Hey, Guy, Just Shake Marc Gasol's Hand

After Tuesday night's game against the Hawks, Grizzlies center Marc Gasol was giving daps to fans as he headed into the locker room. One fan did not want any of Gasol's daps, though, and pulled the ol' pull-the-hand-back-and-rub-your-hair handshake prank. » 1/09/15 2:38pm 1/09/15 2:38pm

Vince Carter's Old-Man Dunk Makes Me Happy

Let's be honest, this probably isn't a bloggable dunk if it had been done by, say, Terrence Ross or Gerald Green. A good-but-not-great dunk is a little more noteworthy, however, when it's 37-year-old Vince Carter throwing it down, showing us all that sometimes—even when you're a shell of your former self and your best… » 12/23/14 10:14am 12/23/14 10:14am

Everybody Do The Andre Iguodala Travel Dance!

Late in last night's game between the Grizzlies and Warriors, Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley dropped in a layup that put his team up 95-88 with three minutes to play. Warriors forward Andre Iguodala thought Conley took one too many steps on the drive, and he used the language of dance to express his displeasure: » 12/17/14 12:14pm 12/17/14 12:14pm

Vince Carter Receives Standing Ovation, Cries During Return to Toronto

Vince Carter's Memphis Grizzlies are playing in Toronto tonight, and for the first time since the Raptors traded the former Air Canada to the Nets in 2004, he was cheered. Carter has played 16 games in Toronto since the trade—including a playoff series in 2007—and in every single one of them he was vociferously booed.… » 11/19/14 8:58pm 11/19/14 8:58pm

Buzzer-Beating Tip-In Winner Called Good After Five Minutes Of Replay

The Memphis Grizzlies somehow pulled out a 111-110 win tonight at home over the Kings thanks to a buzzer-beating inbound pass-to-tip-in from Vince Carter to Courtney Lee with just 0.3 seconds remaining. It then took officials nearly five minutes to declare the basket good and to allow the Griz to celebrate. » 11/13/14 10:48pm 11/13/14 10:48pm

Tony Allen So Excited To Enter Game, He Forgot To Take His Shirt Off

NBA uniforms have gotten pretty ridiculous lately, but we aren't quite to the point where players are competing in their warmup shirts. That didn't stop the Grizzlies' Tony Allen from trying to enter tonight's game against the Kings while still sporting his warmups. » 11/13/14 9:25pm 11/13/14 9:25pm

Tony Allen Gets Frustrated, Smacks Cameraman's Camera For Some Reason

Cameramen creep up on the baseline at NBA games, and sometimes that causes players to fall into the media line after a foul or shot. But Tony Allen was nowhere near one cameraman during last night's game against the Pelicans, so it makes no sense why he turned around and smacked the guy's camera after a foul. » 11/04/14 12:00pm 11/04/14 12:00pm

Anthony Davis Comes Out Of Nowhere For The Putback Dunk

Welcome to the latest edition of Anthony Davis Does Something You've Never Seen Before. Today we have him launching himself from just in front of the dotted line, extending his Groot arm to collect a shot that clanged high off the rim, and then throwing down the putback dunk over poor Zach Randolph—all in one fluid… » 11/04/14 9:33am 11/04/14 9:33am

Memphis Grizzlies Honor Baby In Bear Suit At Halfcourt

During a timeout in the Memphis Grizzlies' opener last night, mascot Grizz brought a baby to halfcourt while The Lion King's "Circle of Life" played. Now "Circle of Life" is playing in your head as you read this. » 10/30/14 2:45pm 10/30/14 2:45pm

The Grizzlies' Front Office Is A Dysfunctional Zoo Of Obtuseness

The briefly open relationship between the Memphis Grizzlies and head coach Dave Joerger reset curiously this week when the Minnesota Timberwolves did not hire him away. Hall pass thus revoked, Joerger came back and made nice with his bosses, who, if this delightful bit of reportage by SI's Chris Mannix is to be… » 5/26/14 4:30pm 5/26/14 4:30pm

Zach Randolph Is Suspended For Game 7. This Is Some Bullshit.

The NBA just announced that Zach Randolph will be suspended for Game 7 tomorrow night. The league says that it's for punching Steven Adams in the jaw. We would contend, if Z-Bo punches a man in the jaw, he's going to fall a lot harder than that. » 5/02/14 6:23pm 5/02/14 6:23pm

The Kevin Durant Backlash Has Begun, And It's Stupid

This is the cover of a section in today's Oklahoman, a newspaper which just took a chainsaw to the idea that smaller cities are more loyal and forgiving than the big ones. Shots fired, as they say. » 5/01/14 12:41pm 5/01/14 12:41pm

Joey Crawford Is Still A Shit

Well, this was inevitable. We all knew that, at some point during these playoffs, Joey Goddamn Crawford was going to find away to thrust himself into the spotlight and whip up some controversy, because Joey Crawford is the worst. » 4/30/14 9:50am 4/30/14 9:50am

Russell Westbrook's Steal And Dunk Puts Grizzlies-Thunder Into OT

The Grizzlies had the ball and a chance to ice the game for a 3-2 series lead over the Thunder. But Russell Westbrook hassled Memphis point guard Mike Conley, Jr. enough to jar the ball loose and tie the game up at 90 with a dunk. » 4/30/14 12:05am 4/30/14 12:05am

Reggie Jackson Attempts Desperation Shot With Four Full Seconds Left

Reggie Jackson hit a big three-pointer to bring the Thunder within two points of the Grizzlies just inside one minute to play. He then hit a floating layup to the tie the game at 80-80 with 30 seconds left. The score would stay at 80-80 and Oklahoma City and Memphis went to their third consecutive overtime because… » 4/27/14 12:29am 4/27/14 12:29am

Tony Allen Is The Defensive Stopper You Can Root For

There's a certain stigma that often hounds players who are labeled as defensive stoppers in the NBA, a belief that no small part of their success is derived from the fact that they are simply willing to play like assholes. This was true of Bruce Bowen, who was never all that feisty but wasn't shy about using a dirty… » 4/22/14 11:04am 4/22/14 11:04am

Russell Westbrook And Kevin Durant Are Awesome

This is a beautiful thing. In the first quarter of Grizzlies-Thunder, Russell Westbrook grabbed a rebound and, in the same motion, effortlessly flicked a pass three-quarters of the court that just so happened to land right in front of a streaking Kevin Durant for a fast break dunk that had no business happening. And… » 4/19/14 10:15pm 4/19/14 10:15pm

Grizzlies To Give Fans Neck Tattoos With None Of The Permanence

Grizzlies forward James Johnson has a huge neck tattoo dedicated to his prematurely born son, Naymin. He's also been a superb role player appreciated by Memphis fans, so what better way to celebrate Johnson than with a (temporary) neck tattoo giveaway? » 2/06/14 10:21pm 2/06/14 10:21pm

Let Zach Randolph Put You In The Christmas Spirit

Here's a nice moment from Wednesday's Thunder-Grizzlies game, in which Z-Bo does a really great thing for a young fan who wanted a souvenir to take home with him. » 12/13/13 11:01am 12/13/13 11:01am