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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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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.

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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

MEMvPOR: MikeCheck Minute 12.12.18

Grind City Media’s Michael Wallace breaks down the Grizzlies’ upcoming match against the Trail Blazers in Memphis.
Dec 12, 2018  |  01:12

MEM@NOP: MikeCheck Minute 12.7.18

MikeCheck Minute previews tonight’s matchup against the Pelicans at Smoothie King Center.
Dec 7, 2018  |  01:09

#IMHO: Expectations for LeBron James and his 2018 Lakers

Grind City Media's Lang Whitaker and Michael Wallace discuss their take on LeBron James' accolades and the 2018 Lakers as they head to Memphis to face the Grizzlies at FedExForum on Saturday, December 8.
Dec 6, 2018  |  05:02

MEMvLAC: MikeCheck Minute 12.5.18

Grind City Media’s Michael Wallace previews the Grizzlies’ upcoming match against the Clippers at FedExForum.
Dec 5, 2018  |  01:06

MEM@BKN: MikeCheck Minute 11.30.18

MikeCheck Minute previews tonight’s matchup against the Nets in Brooklyn.
Nov 30, 2018  |  01:23

#IMHO: Outstanding 2018 NBA Rookies, Luka Doncic, Jaren Jackson Jr.

Grind City Media's Lang Whitaker and Michael Wallace discuss their take on the top 2018 NBA rookies this year.
Nov 29, 2018  |  03:53

MEMvTOR: MikeCheck Minute 11.27.18

MikeCheck Minute previews tonight’s home matchup against the Raptors at FedExForum.
Nov 27, 2018  |  01:36

MEM@SAS: MikeCheck Minute 11.21.18

MikeCheck Minute previews tonight’s matchup against the Spurs in San Antonio.
Nov 21, 2018  |  01:26

Bear Necessities: Mike Conley 11.16.18

Mike Conley speaks to Grind City Media's Michael Wallace about how the team is building the resolve that is making the Grizzlies one of the NBA’s most productive teams in “clutch situations".
Nov 16, 2018  |  01:00

MEMvSAC: MikeCheck Minute 11.16.18

MikeCheck Minute previews tonight’s matchup against the Kings at FedExForum.
Nov 16, 2018  |  01:27

#IMHO: Draymond Green, Kevin Durant and the Warrior's Implosion

Grind City Media's Lang Whitaker and Michael Wallace discuss the ensuing drama between Draymond Green and Kevin Durant, and what it means for the Steph Curry-less Warriors going forward.
Nov 15, 2018  |  04:27

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