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Grizz Mascot, Grizz Girls and Kings Of The Court Headed To South Africa


The NBA season may be on break, but the Memphis Grizzlies are still hard at work.

We recently added Vince Carter to the rooster. There was a press conference held for his arrival (story here).

In addition to the management team working behind the scenes, the Grizz Mascot, Grizz Girls and Kings Of The Court  are also still hard at work.

This week it was announced that the crew was headed To South Africa.

The team will be participating  in the 12th Basketball Without Borders, Africa events in Johannesburg from July 31 – Aug. 9.

They will perform at different Basketball Without Borders events, as well as at Basketball National League (BNL) games. While in South Africa, they will tour various cultural sites including the Nelson Mandela Foundation and Apartheid Museum. Their stay in Johannesburg will end with a finale performance at the Basketball Without Borders All-Star Game on Saturday, Aug. 9.

Credit: Frank Chin
Credit: Frank Chin

“We are proud the NBA has selected Grizz, the Grizz Girls and the Kings of the Court to represent the league and Memphis on their upcoming trip to South Africa,” said Vice President of Marketing Communications and Broadcast John Pugliese. “We are certain they will provide the same world-class entertainment and energy Memphians enjoy throughout the trip while spreading the love of the game to a global audience.”

Memphis we should be proud that our team will be representing us across the globe.

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