clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:


The Memphis Grizzlies have a play called 'What The F***?' because WTF not?

Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

The Memphis Grizzlies are the NBA's version of the A-Team, a crack commando unit sent to prison for refusing to play up-tempo and shoot more threes. These men promptly escaped the maximum security stockade of the Western Conference to become an underground favorite in the NBA. Today, still wanted by the analytics crowd, they survive as soldiers of fortune.

So how do they stay ahead of the curve by playing against the grain? By finding unconventional ways to exploit the system, like this:

There's a subtle brilliance here, because Dave Joerger has protection on two different fronts. Opposing players will assume he's yelling at his players or the referees for a bad decision, and referees can't give him a technical because he's calling a play. You have to love it when a Grizzlies plan comes together.