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  1. TrueHoop TV: Rodman on Rodman

    Henry Abbott

    What is Dennis Rodman up to these days? "I've been doing nothing for the last 13 years, man, and having a blast doing it baby!" This he says from the TV set where he was shooting, of all things, a Wonderful Pistachios "Get Crackin'" commercial....

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  2. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Geoff Calkins of The Commercial-Appeal: Go ahead, roll your eyes if you like. But if you saw this game - if you heard the players talking about it afterward - you'd understand. For American players, a gold medal doesn't compare to an NBA title. But i...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  3. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Ronald Tillery of The Commercial-Appeal: Prospective Grizzlies owner Robert Pera has broken his media silence - if only slightly. Pera, who has declined repeated interview requests from The Commercial Appeal, granted an interview to the San Jose Busi...

    Blog | August 06, 2012
  4. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Staff of The Commercial-Appeal: The Grizzlies now have two Las Vegas summer league most valuable players on their roster. Second-year guard Josh Selby dominated the past week with his scoring and shared MVP honors with Portland rookie Damian Lillard....

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  5. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Geoff Calkins of The Commercial-Appeal: Sometimes, life - and basketball - imitates Saturday morning wrestling. The Memphis Grizzlies did a little pile driving of their own Wednesday night, coming off the ropes to defeat the Los Angeles Clippers, 105...

    Blog | May 03, 2012
  6. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Geoff Calkins of The Commercial-Appeal: Weren't their Grizzlies just up 24? In the fourth quarter? With 9:13 left in the game? So why were the Clippers dancing and celebrating? Why were Blake Griffin and Chris Paul leaping for joy? And - for the love...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  7. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Geoff Calkins of The Commercial-Appeal: The Memphis Grizzlies clinched a second-straight trip to the playoffs Wednesday night by defeating the New Orleans Hornets, 103-91. And if it wasn't exactly a surprising development for Rudy Gay and company, it...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  8. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Ronald Tillery of The Commercial-Appeal: Zach Randolph couldn't make it to shootaround Monday morning because someone rammed into the back of his Dodge Challenger on Bill Morris Parkway. The Grizzlies' power forward complained of minor back soreness ...

    Blog | April 10, 2012
  9. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Ronald Tillery of The Commercial-Appeal: If the goal was to make the Oklahoma City Thunder's dynamic duo of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook uncomfortable then mission accomplished. If the goal was to bring the soaring Thunder back down to earth by...

    Blog | April 03, 2012
  10. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Geoff Calkins of The Commercial-Appeal: As slogans go, it's not quite Grind House. But the fundamental spirit is the same. It's what this team is, once again. It's how it has survived and thrived. The Grizzlies defeated the Philadelphia 76ers at FedE...

    Blog | February 22, 2012
  11. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Ronald Tillery of The Commercial-Appeal: "With the goal of trying to save an NBA season that would start on Christmas Day, representatives for the league and its locked-out players will meet today to resume negotiations that secretly began Monday. Wh...

    Blog | November 25, 2011
  12. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Ronald Tillery of The Commercial-Appeal: "Michael H. Goldberg, executive director of the NBA Coaches Association since 1978, isn't holding his tongue or pen. Goldberg wrote an open letter addressed to the NBA and the players, urging both sides to ret...

    Blog | November 21, 2011
  13. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    The homepage of the Memphis Commercial Appeal is a study in overstimulation. All kinds of Grizzlies stories (great unexpected news!) commingled with all kinds of flooding stories (terrible unexpected news!). Here's hoping that a week from now basketb...

    Blog | May 09, 2011
  14. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Geoff Calkins of The Commercial-Appeal: "The Grizzlies didn't just defeat the Spurs -- the final was 104-86 -- they overpowered them with a breathtaking second-half run that made surrender seem like the only logical option. 'The second half was just ...

    Blog | April 26, 2011
  15. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Geoff Calkins of The Commercial-Appeal: "The Grizzlies have not exactly been on a magic carpet ride since they arrived in Memphis. It's been long and tortured road. But when the ball found Shane Battier and then the bucket, all things suddenly seemed...

    Blog | April 18, 2011
  16. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Geoff Calkins of The Commercial-Appeal: "Saturday is O.J. Mayo bobblehead night at FedExForum. Of course it is. Now, with extra bobble! Note the bigger than usual head! True fact: Last year, when the Grizzlies gave out Hasheem Thabeet growth charts, ...

    Blog | January 28, 2011