NWSB Insider Steve Lee remembers the accomplishments of Shareef Abdur-Rahim, the one-time face of the Vancouver Grizzlies franchise. Lee recaps the forward’s time across the NBA, including stints with the Sacramento Kings and Portland Trail Blazers, and would love to see commissioner Adam Silver bring the Sacramento Kings, L.A. Lakers and Steve Nash to a game in BC for a chance to retire the Abdur-Rahim’s No. 3 jersey.
NWSB Insider Ben Lypka looks at former Vancouver Grizzlies players and ranks which ones went on to have the most successful post-Vancouver days. Greg Anthony, Shareef Abdul-Rahim, Antonio Daniels, Mike Bibby and Bryant Reeves all make the list. We’re approaching 12 years since the Grizzlies moved to the bustling metropolis of Memphis.
NWSB Insider and Pacific northwest sports blogger Steve Lee today weighs in with his seven moments in time for PNW sports fans. The 7 holy sh*t moments in time if you will. Canada’s golden goal. The Ichiro trade, the Seahawks Marshawn Lynch beastquake, the Steve Nash trade, the Seattle Supersonics leaving town, the Vancouver Grizzlies leaving town, the WWE invading Safeco Field all make the list.
NWSB Insider and northwest sports blogger Alistair Corp tells us today that Don Levin has publicly emerged to try to bring an NHL team to the Seattle area, and he’s prepared to spend $100 million. The development popped up three days before King County discusses and votes on investor Chris Hansen’s proposal to build a $490 million NBA and NHL arena. Wayne Gretzky was in town too. Coincidence?
NWSB Insider and sports blogger Steve Lee has a great article today on the record holders that grace that great northwest sports scene. In just under two weeks, BC Lions receiver Geroy Simon will cement his place in the CFL record books as the league’s all time receiver. Other northwest athletes are in the books too. Ichiro Suzuki, Shaun Alexander, Damon Stoudamire, Gary Payton, Henrik Sedin have their own Moments In Time.
NWSB Insider and Vancouver Grizzlies blogger Steve Lee brings us a fun story about the 1995 NBA Draft. Remember this guy? Big Country they called him. Bryant Reeves. With the recent rumours of Vancouver once again getting an NBA team, NWSB and Steve Lee decided to take this look back and at the same time, wish the big man a happy 39th birthday. Maybe the Aquilini’s can hire this guy as GM when they own the new franchise.
Vancouver hoops blogger Steve Lee tells us the Vancouver Grizzlies were not a good drafting team. From overweight country bumpkins to selfcentered malcontents the Grizzlies success rate on draft night was about 33%. Bryant Reeves, Antonio Daniels, Mike Bibby, Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Steve Francis, Stromile Swift to name a few.
Vancouver sports blogger Steve Lee weighs in with his Vancouver sports controversies! Like afternoon soap operas are to lonely housewives, the world of sports has it’s own share of dramas and the Vancouver franchises are not without their fair share of the inner turmoil. Roberto Luongo vs. Corey Schneider leads the way. Mark Messier vs. Trevor Linden makes the list.
Teams over the years in the Northwest corner, on either side of the line have dished out their share of overpaid contracts. The Vancouver Grizzlies, Seattle Supersonics, Seattle Seahawks, Portland Trailblazers, Vancouver Canucks are all guilty. Bryant Reeves, Mark Messier, Carlos Silva, Shaun Alexander, Theo Ratliff, Jim McIlvaine have all gotten paid haven’t they?