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October 21, 2020

Spurs applauded a former nemesis

Zach Randolph and the San Antonio Spurs had a lot of battles from the past. From 2011 to 2014, they had some tough games which enjoyed by all. Tue former All-Star big announced his retirement after 16 years. With Randolph, the basketball program of Memphis Grizzlies went to the next level where they reached the Western Conference Finals in 2013. They also upset the San Antonio Spurs in 2011 as the eighth seed.

Gregg Popovich had no hard feelings about Zach Randolph but praise him for what he did in the game.

Pop on Zach Randolph: “He was a guy who really had great hands, a great skill to rebound and a great skill to catch and work underneath the bucket, very different from most anybody else….He always brought it. He was aggressive and competed every night.” Pop said via Tom Osborn.

Rudy Gay a former teammate also reacts.

“One of the best teammates you could have. He gave it his all out there every time he touched the basketball court. He was an enforcer and he did a lot for the city of Memphis. He was a great player.” 

Zach Randolph drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers that become a member of the Jail Blazers era. He was traded to the Knicks and Clippers but finally found a home in Memphis.

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