Sunday, September 28, 2008

An Open Request of the Memphis Grizzlies

As training camp begins with Media Day on Monday September 29, there will be lots of questions for the Memphis Grizzlies. 


I have one request. 

My request is directed at Michael Heisley, Marc Iavaroni, Chris Wallace, Rudy Gay, OJ Mayo, and everyone involved with the Memphis Grizzlies today or any time throughout this season.

WIN.

I don't care about trading Pau Gasol for Kwame Brown as long as we win.

I don't care about 0-12 in the playoffs as long as we win.

I don't care about the mismanaged 'sale' of the team as long as we win.

I don't care about 2 straight seasons of 22 wins if we win now.

If we win this season, I don't care about the beginning of every season prior when I've raised my hopes because of our 'pontetial' only to have those hopes crushed.

If we win this season, I don't care about the end of every season prior when I've raised my hopes about winning the draft lottery only to have those hopes crushed.

If we don't win, I don't care about developing young talent.

If we don't win, I don't care about anybody's potential.

But if we win, the entire slate is wiped clean.

If we win, I won't have to hang my head around my friends from LA and Detroit. 

If we win, we are not the laughing stock of the NBA (along with the Knicks).


It is time for change we can believe in. 

Win.

Now.

Please.

3 comments:

John said...

oh david, don't you know by now? We will win 30 games claim that we are improving and "heading in the right direction" as Gay's numbers improve and Mayo shows a few flashes of brilliance. Then it is back to hoping we can win the lottery or lure a big name free agent. Personally the high light of the season is going to betting on them to lose at New Orleans during the bachelor party in December and seeing how many prop bets we can make.

David Jones said...

That sounds about right. I wonder it my prediction - that Coach Iavaroni's future depends on how he does in the first 2 months - will hold true.

John said...

I figure as long Antoine is ready to win now everyone will fall in line.