’ll Slap [Tony Allen] Against The Back Of His Head” So He Listens

Tony Allen, Mike Conley

The Memphis Grizzlies have cooled since they started the season with the NBA’s best record at 10-1, but at 29-11, they’re third place in an increasingly ruthless Western Conference. A big part of their success this year — as in year’s past — is the play of perpetually underrated point guard Mike Conley. In a recent NBA.com feature with Ian Thomsen, Conley offered his own unique relationship with Tony Allen, and it’s as cavalier as the flamboyant Grizzlies defensive whiz. 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 »

Latest News / Jan 9, 2015 / 7:30 pm

Report: Celtics To Deal Jeff Green To Grizzlies For Prince & First-Round Pick

Jeff Green, Tayshaun Prince

It’s not even February and it’s already feeling like deadline season. Or maybe it’s just because Danny Ainge is determined to hold every first-round draft pick the next four years after dealing Brandan Wright to the Suns. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reports the Grizzlies have been in discussion for weeks — something we noted two night’s ago — to acquire Jeff Green from the Celtics. Right now they’re in the process of a deal that would send Green to Memphis in exchange for a future first-round pick and Tayshaun Prince‘s expiring $7.7 million contract, but they’re awaiting a third team’s finalization to make it official. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 9, 2015 / 2:30 pm

Zach Randolph To Return Friday Against Pelicans

Zach Randolph

The Memphis Grizzlies are a mediocre 4-5 over their last nine games, all of which star big man Zach Randolph has missed with a sore right knee. Have their struggles been mostly due to the lefty’s absence? We’ll find out soon enough – Z-Bo will return to the court for tonight’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans. 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 »