Rise & Grind reacts to the impromptu performance of Memphis Grizzlies’ Bally Sports play-by-play announcers Brevin Knight and Pete Pranica as they had to stall live on-air as the Memphis Grizzlies first preseason game against the Bucks was delayed and later suspended due to a fire alarm evacuation at FedExForum.
Grind City Media’s 3-Point Stance segment is a Skype-styled conversation between 2 friends, with 2 perspectives, on 3 topics from the weekend centered on sports, entertainment and pop-culture presented by MTN Dew. On Episode 80, Jon Roser and Meghan Triplett discuss:
Over the weekend, the Phoenix Suns grinded out an ugly 84-80 victory over the LA Clippers without Chris Paul or Kawhi Leonard on the floor, and the Milwaukee Bucks overcame the Hawks 113-102 in a late 4th quarter effort after Trae Young hobbled off the court in an apparent ankle injury 3:18. How do you see these series ending and what role will injuries play for the victors?
(4:08) Chauncey Billups
The Portland Trail Blazers have hired Clippers asst. coach Chauncey Billups as their new head coach on a 5-year deal despite controversy surrounding a sexual assault allegation case from 1997. With Damian Lillard’s name being tied to the new hire, how do you think this will affect Damian’s future with the Trial Blazers?
(7:47) This Weekend
Jon Roser and Meghan Triplett report on what they watched this past weekend including UEFA Euro 2021 and Team USA Olympics members Simone Biles and Sydney McLaughlin’s electrifying, record-setting performances.
Grind City Media’s 3-Point Stance segment is a Skype-styled conversation between 2 friends, with 2 perspectives, on 3 topics from the weekend centered on sports, entertainment and pop-culture presented by MTN Dew. On Episode 79, Jon Roser and Meghan Triplett discuss:
The Atlanta Hawks ousted the Philadelphia 76ers to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals. Fans and analysts alike are now wondering if this is the end of the ‘Trust the Process’ Era for the Philadelphia 76ers and what’s next for Ben Simmons if the team decides to move on.
(5:54) Eastern Conference Finals Predictions
With the Hawks vs Milwaukee Bucks ECF matchup now set, who do you predict will represent the Eastern Conference in the 2021 NBA Finals next month?
(7:33) U.S. Open
Jon Rahm bounced back from disaster to win first major two weeks after COVID infection on incredible back-to-back birdie shots on holes 17 and 18 on Father’s Day with family in attendance on the same course he proposed to his wife.
On today’s edition of Talkin’ Grizz, Kelcey Wright Johnson is joined by Zora Stephenson, the sideline reporter for the Milwaukee Bucks. Ahead of the final game before the All-Star break, the two talk about similarities between Ja Morant and Giannis Antetokounmpo and the major differences between the Bucks and the Grizzlies.
Grind City Media’s Lang Whitaker and Michael Wallace take a closer look at why some teams like the Los Angeles Lakers, Philadelphia 76ers, and Milwaukee Bucks are itching to finish the 2019-20 NBA season, and why others like the Brooklyn Nets and Golden State Warriors may not.
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