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Sep 11, 2009

iRobot

A.I.




A.I.





  1. AI must not merely act in the interests of individual teammates, but of all Grizzly nation
  2. AI may not injure a Grizzly or, through inaction, allow a Grizzly to come to harm.
  3. AI must obey any orders given to him by other Grizzlies, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
  4. AI must protect his own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.



Zeroth Law


AI must not merely act in the interests of individual teammates, but of all Grizzly nation.

AI now represents the Memphis Grizzlies. He plays for OJ Mayo, Rudy Gay, Mike Conley, Darrell Arthur, Marc Gasol, Zach Randolph, and Coach Lionel Hollins. He plays for the VP, the GM, and the Owner. Their interest is now his interest. Furthermore, the interests of the fans in the city of Memphis and the rest of the Grizzly fans throughout the world in all of humanity are now coincident with his interests. To hold up the jersey of the Grizzlies and take the floor, AI must act in concord with all Grizzlies.



First Law


AI may not injure a Grizzly or, through inaction, allow a Grizzly to come to harm.

Up against the ropes, the Grizzly will take its most dangerous form. Perseverance through adversity has guided the strongest of wills through development into the most resilient of opponents. To be the Grizzly is to be hunted and attacked. When Memphis is weighed against the champions very few predict the success of the Grizzly. AI must be the Grizzlies protector at all costs. Even to his own detriment and peril, he must take all possible actions to preserve his own species.


Second Law


AI must obey any orders given to him by other Grizzlies, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.

Modern viewers will recognize the dilemma between mindlessly obeying orders and shirking them for what is internally considered to be the correct alternate plan for the greater good. Sure, if you make that pass to Rudy Gay for the open jumper you might be following the play as it was designed. However, if AI is really holding the interests of all Grizzlies at heart, then perhaps taking the inferior defender one-on-one for the final shot is the optimal solution. AI must obey, but foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of simple minds. The AI is complex and will act in accordance with what is deemed for the greater good. This is how legends are made.


Third Law


AI must protect his own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.

Hopefully by now AI knows the line between acting for his own self-preservation and the preservation of his teammates, coaching staff, organization, and nation of Grizzlies supporters. Of course Iverson will try to protect himself from needless aggravations and malicious countermeasures towards the success of his deeds. He must avoid conflicts with the flow of his execution and ignore the weaknesses of others in order to maintain his high standards of basketball excellence. Although it is easier written into a rule than objectively measured, somehow AI must monitor his goals against the goals of all Grizzlies and the orders directly given to him by the coaches and society in general. He must work out for himself these mental boundaries, dynamically on and off the court, for the sake of the Memphis Grizzlies.



Sep 8, 2009

AI to Grizzlies

Looks like he's headed to Memphis.

January 19, 2009 - AI jumps all over Memphis Grizzlies at the only national televised game of the season last 3 years for MLK Day. An interesting video of one of AI's best games last year. And one of Coach Iavaroni's last in charge of Grizz.



An old classic video of Iverson and Grizzlies:



Update:
Apparently Iverson has agreed to Grizzlies terms. Tillery report

Sep 4, 2009

Grizzlies Secret Midnight Workout

Non-news Grizzlies workout Guards WMC-TV5

But I heard it was a secret workout with visitations of select player agents' audition for a 2010 summer of insanity. Some familiar faces, only cloaked in secrecy. They don't want to rouse the suspicion of their barnyard fans. The contemporaneous duels held on the Grizz court might foster new champions. That's the word on the street. And we should now unfold their glory before the eyes.


Included among the 4-guards on hand were Combo Juan Dixon, formerly of the Toronto Raptors, who was the MVP of the 2002 NCAA Tournament with National Champion Maryland.
And Mike Taylor, a quick point guard who played with the Clippers last season.


Suspect Uno




Horace Cloverdale



Going up against Mike Taylor


Ed Monix




Rico Maierhofer








Apparently he's real good at dribbling in the backcourt and preparing for free throws. He also gives great high-fives. Sign him!



Demeko Dabivicious



They let him workout in the skates. True


Cat Sanderlin



Has to work on her cross-over, and plays lazy defense. But can get to the cup whenever she wills it


With so many big basketball egos in the room it was hard to get a clear view of who will make the cut for this year. Most of these high dollar names will probably wait for their contract on their respective team to free up for a busy 2010. I'm glad we got this sneak preview though.