Memphis Grizzlies Rumors
Memphis coach David Fizdale harshly criticized President Donald Trump and called upon Memphis city leaders to do whatever is necessary to take down the two confederate statues in the city in an interview with Wendi Thomas of MLK50.
David Fizdale: “My white grandparents fought Nazis. They met in the war, they fell in love in the war fighting Nazis, kicking Nazis a**, actually. And now here we are 50 years later in the streets of America Nazis are running young white women over who are standing against them. It’s just unacceptable.”
David Fizdale: “It’s disgusting (to equate the Nazi marchers with Black Lives Matter protesters). What are you taking about here, how can you even say that? You watch those people march up the street with their little — they’re so ridiculous looking with their tiki torches, they’ve actually got tiki torches, that says enough — but you see them marching up the street and what’s coming out of their mouths, and you tell me that they’re just there quietly protesting? And you’re telling me that there were some good people in that crowd? You can’t say that.”
David Fizdale: “So the fact that they was in unison, marching, saying all of these things, you can’t tell me there’s a good person in there. And for (President Trump) to put those protesters that were there to stop them in the same boat as those awful, evil people that are there to just wreak havoc on that beautiful city, I’ve been to that city, Charlottsville is an awesome city.”
Retired forward Tayshaun Prince will soon be named special assistant to Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace, according to several NBA sources. Prince, 37, played for the Grizzlies from Jan. 2013-15. Prince and Austin Daye were traded to the Grizzlies in a three-team deal that sent Rudy Gay and Hamed Haddadi to the Toronto Raptors, and the Raptors sent José Calderón to the Detroit Pistons. The Grizzlies also received Ed Davis from the Raptors.