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Thursday, January 6th, 2011 at 9:30 am  |  4 responses

Grizzlies No Longer Allowed to Gamble on Team Plane

One little scrap at 30,000 feet, and the Grizz have shut all that gambling fun down. Haters. The Commercial Appeal reports: “Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins has banned gambling on team flights following a physical altercation between O.J. Mayo and Tony Allen over an unpaid debt in a card game. The fight happened Monday on the team’s chartered plane from Los Angeles to Memphis, and Hollins said he immediately informed the team that betting would no longer be allowed. ‘We’re in a confined airplane, and things get heated. I’m done with it. No more gambling,’ Hollins said. ‘I told my guys if they read a book, that would be good. They have to entertain themselves in a different manner.’ Hollins said Mayo and Allen weren’t disciplined by the team, and he preferred to treat the incident like he would a blowup during practice. The players received a lecture, apologized to each other and insisted the altercation was behind them. The Griz will now punish players even if they are caught gambling in their hotel rooms while on road trips, Hollins said. The no-gambling policy will be added to the team’s list of rules that are punishable by fines.”

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  • http://thekobebeef.wordpress.com LDR4

    Haha. Well, it’s probably for the best. However, what are the odds that the players take bets on who can get away with gambling of some kind in secret on the plane. What’s the over under?

  • MUBWAR

    shouldn’t the entire NBA do that.

  • http://theghostofroyhobbs.blogspot.com Mo Charlo

    Considering last year’s gambling scuffle involved guns in the Verizon center, this isn’t too bad. Furthermore, they should be beating up Mike Conley and taking his money, instead of each other.

  • barnabusb

    I think the only solution to a problem like this is……….. BOOK CLUB!!!!!111eleven :) :) :)

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