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  1. Plot twist: I am the hit man, I’m never getting away! Bwahaha!
  2. With the national social distancing guidelines being extended until at least April 30th, I think it’s time to for the NBA to throw in the towel on this season. Even if you go straight to the Playoffs, there wouldn’t be enough time to make the logistics happen. Not to mention, even if they were able to start playing in May, they would probably forbid fans out of an abundance of caution. It’s just not worth it at this point.
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    Kobe Bryant dead in helicopter crash

    Wow. Speechless. RIP to one of the greatest.
  4. We legit might not win another game this year.
  5. True, but there’s no guarantee they will always be here when larger markets like Seattle, Vegas, heck even Vancouver are wanting a team. Not to mention the consistent poor performance from the Grizzlies equates to lower attendance and less profits. The FEF contract isn’t iron clad and it won’t last forever.
  6. Memphis has had an NBA team for nearly 20 years. For the overwhelming majority of that two decade period, the franchise has been ‘rebuilding’ and frankly, has just sucked. The cycle of being near the bottom of the barrel for several seasons as we “rebuild”, followed by a few “good” years of mediocre playoff appearances, and then sucking again for 3-5+ years has become blatantly evident. It’s frustrating to say the least. I’ve come to the realization that the chances of this team truly competing for, much less winning and NBA championship, before most of us are dead, or the team finally relocates to another city are slim to none. That’s just the facts. 20 years and nothing to show for it.
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    Where Are the Moderators/Admins?

    Is now a good time to re-start my decade old campaign to become a moderator? 😁
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    Dissecting Chris Wallace

    I think the answer is really quite simple. The man is a bumbling idiot who, for whatever unknown reason(s), was allowed significant influence with the franchise for far longer than he ever should have. Sometimes people just suck at their jobs.
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    Am i the only one that really isn't happy for Marc...

    I feel ya bro, it’s just getting tougher and tougher to keep hopes up though. At this point, Memphis has had an NBA team for nearly 20 years. In that time, we’ve never truly been a contender (one fluke WCF appearance where we got swept anyways does not count), and every time we seem to take a step forward, we then take 3 steps back. Even now, we’re 2 years in to what could be a 4-5 year re-build, and if the trend of ‘super teams’ continues in the NBA, we’ll still be behind the 8 ball to actually be a championship contender. Ill always be a fan, but I’d be fooling myself if I didn’t acknowledge that it gets harder and harder every year to get excited that we may be a contender. 20 years of nothing speaks volumes.
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    Am i the only one that really isn't happy for Marc...

    Memphis is, in reality, a G-League team that just so happens to be in the NBA. Players come here and develop into better players, then leave for a real franchise and find success.
  11. What kind of blackmail does Chris Wallace have on Pera that he will never be fired?
  12. Folks, the title says it all. The debacle with Gasol this week is the final straw in a storied history of incompetent, idiotic, and outright unacceptable management of this organization spearheaded by Chris Wallace. We are yet again the laughing stock of the NBA, and there is seemingly no plan whatsoever moving forward. And frankly, I for one have zero confidence in the man/men currently making these decisions. And apparently, Robert Pera is completely fine with this disaster of a situation. There's no other explanation at this point other than he simply does not care. Well perhaps it is time we as the fan base make him care. Maybe there starts to be an effect on the almighty dollar, there will be some sort of action. As of this moment, until Chris Wallace has been terminated and a permanent replacement installed, I will not spend a SINGLE CENT on this organization. This includes: no ticket purchases, no merchandise purchases, no watching of games on television, and no listening to games on radio. I urge all of my fellow fans to join in on this movement. We have subjected to the horrible product this organization puts out on the floor as a direct result of the inept management for long enough. We are the ones that pay the bills, we are the ones that support the team. We have the power to withdraw said support pending the demand for change. It is our time to act. Who's with me?? Make the pledge. BOYCOTT THE MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES UNTIL CHRIS WALLACE HAS BEEN FIRED!
  13. Looks like we’re up to 10 signatures on this petition already!
  14. BUT you're forgetting the gas to get downtown, the $15 parking fees, and the $12 burger and fries. Malco ftw!!
  15. Still pretty pricy for what you're getting though... A Malco ticket is $12 and now they're coming out with the fancy reclining seats
  16. Just to say we did something? It sure as heck doesn't help the team in the future at all. We give away our one All Star and the only long-term piece we get is a SECOND round pick in FIVE years? Are you kidding me? We're gonna be scraping the bottom of the barrel for years to come now.
  17. Get ready to be the laughing stock of the NBA again. Probably for a decade or more this time.
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    Big Spain Appreciation Thread

    An overpaid softy who always had a chip on his shoulder. Good riddance,
  19. The absolutely horrible Gasol trade we just made only solidifies the movement. BOYCOTT NOW!!!!!
  20. This isn't a religion you need to blindly follow no matter what happens. The NBA is entertainment business. You pay for it. If your hometown team isn't producing an entertaining product because of horribly moronic and unacceptable management, withholding support will initiate changes. Capitalism 101, supply and demand. The supply is crap, the demand is for change/a better product. But if you want to throw your money away because of some superficial loyalty that you believe makes you feel your a part of something bigger than yourself, be my guest. These aren't the troops your supporting, it's a bunch of millionaires and billionaires.
  21. I seriously doubt for as long as Wallace has been around that he's nothing more than some punching bag figurehead that's covering for someone else who's really making the decisions. Tbh, I think that starts getting into the realm of conspiracy theories. An organization that is so poorly managed as this one isn't going to shell out a huge salary and give a guy a significant title literally just to cover someone else's butt. It's simple: he's an idiot, he makes most if not all of the decisions, but his bosses don't care for whatever reason. It's time we make them care. BOYCOTT!!!!!
  22. Hmm that’s odd, I’m no lawyer, but I would swear a for-profit organization utilizing volunteers would be some type of labor violation. Even if they let them use the arena one day as compensation, these people are selling things and making a profit for the Grizzlies. That’s hundreds of positions that would be great jobs for a high school kid, or a single parent looking to make some extra cash, or whomever. And none of them get that opportunity because of this shady business going on.
  23. If it's churches/organizations providing free labor, perhaps there's an agreement the organization is allowed a cut of the sales? Like a donation? I kind of doubt they would provide that much free labor for 41+ days a year just to use the facility once. That would explain the outrageous pricing at least. There'd have to be enough margin for the church (or whoever) to take a cut, while still leaving room for the Grizzlies to make a profit.