It was a last second shot that propelled the Memphis Tigers to a championship over the defending champs, the Grizzlies, in the 12th Annual Tigers-Grizzlies charity game outdoors at the Liberty Bowl. Yes – this is a dream, and it would take something this crazy to win this category when such outstanding performances were on display in the nominees. In the end, it didn’t take a dream, just a last second shot from Rudy Gay to beat the (in a dream) Champion Heat team at FedExForum. The fact that this was the highlight of Rudy’s season is a shame, considering how many highlights the rest of the team garnered throughout the last month of the season and the playoffs.
Rudy Gay’s last second shot over Lebron to beat the Heat at FedExForum, First Place: 25.99%
Joe Jackson winning MVP of the C-USA Tournament in El Paso, Second Place: 20.80%
Tony Allen on his hands and knees in center court beating the hardwood during Z-Bo’s playoff clinching free throws versus the Kings, Third Place: 17.18%
Best Write-in Vote: Picking up my 2010 Taurus at Landers Ford
So what do you think, Memphis? Did you get it right? Was Rudy’s killer shot the moment to remember. It was a long way back. Do you remember it at all? Do you remember anything other than Tigers or Grizzlies? Tell us what you think in the comments below. And look for another winner soon. Here are the winners so far…
(Note: The 2011 M Awards honor games played from the end of the 2010 NBA regular season until the end of the 2011 NBA regular season)
The 2011 M Award Winners
For the first time ever the M Awards are being announced online.
Check back here daily in the month of July for a new winner in
MemphiSport’s annual celebration of the best in Memphis sports.
Favorite Concessions: FedExForum
Favorite Place To Tailgate: Tiger Lane
Favorite Sporting Venue: FedExForum
Favorite Race: The Grizzlies Playoff Race
Best Game: CUSA Championship Game
Most Memorable Moment: Rudy Gay Beats the Heat
Click here to listen to the 2011 M Awards Nominations Special