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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