We are all head over heels in love with the Grizzlies right now, so let’s have some fun times with one of their leaders. We’re talking about Zach Randolph and we’re including a couple of fun anecdotes that have recently popped up on the internet about the Grizzlies’ big man.
One, he may have given himself a new nickname. From the Memphis Commercial-Appeal:
“I’ll just be the garbage man,” Randolph said. “I’m going to pick your trash up. I’ll do what I’ve got to do.”
Zach “Garbage” Randolph because he’ll “pick your trash up?” Works for me.
Here’s the second thing, from Jonathan Abrams’ excellent Randolph profile at Grantland:
Two years later, a Portland exotic dancer sued Randolph for sexual assault. (Police never filed criminal charges.) Randolph’s lack of self-awareness during this stretch remained staggering. When Portland players were allowed to choose their own pregame warm-up songs, Randolph selected T-Pain’s “I’m ‘n Luv (Wit a Stripper).”
So we’ve got a new nickname and an embarrassing story about his past — this is like going to Zach Randolph’s house for Thanksgiving and having his mom tell you a bunch of awkward stuff from when he was a kid. If only we could get our hands on some baby pictures of him wearing nothing but a diaper and galoshes. Then the trip would really be complete.