Meet Memphian #55, Hasheem Thabeet

Posted by Holly Whitfield | February 24th 2011 2947 0

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Meet Memphian number 55, Memphis Grizzlies center Hasheem Thabeet.

Name: Hasheem Thabeet

Hometown: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Occupation: Memphis Grizzlies center

What neighborhood do you live in: Southwind in Germantown

In 2011, I want to: be a better person. I want to be a better player also, but mostly be a better

My favorite part of game day is: hanging out with my family before the game

It’s Saturday night. You’ll most likely find me: if we don’t have game, I’m just with my family

I’m inspired by: my family, Coach Lionel (Hollins).

My favorite Memphis event is: Grizzlies games. It’s good to see the fans out there.

The coolest people I’ve met in Memphis are:
my teammates.

The best thing about playing for the Grizzlies is: the learning experience. Being an
international player, it’s a learning experience with the culture and game and you meet people
from all over the world.

I love Memphis because: of the hospitality.

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  1. Memphis88 says:

    Good thing you introduced him a couple hours before he’s no longer a Memphian.

  2. critter42 says:

    Uh, that would be OJ Mayo….

  3. Todd says:

    Yeah… that’s not OJ Mayo, Critter42. Also… he’s no longer a Memphian. Hope you do one on Shane Battier, now!

  4. critter42 says:

    …AND Thabeet…jeez, can they do anything right?

  5. critter42 says:

    I missed the Thabeet trade – the only one on the ESPN website when I looked was the Mayo trade – I know that’s thatbeet – I didn’t realize at the time I posted that deal was done…

  6. Todd says:

    Oh, my bad. I thought you meant that the picture was OJ. My apologies.

  7. […] So, yesterday’s Memphian of the day is no longer a Memphian. Memphis Grizzly Hasheem Thabeet was traded to Houston yesterday. In […]

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