If there was ever a single word that could succinctly describe Mike Conley as a person, it would probably be class. Throughout his entire time in Memphis, he always exemplified class and character, both in his on-court performance (788 games without a technical is incredibly impressive) and in his work with the community. “I honestly think my ultimate goal of winning a championship, I don't know if it's going to happen in my next two years here,” Conley bluntly said. In his final days and months in Memphis, Conley acknowledged that he understood what many of us have known for years now: The Memphis Grizzlies were never going to seriously contend for an NBA championship, whether over the last few years or even at the peak of the Grit 'N' Grind era.
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