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Final Scores: Memphis Tigers – 52 vs Rice – 67

February 19, 2011

Final Score: Memphis Tigers – 52 vs Rice – 67

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February 21, 2011 Posted by | Adonis Thomas, Coaches, Commercial Appeal, Commerical Appeal, High School Recruiting, Josh Pastner, Memphis Tigers, NCAA Basketball, NCAA Sports, Other Media, Players, Scores, Team USA, Will Barton | 1 Comment

Final Scores: Memphis Grizzlies – 102 vs Philadelphia 76ers – 91

February 15, 2011

Final Score: Memphis Grizzlies – 102 vs  Philadelphia 76ers – 91

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February 15, 2011 Posted by | 2010 Free Agency, All Stars, Amare Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony, Chicago Bulls, Coaches, Commercial Appeal, Commerical Appeal, Derrick Rose, Dwight Howard, Grizzlies, Houston Rockets, Kevin Durant, Kevin Martin, Kobe Bryant, Kobe Bryant, Kyle Lowry, LA Lakers, LeBron James, Lionel Hollins, Los Angeles Lakers, Marc Gasol, Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat, Michael Heisley, Mike Conley, NBA, New Orleans Hornets, New York Knicks, OJ Mayo, Oklahoma City Thunder, Orlando Magic, Other Media, Players, Rudy Gay, Rudy Gay, Sam Young, Scores, Shane Battier, Team USA, Tony Allen, Will Barton, Zach Randolph | Leave a comment

Final Scores: Memphis Grizzlies – 116 vs Denver Nuggets – 108

February 13, 2011

Final Score: Memphis Grizzlies – 116 vs  Denver Nuggets – 108

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February 14, 2011 Posted by | 2010 Free Agency, All Stars, Amare Stoudemire, Carmelo Anthony, Chicago Bulls, Coaches, Commercial Appeal, Commerical Appeal, Derrick Rose, Dwight Howard, Grizzlies, Houston Rockets, Kevin Durant, Kevin Martin, Kobe Bryant, Kobe Bryant, Kyle Lowry, LA Lakers, LeBron James, Lionel Hollins, Los Angeles Lakers, Marc Gasol, Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat, Michael Heisley, Mike Conley, NBA, New Orleans Hornets, New York Knicks, OJ Mayo, Oklahoma City Thunder, Orlando Magic, Other Media, Players, Rudy Gay, Rudy Gay, Sam Young, Scores, Shane Battier, Team USA, Tony Allen, Will Barton, Zach Randolph | 1 Comment

Final Scores: Memphis Grizzlies – 89 vs Milwaukee Bucks – 86

February 11, 2011

Final Score: Memphis Grizzlies – 89 vs  Milwaukee Bucks – 86

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February 14, 2011 Posted by | 2010 Free Agency, All Stars, Amare Stoudemire, BCS, Carmelo Anthony, Chicago Bulls, Coaches, Commercial Appeal, Commerical Appeal, Derrick Rose, Dwight Howard, Houston Rockets, Kevin Durant, Kevin Martin, Kobe Bryant, Kobe Bryant, Kyle Lowry, LA Lakers, LeBron James, Lionel Hollins, Los Angeles Lakers, Marc Gasol, Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat, Michael Heisley, Mike Conley, NBA, New Orleans Hornets, New York Knicks, OJ Mayo, Oklahoma City Thunder, Orlando Magic, Other Media, Players, Rudy Gay, Rudy Gay, Sam Young, Scores, Shane Battier, Team USA, Tony Allen, Will Barton, Zach Randolph | Leave a comment

Zach Randolph Named January 2011 Western Conference Player Of The Month


On Friday Memphis Grizzlies Forward Zach Randolph was named the Western Conference Player of the Month for his play between January 1 – January 31, 2011. During the first calendar month of the year Z-Bo was awarded the NBA’s Player of the Week Award twice along with the Eastern Conference Player of the Month LeBron James of the Miami Heat.

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February 7, 2011 Posted by | 2010 Free Agency, All Stars, Amare Stoudemire, Awards, Carmelo Anthony, Chicago Bulls, Coaches, Commerical Appeal, Derrick Rose, Dwight Howard, Houston Rockets, Kevin Durant, Kevin Martin, Kobe Bryant, Kobe Bryant, Kyle Lowry, LA Lakers, LeBron James, LeBron James, Lionel Hollins, Los Angeles Lakers, Marc Gasol, Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat, Michael Heisley, Mike Conley, NBA, NCAA Basketball, New Orleans Hornets, New York Knicks, Off The Field, OJ Mayo, Oklahoma City Thunder, Orlando Magic, Other Media, Players, Rudy Gay, Rudy Gay, Sam Young, Scores, Shane Battier, Team USA, Tony Allen, Will Barton, Zach Randolph | Leave a comment

