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It’s been two years since the world was rocked by the news that Prince, one of the most talented artists to roam this earth, had died in his home.As the world grappled with such a significant loss, others attempted to fill the void with some of their fondest memories...
Remember back years ago, when Tubby Smith couldn't seem to recruit players from Memphis? Yeah, us neither. On the same day that Penny Hardaway was introduced as head coach, his mentee Alex Lomax was released from Wichita State. Lomax officially announced he's coming to the Tigers earlier this month. And Hardaway's...
Former WNBA standout Tamika Catchings has advice for women entering the WNBA out of this year’s draft. “I think for the players coming in, just being able to live their dreams and take advantage of the opportunities that’s presented to them — take advantage of every opportunity …,” Catchings said. The...
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With their seven-season playoff streak over, the Memphis Grizzlies held their annual end-of-season media availability Thursday. And much like their season, I'm not sure exactly what to take away from it. The Grizzlies finished with a 22-60 record. Not surprisingly nor inaccurately, much of the lost season had to do...
For reasons having much to do with MLK50 activities and publications, I've been out of pocket. But there really hasn't been much to say, other than the Grizz look scrappy but hapless out there most of the time. Grit-N-Grind seems like aeons ago. But I made a point to check...
By CLAY BAILEY, Associated Press Sacramento Kings guard Bogdan Bogdanovic acknowledged he didn't have a very good night against the Memphis Grizzlies. Until the game's closing seconds. Bogdanovic knocked down a 16-footer with just over a second remaining, then tipped the ensuing Memphis inbounds pass to help Sacramento escape with a 94-93 victory...
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By CLAY BAILEY, Associated Press With a 10-day contract to make an impression, MarShon Brooks got off to a very nice start. Brooks scored 14 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter in his first game with Memphis, helping the last-place Grizzlies beat the Portland Trail Blazers 108-103 on Wednesday night. Brooks...
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By BRIAN HALL, Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jeff Teague didn't mince words. The Minnesota Timberwolves' 101-93 loss to the lowly Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night was devastating. "This is the worst loss, by far," Teague said. "This was a must-win for us. Every game down the stretch is a must-win. Against a...
March 20, 2018! Mark it down. The first – and unofficial – “Penny Day.” Sure, it was the first day of spring but it was cloudy and decidedly chilly outside. Inside the hearts and minds of many, the more real shift was from the “winter” of a dismal basketball period at...
When the heart-throbbingly popular local basketball legend “comes home” to coach his college team, it’s a no-brainer bet that his first appearance in that role would be a thriller, no matter how brief. One of the worst-kept secrets ever is now a cat - OK, Tiger - out of the...
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