My pal Kevin Lipe, in the best thing he’s ever published for SBNation:
The fight of the Grizzlies has rekindled the fight of Memphis. Yeah, yeah, people were proud of Memphis before 2011. But it’s spreading. It’s building. It’s a strong uniting force, and it’s something I don’t think could happen in any other NBA city.
Our city needed this Grizzlies team. Just like they needed us.
The Grizzlies probably aren’t going to be able to rally and come back against the Spurs, but at this point, I’m not even sure it matters to many Memphians. This city is electric, and that’s a good thing.