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Jan 21, 2022
There's one (bleeping) problem with Penny Hardaway's answer to that (bleeping) question | Giannotto

There's one (bleeping) problem with Penny Hardaway's answer to that (bleeping) question | Giannotto

On one hand, how was Penny Hardaway supposed to answer if he has lost faith in whether he can get the job done? But he can't answer the way he did.       
Jan 20, 2022
Ja Morant's brand is reaching new highs. What might that be worth to Memphis? | Giannotto

Ja Morant's brand is reaching new highs. What might that be worth to Memphis? | Giannotto

Industry experts say Ja Morant's brand could do for Memphis what LeBron James once did for Cleveland, or Giannis Antetokounmpo is doing for Milwaukee.       
Jan 17, 2022
After one-of-a-kind MLK Day win, how far can momentum carry the Memphis Grizzlies? | Giannotto

After one-of-a-kind MLK Day win, how far can momentum carry the Memphis Grizzlies? | Giannotto

Never before have the Grizzlies been this good on MLK Day and then won their annual celebration game, too. What else should they be striving to do?       
Jan 15, 2022
After a logic-defying loss at ECU, the Penny Hardaway era is getting uncomfortable | Giannotto

After a logic-defying loss at ECU, the Penny Hardaway era is getting uncomfortable | Giannotto

After another setback, there's no getting around that Memphis basketball haven't been very good this season, and their coach isn't making them better.       
Jan 15, 2022
The week Ja Morant realized everyone sees him as the superstar he always told them he would be | Giannotto

The week Ja Morant realized everyone sees him as the superstar he always told them he would be | Giannotto

During this historic win streak, Ja Morant is "finally getting his flowers" mentioned among the NBA's best. The buzz is palpable and calculable.       
Jan 13, 2022
If Memphis wants to end NCAA Tournament drought, this can't be just another year in AAC | Giannotto

If Memphis wants to end NCAA Tournament drought, this can't be just another year in AAC | Giannotto

If the Tigers want to actually break its NCAA Tournament drought, it must finally figure out how to win big in the AAC. They've got some work to do.       
Jan 12, 2022
Ja Morant, Memphis Grizzlies are ready to be contenders and everybody can see it now | Giannotto

Ja Morant, Memphis Grizzlies are ready to be contenders and everybody can see it now | Giannotto

"They've turned into one of the best teams in the league," Golden State coach Steve Kerr said after the Grizzlies got their 10th win in a row.       
Jan 11, 2022
At James Wiseman's high school jersey retirement, a complicated Memphis legacy is celebrated| Giannotto

At James Wiseman's high school jersey retirement, a complicated Memphis legacy is celebrated| Giannotto

Though James Wiseman had his East High School No. 32 retired Monday night with Steph Curry on hand, how Memphis will remember him remains incomplete.       
Jan 10, 2022
Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies have gone national, and they may never go back | Giannotto

Ja Morant and the Memphis Grizzlies have gone national, and they may never go back | Giannotto

The scorching-hot Memphis Grizzlies are suddenly so cool they're both the topic of over-the-top debate shows and nerdy, deep-dive podcasts.       
Jan 9, 2022
Tyler Harris delivers Memphis basketball a delirious moment and a redeeming win over Cincinnati | Giannotto

Tyler Harris delivers Memphis basketball a delirious moment and a redeeming win over Cincinnati | Giannotto

Tigers' win over Cincinnati was how it's supposed to feel to be a Memphis basketball fan, partly because Tyler Harris is where he's supposed to be.       
Jan 6, 2022
Alex Lomax has become a popular Memphis basketball scapegoat. He doesn't deserve it | Giannotto

Alex Lomax has become a popular Memphis basketball scapegoat. He doesn't deserve it | Giannotto

Alex Lomax Sr. called because he wanted to give his son a voice. He called because he wants you to understand what the Tigers' PG is going through.       
Jan 5, 2022
Penny Hardaway said he was happy once Memphis beat Tulsa. Here's why nobody believed him | Giannotto

Penny Hardaway said he was happy once Memphis beat Tulsa. Here's why nobody believed him | Giannotto

After Memphis beat Tulsa, Penny Hardaway just wanted to get out of FedExForum. As fast as possible. Faster than he ever had as the Tigers' coach.       
Jan 1, 2022
Memphis basketball smothers Wichita State and shows how season can still be salvaged | Giannotto

Memphis basketball smothers Wichita State and shows how season can still be salvaged | Giannotto

Memphis basketball may be the most disappointing team in the country. But Saturday's win vs Wichita State showed it still might be the AAC's best team       
Dec 30, 2021
As Penny Hardaway and Memphis basketball fall apart, Ja Morant and the Grizzlies take flight | Giannotto

As Penny Hardaway and Memphis basketball fall apart, Ja Morant and the Grizzlies take flight | Giannotto

Two different teams from Memphis, two different results, and a night that encapsulated what could be for the Tigers and Grizzlies in 2022.       

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