The Grizzlies dropped into an 0-2 hole in their first-round series with a loss Monday night against the Spurs, but Memphis coach David Fizdale definitely won his postgame press conference.
Fizdale erupted after pointing out the disparity in free throws between the two teams. The Grizzlies shot 13 of 15 from the free-throw line while the Spurs finished 31 of 32. Kawhi Leonard took more trips to the charity stripe than Memphis’ entire roster, shooting a perfect 19 of 19.
The whole rant is fantastic — and likely to make Fizdale’s wallet lighter — but two specific phrases took it to the next level: They’re not gonna rook us and the closing Take that for data.
I want to address something that really bothered me. I heard that all these nitwits, fools, idiots were complaining what I was saying about Isaiah Thomas the other night making me uncomfortable. Number one, I don’t care what y’all think. I don’t care what your mom and daddy think either, just for the record. But to insinuate what I was trying to — what I was saying, I’m uncomfortable talking about his pain and then going to basketball. For all you nitwits, scumbags, idiots, punks, to try to make that a story because y’all don’t have ratings and use my name to draw ratings, don’t do that. You don’t have any talent, it’s the simple fact, you don’t have any talent. Let me be me.
Limited Kids Shawn Lauvao Jersey I’ve talked to Isaiah. He didn’t take any offense to that. What I was talking about, I wish him and his family nothing but the best. For you punks to try to make a big deal out of it, it just pisses me off.
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Kenny Smith and Ernie Johnson both jumped to Barkley’s defense after his comments Tuesday by agreeing that it was an uncomfortable situation.