MEMPHIS, January 26, 2012 — The Grizzlies, along with the NBA and adidas, will celebrate the 45th anniversary of the American Basketball Association’s (ABA) founding with a series of games during NBA Hardwood Classics Month. They will wear uniforms to commemorate the Mid-South’s tenure in the ABA when they were known as the Memphis Tams (acronym standing for Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi).

Memphis, January 26, 2012 – The Memphis Grizzlies are doing their part to support Sickle Cell patients in need, as Mike Conley, Quincy Pondexter and Dante Cunningham will host a Lifeblood Blood Drive on Sunday, January 29 from 3 - 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church. The players will be on-hand to sign autographs and take pictures with donors.