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Spent some time today at Billy Hardwick’s All Star Lanes for Mike Conley’s 5th Annual Bowl-N-Bash Event to Benefit Methodist Healthcare Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center. Teammates such as Mike Miller, Tayshaun Prince, Quincy Pondexter, Ed Davis, Kosta Koufos, Willie Reed, and Nick Calathes came out and supported the event. Talked to Mike Conley about the benefit, training camp and the offseason.

Q: Talk about today’s event here at All-Star Lanes.
Conley: Well today the 5th Annual bash benefiting Methodist and the sickle cell center of Memphis. We got a bunch of support here in Memphis and the community showed out had a great time my teammates came out and supported it’s been an overall great event guys have been having a great time.

Q: Be honest with me who’s the best bowler here? Is it you?
Conley: I would want to say me but Mike Miller came in and played really well and scared me a little bit gotta step up my game

Q: Have you taken him up on that golf agreement yet?
Conley: I have and we play golf all of the time.

Q: How’s your golf game right now?
Conley: It’s ok I’m in the low 80’s right now so we’ll play one more time tomorrow and then it’s over.

Q: How do you guys feel about doing training camp this year in Nashville?
Conley: I think it’s cool I think it’s good to get out of Memphis and go to another city see a different side of the state meet some different fans and expand our fan base a little bit.

Q: Ohio State Buckeyes going to take care of business tonight against Wisconsin?
Conley: I sure hope so I sure hope so if we don’t I’ll be a unhappy guy with Jon Leur in the locker room. Trust me.

This was a overall great event for Mike Conley, the Memphis Grizzlies, and especially Methodist Healthcare Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center. All of the players were in great spirits. They never turned down an autograph or picture from the fans. It’s events like this that prove that when it comes to helping out the community, no one does it better than the Memphis Grizzlies.

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