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Fresno
01-19-2013, 06:46 PM
Therefore, an anecdote from a story in Memphis Commercial Appeal by beat writer Ronald Tillery was eye-popping. According to Tillery, new owner Robert Pera had dinner with Mike Conley and Marc Gasol, two franchise cornerstones that have not been on the block. However, he did not invite Gay and Randolph, the two Grizzlies that are rumored to be shopped.



Before the team concluded a three-game trip last week at Golden State, Griz owner Robert Pera had dinner with Mike Conley and Marc Gasol.

"We had a great time. We really enjoyed spending time with those guys," Levien said.



The response from Gay was more measured, saying, "It is what it is," before adding, "I just hope it wasn't my favorite restaurant!"

Randolph, on the other hand noted it didn't feel like anything personal, but then went on to say that he told the younger players, "It's not like they love you... It's business."


http://www.sbnation.com/2013/1/18/3890480/rudy-gay-zach-randolph-dinner-robert-pera-memphis-commercial-appeal


The new owner talked with the writer and the newspaper changed the article so the quotes from Rudy Gay and Zach Randolph weren't included:
http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2013/jan/17/grizzlies-say-theyre-cohesive-committed-despite/

xxplayerxx23
01-19-2013, 06:49 PM
:shrug: don't see it a much of a story

kozelkid
01-19-2013, 06:51 PM
I feel like inviting players to dinner as an owner is kinda odd in its own right...

bloomis1307
01-19-2013, 06:55 PM
With the way management is trying to save money I wonder if Gasol and Conley were even allowed to order something not on the Dollar Menu

Seguin
01-19-2013, 06:58 PM
I feel like inviting players to dinner as an owner is kinda odd in its own right...

....what? Owners and players are typically pretty close ....

Fresno
01-19-2013, 06:58 PM
With the way management is trying to save money I wonder if Gasol and Conley were even allowed to order something not on the Dollar Menu

They probably split an appetizer and couldn't get refills for their drinks.

sep11ie
01-19-2013, 07:07 PM
Thy said "OK Mike, when they ask how old you are, SAY YOU ARE 12!".

Cracka2HI!
01-19-2013, 07:16 PM
I'm not sure if he's met the coach yet either. He seems to rubbing people in Memphis the wrong way. They've been playing bad since the front office started making news.

tapajafri
01-19-2013, 07:22 PM
why are we blowing this out of proportion?

this isn't much of a story.

ILLUSIONIST^248
01-19-2013, 07:32 PM
why are we blowing this out of proportion?

this isn't much of a story.

^

Raps18-19 Champ
01-19-2013, 07:34 PM
My boss invited me to dinner only to hit me with a bat and shoot me.

BULLSFAN0810
01-19-2013, 07:40 PM
why are we blowing this out of proportion?

this isn't much of a story.


yeah it is a big thing ..esp if the players eating with owner are lesser players and you are the Star(s). Its a slap in the face. Gay is an Olympian...basically he is on the cusp of being elite AND he is young . Memphis, your owner is a big douche bag turd...he basically just RUINED your team/franchise,and probably set them back 5 years esp if they trade Gay and ZBO. Memphis was one of the few teams NO ONE WANTS TO PLAY..2 Bigs who can ball AND COMPLEMENT EACH OTHER...A one on one player who can actually guard his position in Gay ...Id kill the owner myself but im hoping we get Gay since Memphis let Mayo go to ...your owner is a *****.

Stunner
01-19-2013, 07:43 PM
Both getting traded that's why

kozelkid
01-19-2013, 07:46 PM
....what? Owners and players are typically pretty close ....

Are they? I wasn't well aware; well I stand corrected then. Personally, I thought the typical age difference between the two would likely make it the opposite. Obviously you got Mark Cuban, but I just don't see how most owners who are probably 60+ years of age, would relate to a young 20-30 year old athlete.

ManRam
01-19-2013, 07:57 PM
Riveting!

iFYouSeekAmy
01-19-2013, 08:13 PM
conspiracy. I see a blockbuster trade coming

GunFactor187
01-19-2013, 08:43 PM
I invited Yao Ming and Jeremy Lin to dinner the other night, but I didn't invite Yi Jianlian, guy is a douche.

gwrighter
01-19-2013, 08:45 PM
What is this high school? Who cares lol.

knicks=love
01-19-2013, 08:46 PM
who gives a ****?

b@llhog24
01-19-2013, 08:51 PM
My boss invited me to dinner only to hit me with a bat and shoot me.

That's what you get for having nickdymez as a best friend.

