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Reports: Grizzlies agree to trade Iguodala to Miami

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ph7u7x8A-pg The "Woj Bomb" that Grizzlies fans have been waiting all season for has apparently dropped. Multiple reports indicate that the Grizzlies have agreed to trade Andre Iguodala and his $17 million contract to the Miami Heat. In return, the Grizzlies will receive former Duke star...

#MAMBAFOREVER: Reliving Kobe’s last night in Memphis

Like so many of us, the sudden death of Kobe Bryant left me without words. I knew I’d be writing about it, – or trying to, anyway. But still I struggled. Kobe’s last game in Memphis seemed like a natural place to look for inspiration. That’s...

Grizzlies winning streak now at 3 with 104-96 win over Denver Nuggets

Still playing in the shadow and shock of Kobe Bryant's tragic death on Sunday, the Memphis Grizzlies took to the floor against the current No. 3 seed, the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night. The Grizzlies' schedule from here on out is laden with playoff-caliber...

PLAYING THROUGH IT: Grizzlies and Suns shake off sudden death of Kobe Bryant for thriller at FedExForum

Sunday's game between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Phoenix Suns started with two turnovers, two standing ovations and immeasurable grief at the shocking news of NBA icon Kobe Bryant's sudden death in a helicopter crash Sunday. After the Grizzlies won the opening tip, Ja Morant...

WATCH: Kobe Bryant’s Academy Award winning short film “Dear Basketball”

It was hard not to get teary-eyed back in 2016 when Kobe Bryant released his animated short film "Dear Basketball," in which he narrates how he fell in love with the game and ascended to its heights. He even describes why he had to...

GRITGRINDGRIZZ: Why the Grizzlies shouldn’t trade Andre Iguodala – and maybe not anyone at all

As of this writing, the NBA’s Feb. 6 trade deadline is just two weeks away. Two weeks of rampant speculation about where the Grizzlies will send Andre Iguodala, who is basically being paid $17 million to stay away from the team. I made that sound worse...

REPORT: Ja Morant to skip NBA All-Star dunk contest

As breathless as Grizzlies rookie phenom Ja Morant has left us over the past two weeks, fans were hoping he would put a cherry on his electrifying season by dominating the NBA Dunk Contest during All-Star Weekend 2020 in Chicago. He almost certainly will be...

ANALYSIS: Beneath Ja Morant’s flashy game, there’s substance to Grizzlies’ unexpected playoff chase

Just before the Grizzlies’ dramatic and emphatic 121-110 win over the Houston Rockets, I was scouring the NBA’s official stats site, looking for numbers that would back up something Ja Morant told me after their win over Golden State. I’d asked the young phenom what...

Cory Booker drops out of Democratic race for President

Whoever the president is in 2020, they won't be of African American descent. New Jersey Senator Cory Booker announced today that he's dropping out of the race for president. Although disappointing, the news is not shocking. Booker has lagged in both polls and fundraising, and...

GRITGRINDGRIZZ: Grizzled veterans Jae Crowder, Solomon Hill guiding Grizz cubs

After Tuesday night’s 119-112 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves, your Memphis Grizzlies are currently ranked No. 9 in the Western Conference — just a half-game behind the San Antonio Spurs for the No. 8 seed in the NBA Playoffs. Yes, I said the “P” word,...