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Darko Milicic’s torn jersey from Grizz v. Rockets win to go on online auction block

MEMPHIS, December 9, 2008 — When the Memphis Grizzlies said that they were going to provide fans with the opportunity to bid on one-of-a-kind team memorabilia as part of their Online Auction Series, they weren’t kidding. On the auction block starting December 11 at 9 a.m. is the game worn jersey that Darko Milicic ripped in last night’s 109-97 win over the Houston Rockets.

Darko Milicic did his best Incredible Hulk impersonation during the third quarter of the Grizzlies second consecutive home victory last night. The remnants of the jersey, which include a rip down the center that is more than a foot and a half long, will include a personalized autograph from Milicic addressed to the highest bidder.

All proceeds from the online auction benefit the Memphis Grizzlies House at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Grizzlies House has the capacity to serve up to 100 families each night and provides a free, safe and comfortable alternative to staying in a hotel.

Along with Milicic’s ripped game-worn jersey, fans can also bid on the opportunity to sit in Grizzlies majority owner Michael Heisley’s courtside seats or have their child be an Honorary Ball Kid on December 30 when Shaquille O’Neal and the Phoenix Suns come to FedExForum.

Find out more about the Grizzlies Online Auction Series.

E-mail auctions@grizzlies.com or call (901) 205-1254.