TAG: Memphis Grizzlies

NBA / May 23, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Dave Joerger To Meet With Owner For ‘Wolves Job

Marc Gasol, Dave Joerger

Earlier this week, the Memphis Grizzlies front office went through an upheaval when their CEO and assistant general manager abruptly left the team. There have been reports owner Robert Pera has been very hands-on with the team, including promising playing time to certain players earlier in the season. So it’s no surprise Grizzlies head coach Dave Joerger is looking elsewhere for a new job. He has made significant progress with the Minnesota Timberwolves this week. Read More »

Latest News / May 20, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Memphis Grizzlies CEO Resigns After Friction With Owner, More May Follow

Dave Joerger

On Monday, Memphis Grizzlies CEO Jason Levien and assistant general manager Stu Lash resigned from their positions. There are reports of conflict within the organization between the owner and the front office, and the futures of VP of basketball operations John Hollinger and head coach Dave Joerger are up in the air as well. Read More »

NBA, Video / May 13, 2014 / 4:31 pm

The 15 Worst Playoff Collapses In NBA History

Paul Pierce

Why do we watch? If the NBA were predictable, it would simply be boring. Yet, as we all know just from this postseason alone, expect the unexpected. The Oklahoma City Thunder and Washington Wizards each blew double-digit second-half leads to their opponents this weekend, allowing the Los Angeles Clippers and Indiana Pacers to either tie the series or take a commanding series lead. Read More »

NBA, Video / May 6, 2014 / 1:45 pm

The 10 Best Moments From The NBA Playoffs So Far

Vince Carter

Vince Carter (Kevin Jairaj/USA TODAY Sports)

Good news: We are still very early into the conference semifinals, meaning there is still a lot more trash-talking to be had, buzzer-beaters to be made and dunks to be slammed for the rest of the playoffs.

Bad news: We are already in May at the conference semifinals, meaning in a little over one month the NBA season will be over. And that sucks. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / May 3, 2014 / 7:14 pm

Tony Allen Did Not Have Migraine, Was Just Poked In The Eye & Will Play Game 7

Tony Allen, Kevin Durant

Compounding the loss of Z-Bo after he was suspended for Game 7, and the strained hamstring of point guard Mike Conley, now comes word from ESPN’s Brian Windhorst that Tony Allen might miss Game 7 because he’s suffering from a severe migraine. Except, updated reports say he’ll play and wasn’t suffering from a migraine, but was poked in the eye at shootaround this morning in Oklahoma City. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / May 3, 2014 / 6:36 pm

Report: Zach Randolph Suspended For Game 7

Zach Randolph, Steven Adams

Yesterday the NBA announced Memphis Grizzlies’ leading scorer in their seven-game series against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Zach Randolph, had been suspended for tonight’s Game 7 in Oklahoma City. Randolph’s suspension comes after he punched Thunder rookie Steven Adams in the jaw late in Game 6. Read More »

NBA, Smack / May 2, 2014 / 1:12 am

Watch Ol’ “Reliable” Kevin Durant Drop 36 As OKC Staves Off Elimination

Mike Conley, Kevin Durant

The Oklahoman headline that caused quite a stir this morning proved less-than-prophetic despite their sports editor’s public apology. The “Mr. Unreliable” moniker couldn’t have been less accurate during Oklahoma City’s blowout, 104-84, Game 6 win in Memphis. Kevin Durant led the way with 36 points and 10 rebounds and now we can all chortle at the paper’s timing. Read More »

NBA, Smack / May 1, 2014 / 1:30 pm

Oklahoma Newspaper Headline Calls Kevin Durant “Mr. Unreliable”

Thunder Extra

For Thursday’s Thunder Extra addition to the Oklahoman, the paper shows a large photo of Kevin Durant appearing to miss a shot against the Grizzlies. There’s a stand-alone headline above that picture that dominates he rest of the front page reading, simply: “Mr. Unreliable.” Durant will likely pick up the regular season MVP award next week, and some Thunder fans are a little pissed their paper is throwing him under the bus so soon. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 30, 2014 / 1:04 am

Serge Ibaka’s OT Putback Comes Late & The Grizzlies Take A 3-2 Series Lead

Serge Ibaka

The Thunder-Grizzlies series gets more breathtaking every single time they face off. In Game 5, it went to overtime again, and free basketball was as crazy as their earlier encounters this series. In the end, Father Time got the best of Serge Ibaka when his putback at the buzzer was a microsecond late. Now the Grizzlies are up 3-2 with a chance to eliminate the mighty Thunder at home in Memphis. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 30, 2014 / 12:15 am

GIF: Russell Westbrook’s Game-Tying Steal & Slam Forces OT

Russell Westbrook

All appeared lost for the Thunder as the clocked ticked under 10 seconds to play in Game 5 of their first-round series against the Grizzlies. But Russell Westbrook saved the day when he picked Mike Conley‘s pocket and took it the other way for the game-tying slam with just four seconds remaining. Read More »