Shkelqim
01-19-2013, 09:01 PM
Thy said "OK Mike, when they ask how old you are, SAY YOU ARE 12!".
:clap::clap: LOL

tapajafri
01-19-2013, 09:12 PM
yeah it is a big thing ..esp if the players eating with owner are lesser players and you are the Star(s). Its a slap in the face. Gay is an Olympian...basically he is on the cusp of being elite AND he is young . Memphis, your owner is a big douche bag turd...he basically just RUINED your team/franchise,and probably set them back 5 years esp if they trade Gay and ZBO. Memphis was one of the few teams NO ONE WANTS TO PLAY..2 Bigs who can ball AND COMPLEMENT EACH OTHER...A one on one player who can actually guard his position in Gay ...Id kill the owner myself but im hoping we get Gay since Memphis let Mayo go to ...your owner is a *****.

and you basically just proved my point..... it's not a big story unless people like you blow it out of proportion and come up with a list of overblown issues like you just did. It's only a "slap in the face" if Gay and Randolph take it personally. The owner is a "big douchebag turd" if Gay and Randolph want to be immature and hold grudges like that.

Hellcrooner
01-19-2013, 10:12 PM
yeah it is a big thing ..esp if the players eating with owner are lesser players and you are the Star(s). Its a slap in the face. Gay is an Olympian...basically he is on the cusp of being elite AND he is young . Memphis, your owner is a big douche bag turd...he basically just RUINED your team/franchise,and probably set them back 5 years esp if they trade Gay and ZBO. Memphis was one of the few teams NO ONE WANTS TO PLAY..2 Bigs who can ball AND COMPLEMENT EACH OTHER...A one on one player who can actually guard his position in Gay ...Id kill the owner myself but im hoping we get Gay since Memphis let Mayo go to ...your owner is a *****.

You could actually make the case for Conley and Marc being the REAL best players in the team.

Hellcrooner
01-19-2013, 10:13 PM
and that said.

Expect a Bearded bross reunion by deadline one way or another .

Sadds The Gr8
01-19-2013, 10:22 PM
Are they? I wasn't well aware; well I stand corrected then. Personally, I thought the typical age difference between the two would likely make it the opposite. Obviously you got Mark Cuban, but I just don't see how most owners who are probably 60+ years of age, would relate to a young 20-30 year old athlete.
yea I was listening to Jalen Rose's podcast and he was saying that owners and players aren't really close...only the Jerry Jones and Mark Cuban types.

mzgrizz
01-20-2013, 02:28 AM
With the way management is trying to save money I wonder if Gasol and Conley were even allowed to order something not on the Dollar Menu

Maybe they asked them to pick up the tab. :laugh:

mzgrizz
01-20-2013, 02:34 AM
Not much of a deal. More of a curiosity. Best guess is Marc and MC are set. But we already knew that because of the trades rumors about the other two. Seems like Tony Allen should either be taken to dinner or made to feel nervous. He must wonder WTF ? Are they forgetting about me?

SLY WILLIAMS
01-20-2013, 02:22 PM
The Grizz have a pretty good team. I do not know why they have so much nonsense floating around lately.

gaughan333
01-20-2013, 03:41 PM
yeah it is a big thing ..esp if the players eating with owner are lesser players and you are the Star(s). Its a slap in the face. Gay is an Olympian...basically he is on the cusp of being elite AND he is young . Memphis, your owner is a big douche bag turd...he basically just RUINED your team/franchise,and probably set them back 5 years esp if they trade Gay and ZBO. Memphis was one of the few teams NO ONE WANTS TO PLAY..2 Bigs who can ball AND COMPLEMENT EACH OTHER...A one on one player who can actually guard his position in Gay ...Id kill the owner myself but im hoping we get Gay since Memphis let Mayo go to ...your owner is a *****.

This is ridiculous

sep11ie
01-20-2013, 03:52 PM
I don't blame them, aint nobody got time to take a 6'9" 270 pound beast and a Gay to dinner... People would stare.

mzgrizz
01-20-2013, 05:24 PM
I'm not sure if he's met the coach yet either. He seems to rubbing people in Memphis the wrong way. They've been playing bad since the front office started making news.

You are right, sir !!!

Losoway
01-20-2013, 06:07 PM
smh i cant wait to the memphis idiots trade rudy gay and zbo . and realize they will never make the playoffs again

ACanadian
01-20-2013, 06:25 PM
You guys think too much of little things

Blitzbolt
01-20-2013, 07:13 PM
This is getting annoying now stop it.

-Grizz fan.

mzgrizz
01-20-2013, 11:20 PM
smh i cant wait to the memphis idiots trade rudy gay and zbo . and realize they will never make the playoffs again

Yes, you will wait' cause that ain't gonna happen. Prolly Rudy but not ZBo , not yet.
They will lose the support of the city that has taken 7 years to rebuild

mzgrizz
01-20-2013, 11:23 PM
This is getting annoying now stop it.

-Grizz fan.

Come on little brother......let them have their fun.
The Nets are coming in for a visit this Friday so we'll see who's the idiots