Grizzlies unveil shirt inspired by David Fizdale’s post-Game 2 rant
David Fizdale’s epic anti-officiating diatribe is being immortalized.
The Memphis Grizzlies took to Twitter on Tuesday to unveil a shirt inspired by the line Fizdale closed his impassioned rant with the night before following a Game 2 loss to the San Antonio Spurs in their first-round playoff series.
— Memphis Grizzlies (@memgrizz) April 18, 2017
In the rant (which you can see video of here), Fizdale slammed the referees who worked the 96-82 loss for Memphis due to a 32-15 free throw attempt discrepancy in favor of the Spurs that saw Kawhi Leonard shoot more foul shots than the entire Grizzlies team.
The first-year head coach is virtually guaranteed to be fined for his comments. But given that they have already become a postseason rallying cry of sorts for his team and their fanbase, Fizdale’s fine may very well be worth it.