Posts by Michael Wallace

MikeCheck: Josh Jackson’s path to Grizzlies role will start on assignment with G League’s Memphis Hustle

Josh Jackson signing autographs

MEMPHIS – Former NBA lottery pick Josh Jackson’s fresh start in Memphis this season will require earning that opportunity through a stint with the Grizzlies’ G League affiliate, team sources confirmed. Jackson’s representatives and the Grizzlies have mutually agreed to allow the forward to restore his reputation on and off the court through an undisclosed…

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MikeCheck: Rookie Clarke packs outside-the-box mentality and skillset for Grizzlies’ training camp

After a breakout summer spent putting action behind those draft night words, Clarke will embark on his first NBA training camp on Oct. 1 as arguably the most intriguing player on the Grizzlies’ roster. That’s a lofty projection considering Memphis also drafted dynamic point guard Ja Morant with the No. 2 pick in June’s and returns power forward Jaren Jackson Jr. coming off a NBA All-Rookie First Team season.

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MikeCheck: Ten years after Steve McNair’s death, unbreakable brotherly bond brought Alcorn State coach back as Titans retire No. 9 jersey

Fred McNair speaks during Steve McNair jersey retirement

NASHVILLE – When Fred McNair first learned the Tennessee Titans would be posthumously retiring his younger brother’s No. 9 jersey, he quickly searched for a calendar. The potential conflict lunged off the page like a blitzing linebacker. As head football coach at Alcorn State, Fred McNair’s Braves faced a road game at McNeese State in Louisiana…

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MikeCheck: As first training camp looms, Jenkins eager to guide young Grizzlies into bright future

Spend 10 minutes with Taylor Jenkins, and it is easy to come away with multiple vibes. Sensing a man in the midst of an identity crisis is absolutely not among them. Set to open his first training camp as an NBA head coach with the Memphis Grizzlies at the end of the month, Jenkins knows exactly where he’s headed, who he is, what he envisions and the approach to take to execute his plans.

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MikeCheck: Who are Southern Jaguars? A proud HBCU program packing guts and grooves for Liberty Bowl trip to face Memphis

Southern University Jaguars head coach Dawson Odums during the SWAC Championship gam

They are a prideful, plucky program in powder blue, gold and white uniforms. Plus, they’ve got a hip-shaking, funky marching band called the Human Jukebox. The Southern Heritage Classic arrives in town the following week as one of the top games on the HBCU football schedule. But Southern will bring a touch of soul to the Liberty Bowl a week in advance.

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#IMHO: Which NBA Team had the BEST Offseason?

#IMHO: Which NBA Team had the BEST Offseason?

Grind City Media’s Lang Whitaker and Michael Wallace discuss who they believe had the best offseason haul of 2019. Do you agree? Leave a comment below to join the conversation! —- Subscribe to Grind City Media on Youtube: http://bit.ly/subscribe2gcm Check…

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