Zach Randolph and Memphis were perfect for each other

The greatest miracle the Grit ’N Grind Grizzlies pulled wasn’t making Memphis fall in love with the local basketball team (the South has long been a hoops mecca). It wasn’t providing a counterweight to a league getting faster, freer, and smaller. The biggest achievement of Grit ’N Grind was turning Zach Randolph into what he has become.

Randolph was the trouble child incarnate before arriving in Memphis. He’d been cast off from the Blazers, ridiculed with the Knicks, and salary-dumped by the Clippers. (The Clippers!) In Memphis — with stability, good coaching, and great teammates — he found a new identity and a real career.

Now, he’s been signed by the Sacramento Kings on a two-year deal to provide a veteran presence and buckets under his old coach Dave Joerger. Tell someone stuck in 2008 that Z-Bo would eventually be a stabilizing, culture-positive veteran for a young team. They’d laugh you out of the room! But we’re there.

This is the second meeting that Milwaukee will have with Rose, so there may be more smoke here than any of the meetings that had taken place before. However, it’s still a long ways off from being final for either side.

Milwaukee’s point guard situation isn’t great, to be sure. Malcolm Brogdon surprised the whole NBA after being selected in the second round, playing 75 games and winning Rookie of the Year. Matthew Dellavedova started most of the year, shooting under 40 percent from the field but filling Cheap Hockey Jerseys From China his role well in his first season away from Cleveland. It’s nothing against either player to call them one of the worst point Cheap Hats And Jerseys guard duos in the league.

However, the Bucks don’t need better point guards.

Johnny Manziel, Sean Payton reportedly met to discuss return to football

Could Johnny Manziel be closing in on a job offer from the Saints?

The troubled free-agent quarterback is drawing interest from New Orleans coach Sean Payton as a potential backup for quarterback Drew Brees, NFL Network reported Thursday.

According to the report, Manziel and Payton had breakfast during Super Bowl weekend in Houston and discussed Manziel’s potential return to football. While Manziel has no chance at earning the starting spot, Brees could serve as a valuable veteran mentor for the former Browns first-round pick.

Manziel, who was released by Cleveland last March, hasn’t played since December 2015 and has a reported six-game suspension hanging over his head for a misdemeanor assault case. Despite the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner’s many legal issues, Manziel claims to have his life together and is focused on getting back on the field.

Still, the reported interest he’s drawing from teams around the NFL has yet to turn into a contract offer.

Major League Baseball has been proactive in teaching the game around the world. In fact, its approach is not simply about teaching the fundamentals of the game; it’s also about education — real classroom education.

Worldwide events don’t become prestigious after a decade. It’s silly to think Cheap Hats And Jerseys that after 11 years and four cycles that the WBC would reach World Cup-level prestige. That’s just not the way things work. That’s why the tournament will take time to gain a foothold in the U.S.

In reality, the impact MLB is having on the world aside from the WBC is huge. And that’s a great thing.