I appreciate the heart and hustle of Zach Randolph, Marc Gasol, Mike Conley, and newcomer Tayshaun Prince. I dig their blue collar and scrappy style of play. The 2013-2014 promo’s started from the bottom, now we here story of the Grizzlies resonated with me. The promo made me care about Memphis basketball. But to be honest, I think the T-Mac cameo is really what did me in. Preying on my emotions in that way was so not cool, especially because he played for the Spurs, not the Grizzlies. But I digress.
Bottom line is, the Grizzlies have arrived. After three consecutive trips to the playoffs, and a Western Conference Finals appearance last season, the Grizzlies are no longer sleepers or underdogs, they’re bonafide contenders. Expectations for the Grizzlies are high among a deep Western Conference — Oklahoma City Thunder, San Antonio Spurs, LA Clippers, Golden State Warriors, and the Houston Rockets.
NBA preseason basketball. October 5. Get excited!