Playing Hurt Podcast: NBA Playoff Preview

nba-playoffsJoin Cerrito Live and HardBashin producer CJ Hurt and Sports 56 producer and WUMR Sports DESK host Drew Barrett as they take you on a sports odyssey full of twists, turns, and a good time during  Playing Hurt Podcast.

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VIDEO: Marc Gasol on ‘The Tonight Show’

Memphis Grizzlies center and NBA All-Star starter Marc Gasol appeared on Thursday night’s episode of “The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.”



Grizzlies owner Robert Pera to play in the NBA Celebrity All-Star Game

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Memphis Grizzlies owner Robert Pera is scheduled to play in this year’s Celebrity All-Star Game during NBA All-Star weekend.

The celebrity game will air live on ESPN from Madison Square Garden at 6:00 pm CT on February 13. Kevin Hart, Common and Nick Cannon are among the other stars participating.

View the full roster here.

Top 5: Wrestling Night at FedExForum

When Grizzlies Live starts out like this, you know you’re in for a fun night at FedExForum.  As if the big OKC-Memphis rivalry wasn’t enough – Grizzlies tag teamed with pro wrestling to electrify The Grindhouse.  Maria & I were there, along with Kevin Cerrito to witness the action first-hand.

Now that the dust has settled, let’s take a look back at the top five takeaways from the event (in no particular order).

1.  16-time World Heavyweight Champion & 2-time WWE Hall of Famer “Nature Boy” Ric Flair made a surprise appearance with the Nature Bear – Grizz dressed as Flair!  Flair not only mentioned Kevin Durant on mic, but he hugged & rallied with Vince Carter & Z-Bo.

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Courtesy of @memgrizz

2.  Grizzlies featured live wrestling matches during the evening.  I competed in the pre-game match-up & Jerry “The King” Lawler was in action at half time.  The King successfully defended his newly crowned World Grizzlyweight Championship.

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3.  The legendary Memphis Wrestling broadcast team of Lance Russell & Dave Brown hosted segments throughout the evening, building up to the big match at half time.  They provided play-by-play and fans were certainly happy to see the duo back in action.







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4.  Memphis fans are crazy.  But Memphis wrestling fans are crazier!














5.  The first 3,000 fans received World Grizzlyweight Championship belts.  Fans began lining up as early as 3PM.  Doors do not open until 5PM… and tip off isn’t until 7PM.  To say this was the best giveaway in Grizzlies history would be an understatement.  (or am I biased?)


@lbwhit18, MSL’s @MariaGaray & @JDun81










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If you attended Wrestling Night at FedExForum, be sure to share you photos and highlights by tweeting myself or @MemphiSport.  Your next chance to catch live wrestling at FedExForum is February 22nd at WWE’s Fast Lane pay-per-view.  Tickets are on sale now.

Dustin Starr is an active sports entertainer and regular contributor to MemphiSport and MSL. Follow him @DustinStarr.


Justin Timberlake Asks His Fans To Stop Bothering The Guy Who Called Him A Bandwagon Fan

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Photo by Justin Ford

A little over 48 hours after their original Twitter exchange, Justin Timberlake tweeted a message to his followers asking them to stop sending hate tweets to the guy who called him a bandwagon fan of the Memphis Grizzlies:

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Twitter: @cerrito



VIDEO: Toronto Raptors Pay Tribute To Memphis Grizzlies Player Vince Carter

During a timeout at the Memphis Grizzlies’ only road game in Toronto this season, the Raptors aired a tribute video to Vince Carter as part of the Canadian team’s 20th anniversary season celebration.



Twitter: @cerrito


Memphis Wins USA Today’s ‘Best NBA Destination’

Memphis is the “Best NBA Destination” according to the readers of USA Today.

Here is what the nation’s newspaper had to say about the Bluff City:

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View USA Today’s full list here: Memphis wins ‘Best NBA Destination’

Listen to November 2014′s “I Love Memphis” Podcast Bonus clip to hear a discussion on why Memphis deserved to win:

Twitter: @cerrito


Justin Timberlake Reacts To A Twitter User Calling Him A ‘Bandwagon’ Grizzlies Fan

Following the Memphis Grizzlies’ 119-93 win over the Houston Rockets, native Memphian and Grizz minority owner Justin Timberlake tweeted one simple word:

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A clueless Twitter user almost immediately accused Timberlake of jumping on the Grizzlies bandwagon.

Here is how JT reacted:

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Twitter: @cerrito


VIDEO: Tony Allen Is Really Excited To Have Emojis On His Phone

Grizzlies guard Tony Allen spent part of his Sunday night trying to locate emojis on his Samsung phone. After going to Twitter for help, Allen found a way to access the collection of smiley faces and other small icons.

Watch how TA celebrated discovering emojis on his phone:

The dance my husband did when he realized he had emojis on his Galaxy phone. #Emoji

A video posted by Desi (@desirod42) on

Here is the Grindfather’s first tweet after learning he had emojis:

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Twitter: @cerrito

MSL Interview: ‘Miracle’ predictor/Grizzlies fan/YouTube star Chris Eggelston

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Memphis fan/psychic/YouTube star “Mr. Miracle” Chris Eggelston joined Kevin Cerrito in studio on MSL to talk about his viral video from the Grizzlies’ “miracle” win over the Kings.

SEE ALSO: Grizzlies Fan Predicts A ‘Miracle’ Before Courtney Lee’s Buzzer Beater

BEHIND THE SCENES VIDEO: Watch “Mr. Miracle ” deliver his catchphrase in studio on MSL

You are about to watch a #Miracle! #MSL

A video posted by Kevin Cerrito (@kevincerrito) on


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MemphiSport Live

Kevin Cerrito hosts MemphiSport Live (MSL) with Marcus Hunter on Sports 56 & 87.7 FM every Saturday from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. MSL was voted 3rd Best Sports Radio Show in the 2010, 2011 & 2012 Memphis Flyer Best of Memphis poll.