2012 M Awards: Favorite Basketball Player

Holy basketball town Batman. What in the world happened here? This category is usually dominated by Tiger basketball players. This year, the Grizzlies have it locked down. First. Second. Third. Done. Coach Pastner, you are on notice. You need to win big or the Grizzlies may become this town’s favorite team.

Tony Allen, Memphis GrizzliesFirst Place: 19.61%
Marc Gasol, Memphis GrizzliesSecond Place: 18.95%
Zach Randolph, Memphis GrizzliesThird Place: 17.32%

Best song to listen to while contemplating this category… Allentown by Billy Joel. So what do you think, Memphis? Did you get it right? Tell us what you think in the comments below.

The 2012 M Award Winners

Favorite Concessions: FedExForum
Favorite Place To Tailgate: Tiger Lane
Favorite Sporting Venue: FedExForum
Favorite Race: St. Jude Marathon
Best Game: Grizzlies Game 6 Win
Most Memorable Moment: University of Memphis Gets Invitation to the Big East
Favorite Annual Event: Memphis Madness
Moment We Would Most Like To Forget: Grizzlies Game 1 Collapse to the Clippers
Best Offbeat Moment: Josh Pastner Accidentally Tweeting Out “Tony Parker”
Best Musical Performance: Ellen, St. Jude Patient, Singing the National Anthem at a Grizzlies Game
Best Place To Stock Up For The Big Game: Kroger
Best Local Sports Bar/Restaurant: Huey’s
Best National Sports Bar/Restaurant: Buffalo Wild Wings
Best Place To Eat Before/After The Game: Huey’s
Best Place To Take The Team After A Victory: Memphis Pizza Cafe
Best Place To Play Cards: Horseshoe Casino and Hotel
Best Golf Course: TPC Southwind
Favorite Golf Store: Edwin Watts Golf
Favorite Sporting Goods Store: Dick’s Sporting Goods
Favorite Sports Apparel Store: Tiger Bookstore
Favorite Workout Facility: YMCA
Favorite Healthy Store: Whole Foods Market
Favorite Place To Spend A Nice Afternoon: The Memphis Zoo
Favorite Bike Shop: Outdoors, Inc
Favorite Local Sports Radio Personality: Gary Parrish, Gary Parrish Show
Favorite Local Sports Radio Program: The Gary Parrish Show with Geoff Calkins
Favorite Sports Talk Radio Segment: Harvard/Horn Lake Trivia, Gary Parrish Show
Favorite Local TV Sports Personality: Geoff Calkins, Sports Files
Best Sports Website: memphisroar.com
Best Fantasy Sports Twitter: @FantasyLapides
Best Local Sports Twitter: @GaryParrishCBS
Favorite Sports Radio Station: 92.9 ESPN
Favorite Mascot: Super Grizz
Favorite Spirit Squad: Memphis Tigers Dance Team
Best Hair: Gary Parrish
Favorite Fighter: Jerry Lawler
Favorite Golfer: John Daly
Favorite Baseball Player: Matt Cain, San Francisco Giants
Favorite Football Player: DeAngelo Williams, Carolina Panthers
Favorite Basketball Player: Tony Allen, Memphis Grizzlies


Check back here daily in the month of July for a new winner in MemphiSport’s annual celebration of the best in Memphis sports.

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