HoopsHype Tim Grover rumors

April 13, 2013 Updates

Bryant needed someone to save him from himself, and Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni didn't have the strength to do it. Bryant mocked the suggestion this could've been his final game in the NBA, that his career could've come crashing down on Friday night. Before Bryant ripped that Lakers uniform off his back at Staples Center, he was talking comeback, talking about studying those who had returned fastest from Achilles injuries, and doing it even faster. Yahoo! Sports

Over a year ago, Bryant had a terrible shooting night in Miami and refused to leave American Airlines Arena. He showered, tossed on his practice clothes and returned to the arena floor for a long, hard workout. It was a strange, surreal scene. Mostly, it was Bryant. After he had left the building, I sent him an email: What was that about? He responded in the words of, yes, Achilles: "I want what all men want. I just want it more." Yahoo! Sports

February 19, 2013 Updates

Do you think all this talk about who is better, Michael of LeBron, bothers him?: Tim Grover: “I don’t think so, that it bothers him. But again, being a competitor, he’s definitely hearing it. And it’s part of what’s probably stirring things up a little bit is this whole debate. But I don’t think it’s bothering him, because listen, records and greatness, you always think somebody’s going to come along and dethrone you. I don’t think it’s going to happen, but LeBron’s on one hell of a streak right now. … But, again, there’s a long way to go to do what M.J. did, not only including the championships, but the rest of the stuff along the way.” Sports Radio Interviews

Tell me why you truly believe if he made a comeback, he’d be the best player on the Bobcats right now: Tim Grover: “First of all, the Bobcats are a very young team, so he knows how to create [things] and how to take away guys’ strengths. … Just the way he would compete, that if one of the players actually did beat him, he would take it so seriously that he would get himself in better shape and re-challenge that individual until he’d be able to beat him again. His skill set was so high. … I guarantee it’s still higher than most of the guys out there.” Sports Radio Interviews

What kind of numbers would he put up?: Tim Grover: “He’d average 20. Yeah, he’d average 20. … Listen, would he be able to go out and get through an 82-game season? One thing people also [forget], he had no major injuries. … But yes, Father Time is undefeated. But again, there’s so much advancement out there … in anti-aging and so forth, so it is possible. I don’t think that he would come back unless he was 100 percent ready.” Sports Radio Interviews

August 9, 2012 Updates

Attack Athletics, an elite West Side athletic training facility built by Tim Grover and backed by his most famous client, Michael Jordan, may be headed for foreclosure. Grover's company, Attack Properties LLC, is in receivership and owes more than $12.2 million to creditors. Among those with substantial skin in the game is Jordan, who stands to lose $1.5 million as an unsecured creditor. Chicago Tribune

Tim Grover, the trainer who used his connection to Michael Jordan to help him build a West Side gym for serious athletes, is in danger of losing the business. And Jordan could lose $1.5 million in the deal. A judge has rejected a Chapter 11 bankruptcy case Grover filed for his business, the Attack Athletics gym at 2641 W. Harrison. He filed for bankruptcy in April in an attempt to delay a foreclosure on the property, where he built a 60,000-square-foot facility with four NBA-sized courts. Records show Grover owes $10.17 million on a first mortgage and hasn’t made payments since 2010. With a bankruptcy off the table, the mortgage holder is free to seek foreclosure. Chicago Sun-Times

Attack Athletics continues to operate under the control of a receiver. The bankruptcy filing listed Jordan as among the business’ largest creditors, saying the former Chicago Bulls star is owed $1.5 million. Another creditor listed is former NBA player Michael Finley, who guaranteed a $2 million loan. Chicago Sun-Times

June 18, 2012 Updates

Sources told the Post that, last week, Wade also reached out for a trusted friend and adviser to come to him. Tim Grover, the founder and owner of Attack Athletics, is best known for all his years training Michael Jordan, and has been working lately with Kobe Bryant in Germany. After returning to the United States, Grover went with Bryant to Los Angeles, when Wade requested he come to Miami. With Bryant’s permission, Grover flew to South Florida, arriving on Saturday, watching Game 3 of the NBA Finals from AmericanAirlines Arena on Sunday night, scheduled to stay a few days to work on Wade’s body and mind. Palm Beach Post

August 26, 2011 Updates

And since it is, it was, with more than a dozen players descending Thursday on the 65,000-square foot Training Facility That Michael Jordan Built (through his 15-year association with trainer extraordinaire Grover and the star-studded clientele that delivered). One difference: Instead of showing up to lift and sweat their way through workouts in anticipation of the NBA season, these guys arrived ready to listen and ask questions about the league's looming non-season of 2011-12, which is about a month away from being jeopardized in part or in whole by the labor lockout, which hit day No. 56. Jordan Dumars, Michigan guard and son of Detroit Pistons' president Joe Dumars, was there to play. But the pros in attendance Thursday were consumed with business over basketball, the uncertainty about the former continuing to mess with a lot of guys' schedules for the latter. "Slow. It's slow," said Grover, of the flow of NBA talent into his ATTACK Athletics complex this offseason. "They just don't know when they'll be starting. Guys like D-Wade and Kobe [Bryant], they know better. They don't change [their routines]." NBA.com

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