2011 NBA All Star Reserves Announced . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

For a little over a week basketball experts and fans alike have debated over which elite level players would fill the remaining fourteen 2011 NBA All Star roster spots.  Would Rookie sensation Blake Griffin get the call to play in front of the hometown fans of Los Angeles, would the NBA reward great play over popularity,  which veteran performers would get replaced by the NBA’s new crop of talent, and of course which players would be left on the outside looking in? Once the starters, chosen by NBA fans, were announced for the 60th All Star game the league’s commissioner and coaches have been trying to compile a roster of the leagues most elite talent at every position. Pretty tough job huh? Trying to narrow a list of more than 360 players down to 24 (12 on each team). There is no way that you can ever get it right.

 

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February 6, 2011 Posted by | 2010 Free Agency, All Stars, Amare Stoudemire, AP Poll, Carmelo Anthony, Chicago Bulls, Chris Herrington, Coaches, Commercial Appeal, Commerical Appeal, Dan Patrick Show, Derrick Rose, Dwight Howard, Houston Rockets, Injuries, Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant, LA Lakers, LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers, Marc Gasol, Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies, Memphis Tigers, Miami Heat, Michael Heisley, NBA, NCAA Basketball, New Orleans Hornets, New York Knicks, OJ Mayo, Oklahoma City Thunder, Orlando Magic, Other Media, Players, Rudy Gay, SEC Basketball, Team USA, TNT, Uncategorized, Westwood One, Will Barton, Yahoo Sports, Zach Randolph | Leave a comment

How “Kobe and LeBron” Stole Christmas – Both Stars To Debut New Signature Shoes During Christmas Day Game

I guess it’s safe to say that all is set for the NBA’s marquee match-up on Christmas Day between the reigning NBA Champs Los Angeles Lakers and the under achieving team that had high hopes and dreams in dethroning them, the Miami Heat.

Where will it be: Staples Center – Los Angeles, California

When will it be: Saturday December 25, 2010

What time will it be: 2:00PM (PST)

Where can it be seen: ABC (Local Channel 24 – Memphis, TN)

The rosters are set (maybe not for the Miami Heat), all the tickets are SOLD OUT and have been for a couple of months now, and we now know what will be worn on the feet of the big games two biggest stars, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James.

Both will be dawning their signature Nike kicks with a special holiday touch. Kobe will be in the Nike Zoom Kobe VI (6) “Christmas” which has been given a special “pea-green” color mockup. Reports released yesterday note Thoedor Geisel’s fable “The Grinch That Stole Christmas” as the inspiration behind the shoes design, but other sources question if its the Grinch or Kobe’s facination with the great martial artist Bruce Lee and his character Kato in “The Green Hornet”.

Click Here To See More Pictures Of The Nike Zoom Kobe VI (6) “Christmas”

LeBron on the other hand will be sporting a production model of his Nike LeBron 8 V2 nicknamed “Christmas” which will be released the following day December 26, 2010.  With a majority red upper, white sole, and green laces LBJ will be displaying his Christmas Spirit for the world to see. No word on where these will be available on release date but they will carry a fairly reasonable price tag of $160.00 + tax.

Click Here To See More Pictures Of The Nike LeBron 8 V2 “Christmas”

I guess the only question now is whether or not LeBron’s coach, Erik Spoelstra will be on the sideline for the Miami Heat on Christmas Day or will Pat Riley make his way from the front office to take over the team he built this summer.

November 24, 2010 Posted by | Kobe Bryant, LA Lakers, Miami Heat, NBA, Off The Field, Players, Team USA, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

2010 – 2011 NBA Preview

To say I’m excited about what the 2010 – 2011 NBA Season has to offer would be a huge understatement.

Kobe Bryant Celebrating His 5th NBA Championship With The LA Lakers In June 2010

Following the corrination of the Los Angeles Lakers as 2010 World Champions the NBA has had non-stop media coverage this summer that rivaled that which is only reserved for the NFL. From the draft of one of the deepest rookie classes to enter the league to Free Agency 2010, from Free Agency 2010 to “Decision 2010”, from “Decision 2010” to NBA Summer League, from NBA Summer League to the FIBA World Basketball Championship, from FIBA to the start of NBA Training Camp and Pre-Season Basketball, and from all of that to where we now find ourselves. Less then 1 hours from tip-off of this years version of the NBA.

 So many unanswered questions, so many possible moves that can still be made, so much balanced competition on both sides of the league (finally). Luckily most speculation will begin to disappear over the next couple days as teams will begin to show signs of what they are and what they aren’t in regular season action.

