David Cobb Memphis Commercial Appeal Published 7:30 AM EST Dec 7, 2018 The Memphis Grizzlies (14-9) play at the New Orleans Pelicans (13-13) on Friday night before returning home to face LeBron James and the Lakers on the second night of a back-to-back. With James in his first season with Los Angeles, the Lakers are attracting a league-best 100.8 percent of capacity for road games. See where the Grizzlies stand: NBA Western Conference standings Saturday night’s meeting at FedExForum figures to be in keeping with that trend. James’ first of two visits to Memphis this season as a member of the Lakers sent ticket prices skyrocketing online this week. In honor of James’ visit, here is a look back at five of the most memorable games between LeBron and the Grizzlies over the years. 1. Rudy Gay’s buzzer-beater over LeBron – Nov. 20, 2010 James is 19-9 all-time against the Grizzlies, but arguably his most memorable loss … [Read more...] about Memphis basketball: LeBron James vs. the Grizzlies
David Cobb Memphis Commercial Appeal Published 7:42 AM EST Dec 4, 2018 Dallas Mavericks' point forward Luka Doncic earned this season's first Western Conference Rookie of the Month honor, which was handed out Monday. But you won't find many Grizzlies fans complaining about the performance of their rookie. Jaren Jackson Jr., who was picked fourth overall (one spot behind Doncic), is turning heads across the NBA. Former Grizzlies coach and current New York Knicks coach David Fizdale called Jackson a "future All-Star" after the Knicks won in Memphis last Sunday. That was before Jackson scored 36 points a double-overtime road win at the Nets. Sports Illustrated's Andrew Sharp suggested Monday that Jackson "could be the best prospect to hit the NBA in five years." In Memphis, there is little doubt that Jackson is the team's best rookie since Marc Gasol and O.J. Mayo each averaged double figures in their inaugural campaigns a decade ago. The Commercial Appeal examined the … [Read more...] about Memphis basketball: Jaren Jackson Jr. already a Grizzlies rookie great
180 years ago the Allen brothers took a chance on sweaty bayou land By Craig Hlavaty Updated 9:57 pm CDT, Thursday, August 25, 2016 Houston's most inspiring modern icons180 years ago the Allen brothers -- John Kirby and Augustus -- bought some 8,850 acres of land along Buffalo Bayou on a site that would soon become the city of Houston. Click through the slideshow to see some of Houston's most influential movers, shakers, and superior human beings. less Houston's most inspiring modern icons 180 years ago the Allen brothers -- John Kirby and Augustus -- bought some 8,850 acres of land along Buffalo Bayou on a site that would soon become the city of ... more Photo: Gail Borden Terry Hershey - Hershey was an environmentalist who prevented Buffalo Bayou from being channelized and stripped of its natural beauty. She is is widely credited with jump-starting the environmental movement in Houston starting … [Read more...] about Meet the people who’ve made Houston’s first 180 years a success
Heidi Ufer and Shane Battier were high school sweethearts and married in 2004. They had their first child in 2008. "Basketball Wives" features several bitter ex-wives and girlfriends of NBA players. There are some happy couples, though, in the NBA. Keep clicking to see more. Sound The gallery will resume inseconds San Antonio guard Manu Ginobili married Marianela Orono in 2004 and the couple celebrated the birth of twins last summer. Andrei Kirilenko's wife, Masha Lopatova, a former pop star in the couple's native Russia, said she would allow her husband to cheat on her once a year. He said he never has taken her up on the offer. A good wife? After a 5-year engagement, Carmelo Anthony finally put a ring on MTV star La La Vasquez's finger in a star-studded wedding last summer. Among the attendees were Spike Lee, Justin Timberlake, Kim Kardashian, Ludacris, Amar'e Stoudemire, and Chris Paul. Wonder which side of the church they sat on? Lamar Odom and Khloe … [Read more...] about Can marriage survive in the NBA?
For instance, the work of surgeons in hospitals and pilots in airlines is recognized as critically important, and is usually compensated accordingly. However, for every employee in a highly visible role, there are dozens of employees in non-core jobs. These employees may receive less attention and compensation than their more visible colleagues, but they are often responsible for doing the little things that enable the organization to succeed day-to-day. In a book about Southwest Airlines, Jody Hoffer Gittell of Brandeis University described how Southwest’s strategy of having one of the industry’s lowest turnaround times from landing to takeoff depended heavily on the behind-the-scenes coordination between baggage handlers and gate personnel. In other words, the “glue” that holds together Southwest’s strategy is the cooperation and teamwork among its less visible, non-core employees. Although non-core employees far outnumber core employees in most … [Read more...] about Who is the ‘glue’ in your organization?