As training camp begins with Media Day on Monday September 29, there will be lots of questions for the Memphis Grizzlies.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
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.
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).
If we win, Marc Stein cannot write, "Swapping Vancouver for Memphis might be the worst trade in NBA history."
It is time for change we can believe in.