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Monday, November 7th, 2011 at 9:25 am  |  12 responses

Grizzlies Employees Not Allowed to Attend Rudy Gay’s Charity Game


This is how nasty (and silly) the NBA lockout has gotten. The Memphis Grizzlies won’t even allow their employees to be in the building when Rudy Gay’s exhibition game takes place tomorrow night. Reports the Commercial Appeal: “Good luck finding anything about the NBA lockout that is lenient for people who work Grizzlies games. All full- and part-time employees for Hoops LP — the Grizzlies’ parent company — are prohibited from working or even attending Rudy Gay’s charity basketball game Tuesday night at the DeSoto Civic Center. Griz president of business operations Greg Campbell delivered the message to team employees in an e-mail obtained by The Commercial Appeal. ‘As you may be aware, this coming Tuesday, Nov. 8 there will be a charity basketball game played at the Desoto Civic Center,’ Campbell wrote last Friday. ‘Please note that all active employees for Hoops, LP, both full-time and part-time, are not permitted to attend this game.’ That means security personnel, ticket-takers, ushers and concession workers were told not to be present at a game that benefits Gay’s Flight 22 Foundation. The nonprofit organization raises funds for childhood education. It is unclear whether arena workers risk termination by attending Gay’s game.”

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  • shaw32

    this is stupid

  • http://www.slamonline.com Max

    Rudy is a beast.

  • shaw32

    what should we expect this is the same front office who didnt wanna pay Xavier Henry the money he was supossed to get with where he was picked, with making it incentive filled contract

  • ab40

    that’s terrible

  • http://www.twitter.com/dfrance21 dfrance21

    How would they find out?

  • Yesse

    That’s just wrong.

  • Lee

    It’s a game for charity. God, I agree with the owners in the lockout dispute, but the Grizzlies players look like they don’t care about this stupid lockout and just want to play.

    This is a b*tch move on the Grizzlies Front Office’s part. I bet they won’t donate one penny to that charity. Anything to save money. A-holes

  • L-dub20

    Employees may have access to certain parts of the arena. Unfortunately since they may be upset over the lockout, there could be problems. I do not agree with not allowing them to attend, but I can see it from the business side. Either way, the lockout sucks balls and Im ready to see some damn nba games already!!!

  • EtheKnickFan

    I could understand not working the game but not attending?
    Isnt the price to watch, a donation to charity? I’m thinking someones rights were violated. What if I’m a big supporter of the cause and its my day off? I can make donation but cant watch game? Hmmmmmmm

  • Chukaz

    Maybe the Grizzlies have problems with Gays?

  • Dre

    That’s just gay.

  • Galagu

    ummmm duh. the grizzlies owners are fighting with the players; if your suppose to be frens with the owners you better not go to the players party you betch.

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