TAG: Memphis Grizzlies

GIFs, NBA / Apr 14, 2014 / 10:30 am

Nick Young’s Swaggy 360-Degree Reverse Layup

Marc Gasol, Nick Young (Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports)

Marc Gasol, Nick Young (Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports)

The Lakers were not able to invite the Grizzlies to the Players Haters Ball on Sunday night. Nick Young and the Lakers had a chance to put another wrench in a Western Conference playoff picture with Memphis battling Phoenix for the final spot in the West (Dallas has clinched), but the Grizzlies got a 102-90 win in the Lakers’ last game in Staples this season. Still, at least Young had a 360-degree reverse layup on Marc Gasol, which added some swag during a largely disappointing season. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Apr 3, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Kevin Love Videobombed By Ronny Turiaf

Kevin Love

Kevin Love (Marilyn Indahl-USA TODAY Sports)

Last night, Timberwolves’ star power forward, Kevin Love, “f***ed around and got a triple-double” against a visiting Memphis team battling the ‘Wolves for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference death race. After the game, teammate Ronny Turiaf decided to show his appreciation for Love’s big game with an inspired videobomb. Read More »

GIF: Ty Lawson Abuses Nick Calathes With Fake Crossover

Ty Lawson

Ty Lawson (Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports)

You don’t always need to cross a player up to get the desired response from your defender. You don’t even need to capitalize on the play with a bucket to get featured as The Court Grip Difference Maker of the Week. After starring in our last installment, Denver’s speedy point guard, Ty Lawson, is back and breaking ankles once again. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Mar 31, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Nick Young Welcomes Phoenix To “The Player Haters Ball”

Nick Young

Nick Young (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

The Lakers are done, mathematically eliminated from a possible playoff berth a while back, and now just running out the season before probably firing coach Mike D’Antoni. But the beaten up Lakers faced off against the Suns on Sunday, one of a group of five teams looking to fit in four open playoff spots in the West. So of course Nick Young reveled in his team’s ability to put a dent in Phoenix’s playoff chances with their 115-99 win at the Staples Center. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 29, 2014 / 2:10 pm

Stephen Curry Leads Shorthanded Warriors Over Grizzlies

Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry (Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports)

The Warriors were supposed to get overwhelmed inside by Grizzlies last night, despite playing at Oracle Arena. They were missing David Lee and Andrew Bogut, their two biggest weapons against the grit n’ grind Grizzlies frontline of Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph. But a patented Stephen Curry performance down the stretch won it for the Dubs in an important game for playoff seeding. Read More »

instagram, NBA / Mar 22, 2014 / 12:13 pm

Miami Mobs Mike Miller After He Accepts His Championship Ring

Mike Miller, Erik Spoelstra, LeBron James

Mike Miller, Erik Spoelstra, LeBron James (Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports)

Former Miami team member, and two-time champion, Mike Miller was back in Miami Friday night with the Grizzlies in town. The Heat, who had to let him go for luxury tax reasons before the season, did it right, with Erik Spoelstra handing him his 2013 NBA Championship ring before the game started and a commemorative video telling Miller to “keep letting it fly.” Read More »

NBA / Mar 13, 2014 / 12:01 am

Video: Mike Conley Hits The Game-Winning Floater

Mike Conley, Anthony Davis

Mike Conley, Anthony Davis (Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports)

It might seem like Money Mike Conley has seen his production slip this season as the Grizzlies dropped back of the first tier pack in the Western Conference after reaching the Conference Finals for the first time in history last season. But his PER is at an all-time high through the first three quarters of the season and he kept the Grizzlies within striking distance of a playoff berth out west after Marc Gasol went down early in the year. On Wednesday night, Conley sank a game-winning floater against the Pelicans to give the Grizzlies their fourth straight win. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Mar 6, 2014 / 2:07 am

Andray Blatche With The Steal, Spin, Eurostep & The Finger Roll

Andray Blatche, Kosta Koufos

Andray Blatche, Kosta Koufos (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

He’s the Blatcheman, Ski-Ba-Bop-Ba-Dop-Bop. Sorry, but that’s what we were hearing in our head when the Lazarus of Brooklyn (not Bethany), Andray Blatche, performed a minor miracle in Brooklyn Wednesday night. The 6-11 forward/center is as agile on his feet as he is while dancing, and he showed it all off in a thrilling sequence during Brooklyn’s win to get over .500 on the year. Read More »

NBA / Mar 5, 2014 / 11:45 am

Who’s In? Who’s Out? Breaking Down The Western Conference Playoff Race

Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry (Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY Sports)

The NBA’s Western Conference is stacked with teams that have a chance to make a deep playoff run, but only one team can represent the West in the NBA Finals. The NCAA Tournament is right around the corner for all the college fans, but the NBA might have it’s own version with four teams fighting for the final three playoff spots in the West. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Feb 22, 2014 / 12:34 am

Video: James Johnson Self Alley-Oop Off The Glass

James Johnson, Matt Barnes

James Johnson, Matt Barnes (Justin Ford/USA TODAY Sports)

We saw Draymond Green inadvertently do this for himself two nights ago with the Rockets at Oracle, and Larry Bird used to do it all the time when he ran into traffic in the lane. That’s forgetting to mention T-Mac‘s iteration on the break during the 2002 All-Star game. But Grizzlies athletic forward James Johnson might be the first one we’ve seen do it in a regular season game in the half-court that finished with a flush. Against the Clippers Friday night, Johnson knowingly tossed himself an alley-oop off the backboard for the two-handed smash. Read More »