LOOK: Memphis Grizzlies tease 'Take that for data' David Fizdale-themed t-shirts
Fizdale wasn't happy about the officiating on Monday night so he went off after the game
Memphis Grizzlies coach David Fizdale was less than thrilled about the officiating on Monday night in Game 2 against the San Antonio Spurs, and he went on a to state his case in the press conference after the game.
The basis around his argument was that his own player Zach Randolph, who he described as "the most rugged guy in the game," went to the free throw line a total of zero times, while Spurs All-Star Kawhi Leonard shot 19 free throws. He didn't feel his guys got a fair shake at it because of the "poorly officiated game," in his own words.
He ended his minute-and-a-half gripe about the officiating with a pen slam and four words that might go down in Memphis Grizzlies lore.
"Take that for data."
What an extraordinary way to end a press conference, especially when you know you've got a fine already coming in the mail from the NBA front office. So good, in fact, that Memphis dropped a proof of a shirt with the phrase emblazoned across the front and Fizdale's glasses front and center.
First question: Will these be available to the public?
Second question: Where can I mail my money to collect 20 of these?
This is marketing done right by the Memphis Grizzlies. Maybe they'll collect enough money to pay the eventual fine for Fizdale.
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