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Grizzly Bear Blues 7 hours ago
Happy 10th birthday, GBB

Happy 10th birthday, GBB

Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports When a blog is more than a blog... On July 23rd, 2009, Grizzly Bear Blues launched as Straight Outta Vancouver - a nod to the former home of the now Memphis Grizzlies. The site manager at the time, DJ Turtle Face, explained the debut of his new site with a post titled Big Bang Theory, and the site was off and running. Reading that post and the goals that GBB legend DJ Turtle Face had for the site at the time are a fun blast in the past, yet much of what he stated remains relevant today as we embark on our second decade covering the Grizzlies as part of...
Grizzly Bear Blues 7 hours ago
Projecting Ja Morant’s rookie season in Memphis

Projecting Ja Morant’s rookie season in Memphis

Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports What should really be expected of Ja Morant in his rookie season? In all of the annals of recorded fiction, there is hardly a more compelling story than that of the coming of age story. These stories often focus on the growth of the protagonist as they gradually mature from adolescence to adulthood. And of course, they typically follow teenagers. From Luke Skywalker in Star Wars to Simba in The Lion King, the protagonist matures over the course of their adventures until they have finally reached a point where they have conquered their demons and accomplished...
Grizzly Bear Blues Jul 22, 2019
Building upon the Vegas Summer League

Building upon the Vegas Summer League

Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Is it promotion time for the Summer League standouts? Grizzlies fans have been riding high ever since the Grizzlies won the Las Vegas Summer League last week. Although next season should be plenty exciting with Ja Morant, Jaren Jackson Jr., and Brandon Clarke as the core of the future of this franchise, next season is likely to feature many, many losses along with all of the excitement so it’s good for Grizz fans to get to celebrate something this time of year. Personally, watching the Summer Grizzlies in Vegas and Salt Lake City was a ton of fun. After...
Grizzly Bear Blues Jul 19, 2019
GBBLive Podcast: Breaking down a busy summer

GBBLive Podcast: Breaking down a busy summer

Andrew Millen Cole Zwicker of The Stepien stops by to talk Grizzlies basketball. The Memphis Grizzlies have been quite busy. Summer League championships, numerous trades, and a roster that looks quite a bit different than it did a month ago. GBBLive has been away for a bit, and we’ve missed a good bit of Grizzlies movement. To break down the highlights of the Memphis offseason, from Brandon Clarke to Tyus Jones and much more in between, GBB Site Manager (and host of GBBLive) Joe Mullinax welcomed Cole Zwicker of The Stepien to the podcast for the first time. Clarke, Jones vs. Delon...
Grizzly Bear Blues Jul 19, 2019
The suddenly versatile Memphis Grizzlies

The suddenly versatile Memphis Grizzlies

Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports So many possibilities. Versatility and multi-positional basketball have become the name of the game. Are they a stretch-4? Can this big man switch on defense in the pick-and-roll? Can this wing spread across and cover multiple positions? Those are just a few of the many questions when evaluating talent in the modern NBA. Not long ago, the Memphis Grizzlies might have been the least versatile team in the Association, as they possessed very little multi-positional players. Their two best players were one-position players, and it definitely gets a pass...