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Grizzlies snatch defeat from jaws of victory, blow huge lead to lose to Denver Nuggets, 95-92

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There's not much to say about this game, really. The Grizzlies should have coasted to a comfortable win over the Denver Nuggets, given that at one point they held a 25-point lead, even carrying a 17-point lead into the fourth quarter. They collapsed. Kyle Anderson...

GritGrindGrizz: Should the Grizzlies trade Mike Conley and Marc Gasol to The Lakers?

Apparently what I once considered “unthinkable” now seems more like inevitable. On Tuesday, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski dropped yet another “Woj Bomb” on the Grizzlies – breaking the news that for the first time, the Grizzlies will listen to trade offers for franchise icons Mike Conley...

TSDRadio: The ‘Supreme’ Mary Wilson talks about her life and career

If you think for one second that Mary Wilson is going to stand up on the stage at the Halloran Centre and sing the hits of a group she left decades ago . . . well, you’re in luck! In an exclusive interview for TSDRadio,...

MLK@90: NBA legend Bill Walton brings levity, laughter to Grizzlies MLK symposium

At this point, I've lost count of how many MLK Day Grizzlies games I've covered. Same for the extracurricular activities surrounding the game — the panels, the service projects and, of course, the Earl Lloyd Sports Legacy Symposium, which immediately precedes the game. The symposium...

VIDEO: NAACP, Kroger and The New Tri-State Defender team up to announce grant program

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Kroger, the Memphis Branch of the NAACP and The New Tri-State Defender are teaming up to announce a new grant program aimed at supporting Memphis and it's surrounding communities. The "Uplift Our Community" initiative was announced at a press conference Thursday morning at the NAACP...

Jaren Jackson Jr., Joakim Noah join student leaders for MLK discussion

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While the Grizzlies continue to struggle on the court, they seldom come up short when it come to their annual Martin Luther King Jr. observations. On what would have been King’s 90th birthday, Grizzlies rookie Jaren Jackson Jr. and Joakim Noah joined a group of...

GritGrindGrizz: Thinking the Unthinkable — Is it time to trade Marc Gasol or Mike Conley?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okOXun49DLk Understanding what’s happening with your Memphis Grizzlies right now is a little like breaking down the Trump Administration — there’s simply too much smoke for there NOT to be a fire. In just the past month, we’re talking about a franchise that: • Embarrassed itself...

TOE HOLD: Grizzlies Dillon Brooks to have toe surgery, likely to miss rest of season

And in today's episode of "As The Grizz Burn . . ." It seems like the Grizzlies can't catch a break. On Wednesday afternoon, after yet another unofficial leak earlier in the day, the Grizzlies confirmed that shooting guard Dillon Brooks will have surgery on...

After locker room altercation, Grizzlies try to heal — and win

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Mike Conley is right -- probably. After losing another winnable game, this one against the Detroit Pistons, Conley — who went scoreless for the first time in three years — mused that had he not been hampered by a sore shoulder, the Grizzlies WOULD have...

Love of farming goes back to childhood for local farmer

For as long as she can remember, Debra Lockard has been about getting that green. No, not money – though she’s definitely about that, too. Actual greens. As a child, her grandfather gave her a little patch of land, right there in the front yard....