The NBA Opening Night Line-Up Includes:

Miami Heat at Boston Celtics: 6:30PM (CST) – TNT

Phoenix Suns at Portland Trailblazers: 9:00PM (CST) – NBA TV

Houston Rockets at Los Angeles Lakers: 9:30PM (CST) – TNT

Though we are no experts, me and Jon Roser sat down and compiled this listing of who we think will secure some personal and team hardware during this 2010 – 2011 NBA Season. Some things we agreed on and some other things we don’t quite see eye to eye on but as I had to remind myself, Roser was dropped on his head as a kid so it is not his fault, LOL. Feel free to chime in and let us know what you think about our 2010 – 2011 NBA picks. ENJOY

2010 – 2011 NBA Season Predictions:

Most Valuable Player

Jon Roser:

Winner – Kevin Duran: because a lot of the media hates LeBron

 Runner Up – LeBron James: because a lot of the media hates him

 Kevin Brumfield:

Winner – Dwight Howard: he spent the summer with Hakeem Olajuwon and finally has a decent offensive game to go with his unstoppable defense. This is definitely his year and if his team can ever perform up to expectations they actually might challenge for a NBA Championship or at least a Eastern Conference Title for the 2nd time in 3 years

 Runner Up – Kevin Durant: Though he will show improvements in all phases of his game unfortunately his team won’t which will cause him to barely miss his chance at the award again.

Defensive Player of the Year

Jon Roser:

Winner – Rajon Rondo:  just because everybody else is picking Dwight Howard

 Kevin Brumfield:

Winner – Joakim Noah: Defensive Guru Tom Thibodeau is now his Head Coach and he is playing next to Carlos Boozer which should help down low.

Leading Scorer

Jon Roser

Winner – Kevin Durant: he averaged 30ppg last season. I think he’ll average 32 or 33 this season

Runner Up – Amar’e Stoudemire: He might average 30ppg this season playing for D’Antoni in New York

 Kevin Brumfield

Winner – Kevin Durant: Dude can straight fill it up and he got better over the summer as leader of TEAM USA.

 Runner Up: Carmelo Anthony: next year is a contract year for Melo and he is trying to get out of Denver next year if not before the end of the trade deadline, basically meaning he will be playing with absolutely no conscious.

Rookie of the Year

Jon Roser

Winner – John Wall 

 Runner Up – Blake Griffin

 Kevin Brumfield

 Winner – DeMarcus Cousins

Runner Up – John Wall

– Best Player Per Position

Jon Roser

  1. A.      PG – Chris Paul: ask me at the end of the year and I might tell you Derrick Rose
  2. B.      SG – Kobe Bryant: if Kobe shows he’s declining this year, it could be D-Wade
  3. C.      SF – LeBron James – still say he’s better than Durant despite my MVP prediction
  4. D.      PF – Dirk Nowitzki – he’s better than Pau. I don’t care what GM’s say
  5. E.       C – Dwight Howard – who else is there?

 Kevin Brumfield

  1. A.      PG – Derrick Rose
  2. B.      SG – Dwyane Wade
  3. C.      SF – Kevin Durant
  4. D.      PF – Tim Duncan/ Amare Stoudamire: I can’t choose
  5. E.       C – Dwight Howard

 

–  Most Improved Player

Jon Roser

Winner – Stephen Curry: I really think this guy might average 25ppg this season

 Runner Up – Eric Gordon

 Kevin Brumfield

Winner – Dwight Howard: He probably won’t get the award because I think he will win the MVP but he will show the most improvement

Runner Up – Derrick Rose: Because Dwight Howard will likely win the MVP, Rose might walk away with the MIP by default. Though he was already great, he has shown improvement to his team management, shooting, and on ball defense with Team USA and during the 2010 Pre-season. Now that he has a decent team around him and elite coaching chances are the sky is the limit for the youngster.

– Most Overrated Player

Jon Roser

Winner – Kevin Martin

 Kevin Brumfield

Winner – Rodney Stuckey

–  Most Underrated Player

Jon Roser

 Winner – Omri Casspi

 Kevin Brumfield

Winner – Hedo Turkoglu

–  Most Disappointing Team

Jon Roser

Winner – LA Clippers: Despite picking Griffin to win ROY and Eric Gordon as runner-up in MIP, the Clippers will disappoint. They will go as Baron Davis goes and ask yourself this question: Do you really expect Baron Davis to listen to Vinny Del Negro?????

Kevin Brumfield

Winner – Denver Nuggets: If Melo gets traded the sky will begin to fall in Denver.

– Best Off Season Move

Jon Roser

Winner – LeBron James: Do I really need to say why?

