Memphis Grizzlies Rumors
Mike Conley is putting down solid roots in Tennessee—not only did he sign the NBA’s largest contract ever, he also recently bought a new mansion in Collierville, about 30 minutes east of the Memphis Grizzlies‘ arena. Built in 2006 on a 1.76-acre lot, the 7,100-square-foot home has four bedrooms and seven bathrooms, public records show. Designed by Memphis-based architecture firm T Douglas Enoch, the home has a French-inspired exterior, including hand-broken stacked stonework and painted brick.
Dirk Nowitzki insists he didn’t intend to disrespect Chandler Parsons while praising his replacement on the Dallas Mavericks. Some believed that Nowitzki slyly called out Parsons while raving about the work ethic of new Mavs small forward Harrison Barnes. “There’s been tons of guys that told me that they were gym rats and I’ve never seen them in the gym at nights, but this guy is constantly in here, mornings and nights,” Nowitzki said of Barnes at media day, which was similar to his comments the previous week on his new teammate. “He wants to be great.”
He was adamant that he was speaking of his experience over 18 NBA seasons, not specifically thinking of Parsons. But Nowitzki, whose friendship with Parsons features a constant exchange of trash talk, couldn’t resist taking a playful jab. “He knew he wasn’t a gym rat. He never said he was!” Nowitzki joked to ESPN on Friday, laughing as he jogged up the stairs from the Mavs’ practice court.
NBA greats Marc and Pau Gasol find the best way to enjoy the off-season is in their native country of Spain, enjoying home-cooked meals with family and friends. 60 Minutes Sports traveled to Barcelona to spend time with the tight-knit Gasol family and learn more about the brothers’ rise to NBA stardom. New edition of 60 Minutes Sports airs Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME.
Memphis Grizzlies co-owner and vice chairman Stephen Kaplan increased his stake in Immortals on Wednesday, marking the third major move by an NBA team owner in esports this week. Kaplan, who was already among a long list of investors highlighted by Machine Shop Ventures, will also join the company’s board. “We’re grateful for Steve’s continued support of the Immortals organization, and look forward to working with him on scaling up the esports industry,” Immortals CEO Noah Whinston told ESPN.com.