Posts Tagged ‘Grind City Media’

Lang’s World: Ja Rules

It started pretty much immediately, just days week into the preseason schedule, when during the middle of a possession, Ja Morant drove down the lane and tried to dunk on Charlotte’s Miles Bridges. The Internet will burn when Ja Morant finishes this one next time. The defender here is is 6-foot-7 Miles Bridges, who has…

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Lang’s World: Why I love Crocs

I still remember when it happened, a stroke of serendipity that changed my life forever. I was in Florida on vacation with my parents, and we ran into a few of their friends down at the dock. As I do with every person that I meet, I immediately surveyed the footwear of these people, and…

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MikeCheck: Morant ‘came to prove myself’ as No. 2 pick, Grizzlies look to regroup for home opener

MIAMI – Murray State coach Matt McMahon remembers that feeling. Wanting to treat his young son to a Grizzlies game last season, McMahon made the three-hour drive to Memphis for a late March matchup against the Golden State Warriors. It was at that game when McMahon met a few Grizzlies staffers who knew he was coaching the brightest point guard prospect in college at the time, a star destined to be a high lottery pick. It was on that spring trip to FedExForum when McMahon insists that feeling hit him.

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MikeCheck: After precautionary rest for sore foot, Valanciunas eager to help Grizzlies open season on solid ground

MEMPHIS – After pushing through his first scrimmage sessions in more than two weeks, Grizzlies center Jonas Valanciunas emerged completely exhausted but also fully encouraged. He even had a few wisecracks. “I was joking around with my teammates,” Valanciunas said through his wide, full-bearded grin. “This is Day One of my training camp. So yeah, you cannot ride a (stationary) bicycle and get in shape. Playing is a different shape. But I’ve been in these situations before, and I’ll work through it.”

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