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Why the Grizzlies call Ryan Hollins 'Booty Call'

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He's earned the nickname.

Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

Ryan Hollins currently exists on the fringe of the NBA. Since 2012 he's played on a string of contracts one year or shorter. After spending last season with the Kings, he didn't get a guaranteed deal this offseason. Instead, the Grizzlies brought him in for training camp and preseason before waiving him in late October. He latched onto the Wizards for a month in December; they waived him to make some room.

Since then, Hollins has returned to Memphis three times. The Grizzlies, who have been ravaged by injuries, signed Hollins three more times: on December 29 (he was waived on January 7), on January 21 (he played two 10-day contracts and then became a free agent around February 11) and finally on March 2. He's still with the team, which is appropriate considering half the roster is made up of D-League call-ups.

That leads us to this.

This is from a Tony Allen appearance on the Chris Vernon Show, something that's always rife with laughter. And man, that's a good nickname.