Posts Tagged ‘Memphis Grizzlies’

Justin Timberlake’s newborn son already supports the Grizzlies

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — You may recall a few months ago when Justin Timberlake took to Twitter to swat down a hater who claimed that he wasn’t a real fan of the Memphis Grizzlies. Not only is Timberlake a Memphis native, he’s a part-owner of the team.

So we shouldn’t be surprised that yesterday, when Timberlake and wife Jessica Biel shared the first public photo of their newborn son, Silas, he was decked out in Grizz gear to support the start of the postseason…

The Timberlakes are ready!!! GO GRIZZ! #GritNGrind #Playoffs #BabyGrizzROAR

A photo posted by Justin Timberlake (@justintimberlake) on

Grizzlies mascot goes full WWE

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — I’m a little fuzzy with the details on this video, so “bear” with me, if you will.

I think it does like this: Last night, the Memphis Grizzlies hosted the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 1 of their first round series. The Grizzlies mascot is a bear named Grizz. Grizz has a sidekick named Natch. At some point in the game last night, Natch pulled a heel turn and revealed himself to be fan of the Trail Blazers. Of course, Grizz couldn’t stand for this, so he hit him with the RKO, and then turned things into a tables, ladders and chairs match…


VIDEO: NBA WWE

I guess the Grizz really are going for that championship belt…

Wild t-shirt cannon delays Clippers game

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — A big part of the NBA in-game experience is during timeouts, when fans are treated to occasional giveaways. T-shirts are a common gift, fired into the upper decks through high-velocity cannons. But during the Clippers/Grizzlies game this weekend, a t-shirt cannon with bad aim ended up bringing the actual game to a halt.

The cannon fired a shirt that somehow ended up stuck on the upper corner of the backboard. Now, the very, very best part of this incident is not the shirt getting stuck or Spencer Hawes remedying the situation with a broom. No, the best part is Glen “Big Baby” Davis attempting to jump up and grab the shirt. I saw Big Baby in person a few weeks ago and was reminded of what a massive man he is. And while that size translates well to banging around with other big man, it apparently doesn’t help so much when you’re trying to retrieve a shirt that’s about 13 feet in the air.

Good job, good effort, though.

(via SBNation)

Marc Gasol rips open jersey

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Memphis Grizzlies big man Marc Gasol has one of the best jump shots in the NBA, and he’s generally automatic from midrange. But when he missed a jumper the other night against Sacramento, Gasol was so frustrated that he tugged on his jersey and ripped open his shirt. Guess he doesn’t know his own strength…

(via TNLP)

Let’s do karaoke with Tony Allen

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Memphis Grizzlies defensive stopper Tony Allen also keeps a heavy hand in the community. Last night in Memphis, he hosted his annual Karaoke Night, to benefit a local charity called JIFF, Inc.

One day later, some of the highlights from the event popped up on social media…

Angry Robin Lopez continues mascot attacks with renewed vigor

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The long-running battle between Robin Lopez and mascots around the NBA reached some sort of a breaking point last week, when the mascots, fed up with being beaten down by Robin Lopez, struck a stinging psychological blow. As we saw then, Cavs mascot Moondog attempted to drive a wedge within the Lopez family by befriending Robin’s brother Brook. When he saw the evidence, Robin reacted angrily on social media…

And it didn’t take Lopez long to start taking out his aggression on NBA mascots. A few days later, in Orlando, after light provocation from Stuff, the Magic mascot, Lopez hit him with a modified belly-to-belly suplex…

Then, in Memphis during pregame warmups, Grizzlies mascot Griz offered Lopez an olive branch…accompanied by a “KICK ME” sign on his back.


VIDEO: Griz vs Lopez

This battle clearly hasn’t reached its zenith. Let us hope for peace.

Stan Van Gundy leaves Dave Joerger hanging

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The big story where the Memphis Grizzlies are concerned is their recent skid — they’ve lost four of their last seven games. And last night in Detroit, after losing to the Pistons, Zach Randolph was not thrilled with the way things are going.

But maybe Memphis coach Dave Joerger is the one who shouldn’t be thrilled. Because after the game, he shared a customary post-game handshake with Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy. But then, as Joerger tried to continue the conversation, Stan Van kept it moving, leaving Joerger standing there a bit…confused?


VIDEO: Stan Van Gundy blows off Dave Joerger

DeMarcus Cousins versus elbows and a chair

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — I suppose there are two ways to look at what DeMarcus Cousins got into last night. On the one hand, Cousins has a history of expressing his temper in the wrong ways and drawing technical fouls, so it’s nice he showed he wasn’t thrilled while avoiding picking up a T. But on the other hand, maybe you don’t want to show your discontent by kicking a chair…

(BTW, watch the face of the woman just behind the bench. Such a perfect reaction.)

Then, a few minutes later, Memphis forward Zach Randolph squared off against Cousins, and accidentally caught him with not one but two elbows…

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But the best news for Cousins? The Kings hung on for a 102-90 win.

Memphis Grizzlies release postseason hype video

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — With All-Star behind us, the NBA playoffs are just around the corner. And while many people expected the Memphis Grizzlies to be a playoff team this year, not many picked them to have the Western Conference’s second-best team this late in the season, at 41-14. While the Grizz have had postseason success in previous years, they’ve yet to advance past the Conference Finals. So this season, as the video below shows, the Grizz will be “chasing greater”…


VIDEO: Chasing Greater

Marc Gasol changes the game

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol grew up between Barcelona and Memphis, where his older brother Pau was playing basketball. And while Marc also gravitated toward basketball, during last night’s Memphis/Orlando game, Marc briefly switched from NBA to La Liga with a few header attempts. He missed, but in many ways, he definitely made it.


VIDEO: Gasol Soccer