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Grizzlies guard Mike Conley has been in the NBA long enough to know not to read too much into preseason play. But in a season where new Head Coach JB Bickerstaff is stressing a return to a stifling defensive identity, it's the offense that has Conley's attention — an...
I love Europe. The architecture is simply stunning. I love their effortless style and lack of affect. This last trip to Barcelona and the Spanish island of Mallorca was my fourth visit across the pond and was no exception. (Happy birthday to meeeee!!) I also love the islands and the...
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The Memphis Grizzlies opened their preseason with an exhibition against the Houston Rockets in Birmingham on Tuesday night. Memphis started strong, leading most of the first half, but Houston began launching bombs and pulled away in the third quarter and eventually winning, 131-115. Mike Conley led Memphis with 16 points...
The Grizzlies have made no secret that the franchise intends to buck the trend in today’s run-and-gun, bombs away NBA. They intend to reinvent “Grit ‘n’ Grind”  for today’s style of play — which presumably means they intend to be a physical squad that plays elite-level team defense. “It’s going...
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The Grizzlies have made no secret of their intentions to double down on their identity – part of which is built on going against the grain. Aside from the new uniforms, perhaps the most obvious sign of that will be the Grizzlies' home court itself. Where most NBA courts have...
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"Am I supposed to look at you? Or the camera?" asked Grizzlies rookie Jaren Jackson Jr., kicking off a freewheeling and lighthearted interview and media session. Jackson was responding to one of the first questions hurled at him during Media Day, which officially kicks off NBA Training Camp. The rookie's...
With NBA Training Camp set to open in just a week, we're officially at the edge of a new NBA season -- and the Grizzlies finally (officially) introduced us to their summer crop of new players. They are: Kyle Anderson (RFA via San Antonio) Garrett Temple (Traded to Memphis...
Local 24 anchor Katina Rankin released her second book – “Emmett Till: Sometimes Good Can Come Out of a Bad Situation” – a few weeks before what would have been his 77th birthday (July 25) and 63 years after his tragic death at the age of 14. Young Till’s death...
Le Diner en Blanc – Memphis style – was a grand night out. I was flattered to attend and to be selected as a table host. The event concept dates back to Paris nearly 30 years ago when a gentleman – un monsieur if you will – named Francois Pasquier...
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WIDE RELEASES The Darkest Minds (PG-13 for violence, disturbing images and mature themes) Adaptation of Alexandra Bracken's futuristic best seller set in the U.S. in the wake of a pandemic which has killed 98% of children under 20 and where the survivors are being rounded up by the government. Plot...