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MICHAEL WALLACE

GRIND CITY MEDIA SR. EDITOR, CONTRIBUTOR AND ANALYST

Michael Wallace enters his first season as senior editor and contributor for Grind City Media, where he provides columns, commentary and news reporting, and also serves as a broadcast analyst on the Grizzlies LIVE! pregame and postgame shows. In addition, Wallace is a rotating member of the Grizzlies’ radio broadcast team alongside Eric Hasseltine, Elliot Perry and Hank McDowell for home and road games.

Prior to joining the Grizzlies, Wallace spent six years as an NBA reporter with ESPN and contributed to ESPN.com’s ‘Heat Index,’ a groundbreaking digital media site that chronicled LeBron James’ four seasons with the Miami Heat, which featured four consecutive trips to the NBA Finals and two championships. Wallace was also a regular co-host on ESPN Radio’s national weekend show lineup and a daily co-host on ESPN’s radio af liate in Miami.

An award-winning newspaper journalist recognized the past two decades by APSE, NABJ and the NAACP, Wallace’s reporting on sports, politics, crime and education has appeared in the Miami Herald, Washington Post, San Antonio Express-News, Birmingham News, Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger, Tallahassee Democrat and The (Shreveport) Times. Wallace is also active in community programs, including the Police Athletic League, faith-based prison ministry outreach and Duffels4Kids to bene t foster/adoptive children.

Wallace received his bachelor’s degree from Grambling State University and is pursuing a master’s degree in new media communications. He lives in Memphis with his wife and children.

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Grind City Media’s Post- 2019 NBA Draft Lottery Reaction

Grind City Media’s Michael Wallace and Elliot Perry react to the Memphis Grizzlies winning the 2nd round pick during the 2019 NBA Draft on Tuesday night in Chicago, IL.

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Grind City Media’s Post- 2019 NBA Draft Lottery Reaction

Grind City Media’s Michael Wallace and Elliot Perry react to the Memphis Grizzlies winning the 2nd round pick during the 2019 NBA Draft on Tuesday night in Chicago, IL.
May 14, 2019  |  02:23

Grind City Media’s 2019 NBA Draft Lottery Preview

Grind City Media’s Michael Wallace and Elliot Perry look ahead to the 2019 NBA Draft.
May 14, 2019  |  01:43

#IMHO: Celtics, Warriors & Lakers drama

Grind City Media's Mike Wallace and Jon Roser break down the Celtics early exit from the playoffs, Kevin Durant missing games 6 and possibly 7 of the Houston Rockets series due to injury, and Ty Lue turning down the Lakers head coach position.
May 9, 2019  |  08:04

#IMHO: Favorite Basketball Movies

In honor of the 21st anniversary of He Got Game, Grind City Media's Lang Whitaker and Michael Wallace discuss their favorite basketball movies of all time and their predictions for the plot of Space Jam 2.
May 2, 2019  |  03:28

2019 Offseason Outlook: Centers

Grind City Media's Michael Wallace and Grizzlies Radio Analyst Hank McDowell take a closer look at the centers position as the Grizzlies move into the offseason.
Apr 30, 2019  |  02:48

#IMHO: Was Lilliard's Game-Winner The Greatest of All-Time?

Grind City Media's Lang Whitaker and Michael Wallace break down Damian Lillard's Game-winning, series-ending 3pt shot over OKC and look back on remarkable game-winners in NBA history.
Apr 25, 2019  |  03:30

#IMHO: NBA Playoffs first-round

Grind City Media's Michael Wallace and Jon Roser discuss the 2019 NBA Playoffs first round matchups including Marc Gasol's first playoff series with the Toronto Raptors.
Apr 18, 2019  |  03:20

2019 Offseason Outlook: Point Guards

Grind City Media's Michael Wallace and Grizzlies Radio Analyst & Director of Player Support Elliot Perry take a closer look at the point guard position as the Grizzlies move into the offseason.
Apr 17, 2019  |  02:30

Chris Vernon Show - 3.29.19

Are the Grizzlies planning on bringing back Delon Wright and what is Jonas Valanciunas going to do after the season? Chris Vernon and Mike Wallace discuss....
Mar 29, 2019  |  01:57

#IMHO: Greatest Grizzlies Players of All Time

Grind City Media's Lang Whitaker and Michael Wallace debate who they think deserves the title of the greatest Grizzlies player of all-time.
Mar 28, 2019  |  03:48

MEMvHOU: MikeCheck Minute 3.20.19

Grind City Media’s Michael Wallace previews tonight’s game against the Rockets at FedExForum.
Mar 20, 2019  |  01:10

