Memphis Grizzlies Announce Plans to Retire Mike Conley's No. 11 Jersey

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DaytonBuck1980's picture

No disrespect to Mike, but I’m glad OSU has strict and lofty criteria for having ones # retired honored.Golden State retiring 35 was especially egregious. 

Still not giving a damn for the whole state of Michigan. 

logamaniac's picture

yeah I don't think its disrespectful to question why these teams are doing this especially while a guy is playing still let alone for another team.

I mean I could understand OKC doing it had Durant brought its first championship or two but GS was already a dynasty, Memphis on the other hand hasn't done anything of note to warrant this type of retirement.

TheDizzle's picture

I don't disagree but there needs to be time given before someone else wears numbers like those again. For instance, I thought the Cavs giving Kyrie's number away the following year to a new PG was in poor taste. At least wait a few seasons and pretend you're grateful for their prior contributions.

"The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish" - Charlie Chaplin

CreekBuck's picture

Class act for a class act.

You win with people.

BeatMeechigun's picture

Excited for Mike!

I'll admit I think expansion franchises often try to play catch-up with the established / original franchises.  I'd be surprised if the Celtics or Lakers ...or even Pistons or Bulls retired Mike's number for similar accomplishments and certainly don't see it happening while a player was active.  There's no doubt he has been very successful and I've been happy to see that for him, but this IMHO is a by-product of a franchise with no history desiring to establish a presence of one that can resonate with their fans.

TkeBuck's picture

i understand the retirement was linked to his outstanding community service and the positive impact on inner city youth. well deserved. why does anyone have to put conditions on such awards/achievements/gestures? come on man!


njcro's picture

Pretty good for a guy that was a throw in as a package deal w Oden. Dude has proved his worth and dare I say excellence his entire career. Congrats Mr. Conley!