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BRADENTON, Fla. — At IMG Academy in Florida, it’s really not that different from any other high school in suburban America. Well, except for the world-class sports and training facilities, hyperspecialized athletes, tremendous student-teacher ratio and national recognition. Other than that, it looks like a normal place where kids...
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Ja Morant has heard the comparisons to OKC's Russell Westbrook and Sacramento Kings guard DeAaron Fox. And if it's all the same to you . . . stop it. "I wouldn't compare myself to anyone," Morant said just hours after the Memphis Grizzlies selected him with the No. 2 overall...
One week ago, Marc Gasol and the Toronto Raptors were still champions in waiting, The Golden State Warriors were still revered as nearly unstoppable, Anthony Davis was still a New Orleans Pelican, and Mike Conley was still a member of the Memphis Grizzlies, who had just introduced Taylor Jenkins...
One by one, they entered the Laurie Walton Center at The University of Memphis. And to a man, they all have the same stated goal: To win an NCAA Championship. This season. And none of them hesitated or shuddered when the subject came up. And given that the Tigers boast...
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There are two notorious NBA journalists known for breaking news before anyone else: ESPN's Andrian Wojnarowski and The Athletic's Shams Charania. And BOTH are reporting that the Memphis Grizzlies have finally pulled the trigger on a Mike Conley trade, sending the beloved point guard to the Utah Jazz. Memphis has...
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As media began filing out of the press conference introducing Taylor Jenkins as the Memphis Grizzlies new head coach, I asked Michael Wallace of the Grizzlies’ in-house “Grind City Media” unit how long he’d been with the team. I admit, I knew the answer when I asked. “Three years,” Wallace...
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Fans of the Tigers have been waiting in great anticipation for the upcoming season. Every nugget of potentially bad news was greeted with uneasiness with the base. For instance, Head coach Penny Hardaway previously stated that all players would be on campus by June 3 for the start of the...
Last week, I wrote that with the NBA Draft kicking off the summer offseason, it would make sense for the Grizzlies to have their new coach selected sooner than later. Sooner it is, then. Multiple media outlets are reporting that the Grizzlies have tapped Milwaukee Assistant Coach Taylor Johnson as...
As an NFL rookie, Frank Herron Jr. accomplished what many players spend years attempting to win: a Super Bowl ring. Listed at 6’4”, the 312-pound defensive end was released by the New England Patriots at the conclusion of the 2018 training camp. He subsequently signed with the Seattle Seahawks, but...
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Wednesday night, the Toronto Raptors shocked the NBA, seizing back home-court advantage with a 123-109 win at Oracle Arena. It was a thrilling game, with the Raptors overcoming a 47-point explosion by Steph Curry and controlling the game throughout. After Game 4 in Oakland on Friday, the game schedule quickens...