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Lang’s World: Running to Live

By Lang Whitaker / May 3, 2020 / Comments Off on Lang’s World: Running to Live

At some point, and I’m not entirely sure how this happened, what I liked doing the least became what I enjoy doing the most. These days, most afternoons you can find me out on a jog. This is something I never imagined myself doing, at least voluntarily. But here I am, carving out space in…

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#IMHO: Ja and the Rookies, Jordan vs. Isiah, and the return of the NBA?

By Lang Whitaker / April 29, 2020 / Comments Off on #IMHO: Ja and the Rookies, Jordan vs. Isiah, and the return of the NBA?

Grind City Media’s Lang Whitaker and Michael Wallace have been covering the NBA since shorts were short and socks were long, but their opinions about the League don’t always mesh. #IMHO is their weekly chance to weigh in on the most pertinent news from around the NBA. What’s lit? What’s lame? Find out each week…

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MikeCheck: Grizzlies eye NBA potential guidelines to re-open practice sites May 8 for players

By Michael Wallace / April 28, 2020 / Comments Off on MikeCheck: Grizzlies eye NBA potential guidelines to re-open practice sites May 8 for players

As various state and local governments modify stay-at-home mandates to ease restrictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the NBA has outlined stringent health and safety guidelines that could allow some teams to re-open practice facilities May 8 for individual player workouts.

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Lang’s World: Michael Jordan is the Greatest There Ever Was Or Ever Will Be

By Lang Whitaker / April 26, 2020 / Comments Off on Lang’s World: Michael Jordan is the Greatest There Ever Was Or Ever Will Be

The moment I knew for certain that I am doing what I am supposed to be doing came five years ago, when I was on set at NBA TV, where I used to work. We were taping some show or another, and I was sitting there under the bright lights, killing time next to Dennis…

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#IMHO: The Last Dance, Draymond and KD, plus NBA Awards

By Lang Whitaker / April 23, 2020 / Comments Off on #IMHO: The Last Dance, Draymond and KD, plus NBA Awards

Grind City Media’s Lang Whitaker and Michael Wallace have been covering the NBA since shorts were short and socks were long, but their opinions about the League don’t always mesh. #IMHO is their weekly chance to weigh in on the most pertinent news from around the NBA. What’s lit? What’s lame? Find out each week…

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MikeCheck: Grizzlies star Jaren Jackson Jr. benefiting from NBA home schooling as hiatus lingers

By Michael Wallace / April 22, 2020 / Comments Off on MikeCheck: Grizzlies star Jaren Jackson Jr. benefiting from NBA home schooling as hiatus lingers

Posting up in Memphis these days between his downtown condo and his parents’ suburban home, all the Grizzlies star power forward has to do is venture into the next room and find his father. Those discussions with Jaren Jackson Sr. often lead to film sessions from his playing days in San Antonio, with an emphasis on how the Spurs used Hall of Famers David Robinson and Tim Duncan.

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Lang’s World: Man’s Best Friend

By Lang Whitaker / April 19, 2020 / Comments Off on Lang’s World: Man’s Best Friend

My first clue that something was up was when my phone actually rang. It was almost 11:00 p.m. on a Friday night, so when I heard my OutKast ringtone start blaring, I scrambled for my device. Who could be calling this late? (I should note here that as the General Manager and Head Coach of…

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#IMHO: The running of the Bulls, possible postseason matchups, and HORSE

By Lang Whitaker / April 15, 2020 / Comments Off on #IMHO: The running of the Bulls, possible postseason matchups, and HORSE

Grind City Media’s Lang Whitaker and Michael Wallace have been covering the NBA since shorts were short and socks were long, but their opinions about the League don’t always mesh. #IMHO is their weekly chance to weigh in on the most pertinent news from around the NBA. What’s lit? What’s lame? Find out each week…

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Grizz Gaming: The Show Goes On

By Lang Whitaker / April 13, 2020 / Comments Off on Grizz Gaming: The Show Goes On

On Friday night, after my family finished dinner, cleaned the kitchen and went upstairs to bed, I grabbed my laptop and my HyperX headset, as well as a strong mug of tea and my reading glasses, and I set up shop on the kitchen island counter. With a surprisingly valuable roll of paper towels serving…

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#IMHO: Talking Grizzlies big men, including Jonas Valanciunas, Jaren Jackson, Brandon Clarke and Jontay Porter

By Lang Whitaker / April 8, 2020 / Comments Off on #IMHO: Talking Grizzlies big men, including Jonas Valanciunas, Jaren Jackson, Brandon Clarke and Jontay Porter

Grind City Media’s Lang Whitaker and Michael Wallace have been covering the NBA since shorts were short and socks were long, but their opinions about the League don’t always mesh. #IMHO is their weekly chance to weigh in on the most pertinent news from around the NBA. What’s lit? What’s lame? Find out each week…

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