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For sale: One NBA practice court, used by the Vancouver Grizzlies before the franchise moved to Memphis after the 2000-01 season. Asking price: $13,000. Must have: A darn big space to put it. Toronto Star
The practice court where the departed Vancouver Grizzlies worked out during their ill-fated time in Vancouver has been put up for sale on Craigslist. For $13,000, or much less, according to the owner, someone just needs to come and haul it away. It’s a big haul, mind you, with the NBA regulation-size court 94 feet long by 50 feet wide. Since the company Extreme Air Park, which now owns the space, placed the ad last Friday, owner Michael Marti has received nearly 60 calls, some of them from Memphis. Coincidentally, the Memphis Grizzlies just had a new $200,000 court installed at FedExForum in September, replacing one that was 10 years old. Toronto Star
Scott may have found fame playing alongside Magic Johnson as part of the Showtime Los Angeles Lakers, but he also spent one miserable season with the first-year expansion Vancouver Grizzlies, which lost 23 consecutive games during the 1995-96 season. "It was harder as a player because I'd never been through anything like that before,'' Scott said Sunday night before the Cavs' game against the Magic. "The first time, I didn't handle it very well.'' FanHouse.com
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