You are the Grizzlies’ all-time leading scorer, the f…

You are the Grizzlies’ all-time leading scorer, the fans in Memphis love you and you’re one of the best players in franchise history. When you look back on your time with the Grizzlies, what are you some highlights and is it bittersweet moving on? Mike Conley: Memphis made me. I always say that. The experiences I had in that city and with those fans made me. Accolades aside, the things that we accomplished aside, we grew up there. We were kids. We were 19 years old and we had to learn so much. That city helped groom us into who we are, especially myself, and I love all of the memories that we created. It was never easy. Nothing was ever easy in Memphis and I think that’s why the fans were drawn to our team so much. It’s because the way we played and the way we got overlooked and the respect that we didn’t get most of the time was very similar to how the city felt and how the locals felt about life in general. It was an easy bond. It was a family-type atmosphere. Man, it was just [special].
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The 6-10, 220-pound Rabb played parts of two seasons with Memphis, averaging 5.7 points and 4.3 rebounds in 85 games (18 starts.) Rabb is not with the Knicks in San Antonio. The Knicks backed out of a verbal agreement with Wilkes because of an undisclosed illness. The Post reported they hadn’t ruled out signing Wilkes later in the year. The Knicks’ other two-way signee is Kadeem Allen.
What do you got to say to people that keep asking you about your jump shot? Nothing really. … I don’t care. I’m working, what do you want me to do? I’m working. That’s all a part of it. Everybody has things they’re not good at or as good at, and that was one of my weaknesses for sure, 100 percent. Everybody has a weakness. But I’m still dropping 18 points, nine rebounds and eight assists. And that’s at a superhigh level. There’s not many guys — probably three, four guys — in the NBA who are doing that.
The 2020 Olympics. Should we be expecting you to suit up for Australia’s basketball team in Japan? Ben Simmons: If everything goes smoothly and correctly, that’s where I want to be. I definitely want to represent Australia in the Olympics. It’s a dream. And if I’m able to bring a medal and help this team and do something right for the country and bring a positive light to it, I would love to do that. And I want to do that alongside Patty Mills, hopefully [Andrew] Bogut, [Aron] Baynes, Dante [Exum], Joe Ingles, all those guys. I want to do that with them, and I think we can do something special.
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Anything that you noticed racismwise when you came to the United States? Ben Simmons: The best example would be just seeing Confederate flags on the back of trucks, stickers, even in certain restaurants in Louisiana. I was like, ‘Yo, this is different.’ I wouldn’t go in certain places if I saw the flag. But some of my teammates were oblivious to it to where they would go in and I’m like, ‘I kind of want to go in there and rip that down, then I’ll come in.’ But it’s things like that. Just knowing there is still that side of racism and people who are narrow-minded towards other people and other people’s beliefs and just people of a different race.
The Milwaukee Bucks and Wisconsin-based Sargento Foods Inc. are teaming up during the 2019-20 season to support Habitat for Humanity in Milwaukee with the “Tipoff for Homes” initiative. For every tipoff the Bucks win throughout the upcoming regular season, Sargento will donate $500 to Milwaukee Habitat. “We’re proud to team with Sargento to help support Habitat for Humanity in Milwaukee,” said Bucks and Fiserv Forum President Peter Feigin. “The Bucks place an emphasis on community betterment, so to have our play on the court impact a great community partner, with an assist from Sargento, is great teamwork all around.”
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