When Vancouver was awarded an expansion franchise in 1994 to begin play the following season, the team’s owners had tentative plans to name the team the Mounties. The Royal Mounted Canadian Police and fans alike objected, so team officials resumed their search for a name. The local newspaper sponsored a name-the-team contest, which club officials monitored before choosing Grizzlies, an indigenous species to the area, over Ravens. When the team relocated to Memphis before the 2001-02 season, FedEx was prepared to offer the Grizzlies $100 million to rename the team the Express, but the NBA rejected the proposal.

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Memphis Grizzlies at FedExForum The Grizzlies have called FedExForum home since 2004, three years after the franchise relocated to Memphis from Vancouver, BC. Those first three seasons, the Grizzlies played in the Pyramid, but the landmark venue needed costly upgrades to meet NBA standards. Construction of a $250 million arena was found to be more […]

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Gallery: Celtics tame the Grizzlies 126-107

Boston, MA. – December 30: Kemba Walker #8 laughs as Jaylen Brown #7 of the Boston Celtics looks on during the fourth quarter of the NBA game against the Memphis Grizzlies at the TD Garden on December 30, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Staff Photo By Matt Stone/ MediaNews Group/Boston Herald) Boston, MA. – December 30: […]

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James leads Lakers past Grizzlies to open 2-game set

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — LeBron James took over the game to open the fourth quarter and helped the Los Angeles Lakers pull away for their third straight victory. James had 22 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists, Anthony Davis added 17 points and nine rebounds as the Lakers opened a two-game set in Memphis with […]