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Editor's note: #Access901 columnist Joy Doss first shared this playlist last June in honor of African American Music month. It's still a great playlist though so pump up the volume . . . Memphis is a musical city, no doubt. And black folk are a musical people. So, it’s only...
The landscape of the entire NBA changed over the weekend. Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan are the makings of a superteam in Brooklyn; Jimmy Butler's departure to Miami opens the way for the Sixers to sign Al Horford; Kemba Walker will be in Boston and Terry Rozier...
Markieth McCoy sums up the Trap Fusion mission perfectly: “Our goal is to keep people alive.” Markieth was talking to “Unc,” who came in to show love but was also trying to order chitlins or something like that. We were all like, “Now Unc, you know they don’t have that...
Pop quiz: Who was the last superstar to play for your Memphis Grizzlies – you know, the kind of player fans even non-NBA fans know? I’ll wait. Okay, no I won’t. The reason you can’t name one is because there hasn’t been one. And if we’re being completely honest, we may...
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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...
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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...
This was my third year attending Night at the Lorraine, as well as sitting on the host committee. The event is designed to bring positive attention to the fabled and famed Lorraine Motel, which now serves as the centerpiece of the series of exhibits housed at the National Civil...
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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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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...