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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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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".

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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

MEM@MIL: Grind City GameDay 11.14.18

Grind City GameDay catches up with Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley in Milwaukee on the eerie one year anniversary of his season-ending injury playing against the same team.
Nov 14, 2018  |  03:52

MEM@MIL: MikeCheck Minute 11.14.18

MikeCheck Minute previews tonight’s matchup against the Bucks in Milwaukee, WI.
Nov 14, 2018  |  01:12

Bear Necessities: Mike Conley 11.12.18

Mike Conley speaks to Grind City Media's Michael Wallace about forcing turnovers and the team's strong start on the defensive end.
Nov 12, 2018  |  01:00

MEMvPHI: Grind City Rewind 11.10.18

Grind City Media’s Alexis Morgan and Lang Whitaker break down the Grizzlies thrilling home victory over the Philadelphia 76ers.
Nov 10, 2018  |  00:49

MEMvPHI: MikeCheck Minute 11.10.18

MikeCheck Minute previews tonight's matchup against the Philadelphia 76ers at FedExForum.
Nov 10, 2018  |  01:29

#IMHO: Warriors' starting five & NBA Coach of the Year so far

Grind City Media's Lang Whitaker and Michael Wallace discuss the Warrior's dominating starting five with Boogie Cousins and nominees for NBA Coach of the Year this season thus far.
Nov 8, 2018  |  04:43

MEMvDEN: MikeCheck Minute 11.7.18

MikeCheck Minute previews tonight's matchup against the Denver Nuggets at FedExForum.
Nov 7, 2018  |  01:29

MEM@UTA: MikeCheck Minute 11.2.18

MikeCheck Minute previews tonight’s matchup against the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City, UT.
Nov 2, 2018  |  01:26

#IMHO: Derrick Rose and the NBA's unstoppable scoring

Grind City Media's Lang Whitaker and Michael Wallace discuss Derrick Rose's 50 point night against the Utah Jazz and what it means to players around the league.
Nov 1, 2018  |  03:21

MEMvWAS: MikeCheck Minute 10.30.18

MikeCheck Minute previews tonight's matchup against the Washington Wizards at FedExForum.
Oct 30, 2018  |  01:28

MEM@SAC: Grind City GameDay 10.24.18

Grind City GameDay catches up with Grizzlies forward Omri Casspi in Sacramento ahead of their road game against the Kings.
Oct 24, 2018  |  04:25

MEM@SAC: MikeCheck Minute 10.24.18

MikeCheck Minute previews tonight’s matchup against the Sacramento Kings in Sacramento, CA with medical updates on Dillon Brooks and Chandler Parsons.
Oct 24, 2018  |  01:22

MEM@UTA: MikeCheck Minute 10.22.18

MikeCheck Minute previews tonight’s matchup against the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City, UT following an injury update on JaMychal Green.
Oct 22, 2018  |  01:19

MEMvATL: Game Day Live 10.19.18

Watch Chris Vernon and Grind City Media's Sr. Editor Michael Wallace discuss everything you need to know before heading to FedExForum. Game Day Live is presented by Uber.
Oct 19, 2018  |  21:23

MEMvATL: MikeCheck Minute 10.19.18

MikeCheck Minute previews tonight's home opener against the Atlanta Hawks at FedExForum.
Oct 19, 2018  |  01:16

MEM@IND: Grind City GameDay 10.17.18

Grind City GameDay catches up with Grizzlies power forward Jaren Jackson Jr. in Indianapolis as he prepares to make his NBA regular season debut as the youngest Grizzlies player in franchise history.
Oct 17, 2018  |  03:02

MEM@IND: MikeCheck Minute 10.17.18

MikeCheck Minute talks about the impact international players have made on the Grizzlies and throughout the league and previews tonight's regular NBA season opener against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN.
Oct 17, 2018  |  01:25

Grind City Media Round Table: season preview

Pete Pranica, Brevin Knight and Grind City Media's Michael Wallace and Chris Vernon sit down to discuss the Memphis Grizzlies opening week and what to look forward to this season.
Oct 15, 2018  |  08:58

MEMvHOU: MikeCheck Minute 10.12.18

MikeCheck Minute previews tonight’s final preseason game against the Houston Rockets at FedExForum in Memphis, TN.
Oct 12, 2018  |  01:09

MEM@ORL: Grind City GameDay 10.10.18

Grind City GameDay catches up with Grizzlies forward Kyle Anderson in Orlando as he prepares to return from heel soreness for tonight’s preseason game against the Magic.
Oct 10, 2018  |  02:06

MEM@ORL: MikeCheck Minute 10.10.18

MikeCheck Minute previews tonight’s matchup against the Magic in Orlando, FL.
Oct 10, 2018  |  01:16

MEMvATL: MikeCheck Minute 10.5.18

MikeCheck Minute previews tonight’s preseason home opener against the Atlanta Hawks at FedExForum in Memphis,TN.
Oct 4, 2018  |  01:04

Grizzlies State of the Franchise Chalk Talk recap

Take a look at the Grizzlies 2018 State of the Franchise recap as General Manager Chris Wallace and Head coach J.B. Bickerstaff discuss the upcoming season.
Oct 2, 2018  |  05:31

MEMvHOU: MikeCheck Minute 10.2.18

MikeCheck Minute previews tonight’s matchup against the Houston Rockets in Burmingham, AL.
Oct 2, 2018  |  01:15

MEMvSAC: Grind City Rewind 7.10.18

Grind City Media’s Michael Wallace and Grizzlies Radio Play-By-Play Announcer Eric Hasseltine break down the match against the Kings.
Jul 10, 2018  |  04:52

MEMvORL Grind City Rewind 7.8.18

Grizzlies Las Vegas Summer League Head Coach, Greg Buckner talks with Grind City Media’s Michael Wallace following loss against the Orlando Magic Sunday night.
Jul 8, 2018  |  01:54

MEMvDET: Grind City Rewind 7.7.18

Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr. talks with Grind City Media’s Michael Wallace following the win against the Detroit Pistons Saturday night.
Jul 8, 2018  |  01:34

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