Grizzlies Coach’s Corner 2019

Watch Grind City Media Sr. Editor Michael Wallace hosts a discussion with Head Coach J.B. Bickerstaff at Hard Rock Café on Monday, March 18.
Mar 19, 2019  |  01:18

MEM@ATL: MikeCheck Minute 3.13.19

MikeCheck Minute previews tonight’s matchup against the Hawks in Atlanta.
Mar 13, 2019  |  01:21

#IMHO: LeBron James and the Greatest Players in the NBA

Grind City Media's Lang Whitaker and Michael Wallace discuss LeBron James' legacy and debate the leagues' greatest active players in the NBA today.
Mar 7, 2019  |  04:11

MEMvPOR: MikeCheck Minute 3.5.19

Grind City Media’s Michael Wallace previews tonight’s game against the Trail Blazers at FedExForum.
Mar 5, 2019  |  01:22

MEM@DAL: MikeCheck Minute 3.2.19

MikeCheck Minute sheds light on tonight’s matchup against the Mavericks at American Airlines Center.
Mar 2, 2019  |  01:09

#IMHO: Toughest NBA Players in the League Today

Grind City Media's Lang Whitaker and Jon Roser discuss which players come to mind when talking the toughest active NBA players in the league.
Feb 28, 2019  |  03:37

MEMvLAC: MikeCheck Minute 2.22.19

MikeCheck Minute previews tonight’s matchup against the Clippers in Memphis.
Feb 22, 2019  |  01:20

#IMHO: Will LeBron's Lakers make the playoffs?

Grind City Media’s Lang Whitaker and Michael Wallace discuss whether or not LeBron James will miss the playoffs for the first time in nearly a decade.
Feb 21, 2019  |  03:32

MEMvSAS: MikeCheck Minute 2.12.19

Grind City Media’s Michael Wallace previews tonight’s game against the Spurs at FedExForum.
Feb 12, 2019  |  01:07

MEM@MIN: MikeCheck Minute 1.30.19

MikeCheck Minute previews tonight’s matchup against the Timberwolves in Minneapolis.
Jan 30, 2019  |  01:09

#IMHO: How to handle Mike Conley or Marc Gasol trades (if at all)

Grind City Media's Lang Whitaker and Michael Wallace discuss how they would handle trading Mike Conley and Marc Gasol amid developing Jaren Jackson Jr.
Jan 24, 2019  |  05:05

MEM@MIA: MikeCheck Minute 1.12.19

MikeCheck Minute sheds light on tonight’s matchup against the Heat at AmericanAirlines Arena.
Jan 12, 2019  |  01:14

MEMvSAS: MikeCheck Minute 1.9.19

MikeCheck Minute previews tonight’s matchup against the Spurs in Memphis.
Jan 9, 2019  |  01:12

MEMvBKN: MikeCheck Minute 1.4.19

Grind City Media’s Michael Wallace previews the Grizzlies’ upcoming match against the Nets at FedExForum.
Jan 4, 2019  |  01:07

#IMHO: The Jaren Jackson Jr. Dilemma

Grind City Media's Lang Whitaker talks with Michael Wallace make their case on whether to take time to develop JJJ or focus on making the playoffs while limiting him.
Jan 3, 2019  |  04:08

MEMvBOS: MikeCheck Minute 12.29.18

MikeCheck Minute previews tonight’s matchup against the Celtics at FedExForum.
Dec 29, 2018  |  01:09

Chris Vernon Show - 12.14.18

Mike Wallace calls in from ATL, where he is covering the HBCU Nat'l Championship Game, and tells Chris why NC A&T is the favorite to win.
Dec 14, 2018  |  01:00

MEMvMIA: MikeCheck Minute 12.14.18

MikeCheck Minute sheds light on tonight’s matchup against the Heat at FedExForum.
Dec 14, 2018  |  01:06

#IMHO: NBA's Best Clutch Shooters

Grind City Media's Lang Whitaker and Michael Wallace discuss which players they'd want taking the final shot to win the game.
Dec 13, 2018  |  03:43

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The contents of this page have not been reviewed or endorsed by the Memphis Grizzlies. All opinions expressed by Michael Wallace are solely his own and do not reflect the opinions of the Memphis Grizzlies or its Basketball Operations staff, owners, parent companies, partners or sponsors. His sources are not known to the Memphis Grizzlies and he has no special access to information beyond the access and privileges that go along with being an NBA accredited member of the media.

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