Kevin Brumfield

Winner – Los Angeles Lakers: Sure the Miami Heat got 3 of the Top Free Agents of 2010 but did they really construct a good team or are they simply compiling 3 great individual players and a bunch of role guys to fill spots. The Lakers on the other hand picked up some really good role players to add to their already superb roster that answer some of the questions regarding their team and makes them even better than they were last year.  

 – Western Conference Champs

Jon Roser

Winner – LA Lakers

Runner Up – Dallas Mavericks

Kevin Brumfield

Winner – La Lakers

Runner Up – San Antonio Spurs

Eastern Conference Champs

Jon Roser

Winner – Boston Celtics

Runner Up – Miami Heat

Kevin Brumfield

Winner – Boston Celtic

 Runner Up – Chicago Bulls

 – 2011 NBA Champions

Jon Roser

Winner – Boston Celtics

Kevin Brumfield

 Winner – I Really Don’t Know, I Love Both The Lakers and Celtics

 – At The End of the Season Carmelo Anthony Will Be Playing Where?

Jon Roser

NY Knicks – everything you read says New Jersey has the best chance to get this deal done. For some reason, I think Donnie Walsh will get this done for the Knicks.

Kevin Brumfield

Chicago Bulls – maybe this is just what I am hoping because they have a better chance than the Knicks at beating the Heat, but if not the Bulls then definitely the New York Knicks.

– Unexpected NBA Trade/ Firing/ or Hiring

Jon Roser

Monta Ellis gets traded from Golden State. This is going to be Stephen Curry’s team sooner than later and I don’t think Ellis will be happy with that.

Kevin Brumfield

Eric Spolestra will underachieve and Pat Riley will fire him prematurely. This will help turn the team around but not enough to make it to the Championship.

 

–  Team That Will Surprise Everyone

Jon Roser

Memphis Grizzlies. I have them winning over 50 games. I’m pretty sure that would surprise everyone.

Kevin Brumfield

Houston Rockets. They will be better than expected

October 26, 2010 Posted by | 2010 Free Agency, Kobe Bryant, LA Lakers, Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat, Michael Heisley, NBA, OJ Mayo, Rudy Gay, Team USA, Uncategorized, Zach Randolph | 1 Comment

FedEx Forum Sells Out Of Single Game Tickets For The Grizzlies vs: Miami Heat

I guess the question of whether or not the Miami Heat are good for the NBA has been answered. According to an official press release sent out Monday afternoon by the FedEx Forum, “Single Game Tickets” for the Grizzlies November 20th matchup with the newest installment of the Miami Heat has “Sold Out” in less the 3 days. All “Single Game Tickets”, which were officially made available on Saturday October 2 at 10:00AM,  were originally valued between $13.38 and $283.74.

Just in case you missed out and would still like to watch the Grizzlies match up against LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and the rest of the Miami Heat All Star Team 10 Game Packages and Season Passes which include tickets to the November 20th matchup are still available online or at the FedEx Forum Box Office.

October 4, 2010 Posted by | 2010 Free Agency, Chris Vernon Show, Coaches, Grizzlies, Interviews, LeBron James, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat, NBA, OJ Mayo, Rudy Gay, Team USA, Zach Randolph | Leave a comment

Rudy Makes The Final Cut For USA National Team

As expected Memphis Grizzlies Forward Rudy Gay makes the final cut for the United States National Basketball Team which is set to begin pool play in the FIBA World Championship Tournament on August 28. The team was trimmed down to the final 12 players earlier today as they prepared for their final exhibition game in Spain against Greece. Boston Celtics All Star guard Rajon Rondo made the selection committees job a little easier as he volunteered to withdraw his name from contention. Though Rondo citied “family issues and other responsibilities he needed to deal with prior to the NBA season” many believe that Rondo’s game did not fit the International playing style which requires top performing guards to be able to consistently shoot the ball from the perimeter. Though Rondo is a stellar all around player, shooting is not a strong point of his game. Following Rondo’s departure the below listed players made up the final 12.

– Chauncey Billups (Denver Nuggets)

– Eric Gordon (Los Angeles Clippers)

– Stephan Curry (Golden State Warriors)

– Derrick Rose (Chicago Bulls)

– Rudy Gay (Memphis Grizzlies)

– Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder)

– Kevin Love (Minnesota Timberwolves)

– Lamar Odom (Los Angeles Lakers)

– Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder)

– Tyson Chandler (Dallas Mavericks)

– Danny Granger (Indiana Pacers)

Team USA’s World Championship Schedule Can Be Viewed Here (Click Here) Begins August 28, 2010 In Instanbul, Turkey

August 24, 2010 Posted by | 2010 World Championships, Grizzlies, LA Lakers, Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, Players, Rudy Gay, Team USA | Leave a comment