Bryant Reeves Commercial with Dr. James Naismith Cartoon

Dr. James Naismith is a Canadian hero. He invented this game we love and the man deserves more recognition than what he gets. One of our own invented this game, and the fact that we’re relegated to one team in the world’s biggest basketball league is…well, I’d rank it as a worst injustice against ourContinue reading “Bryant Reeves Commercial with Dr. James Naismith Cartoon”

What the NBA in Vancouver Would Mean to Me: Matthew Yeoman

This is the first in a series where you–the NBA fan in Vancouver, or abroad who loves VanCity–can vent your feelings on what having a team back in Vancouver would mean to you. Me? VanCity B-Ball Boy? My real name is Matthew Yeoman. I’ve been watching basketball since I saw MJ23 do this: Basketball hasContinue reading “What the NBA in Vancouver Would Mean to Me: Matthew Yeoman”

Bryant Reeves Commercial: "I'm Big, and I'm Country"

I grew up a country boy, so I couldn’t help but have some affinity for Bryant Reeves. I get him. I understood him then as a player, and I understand him now as a middle-aged man working his farm because he likes it. Here’s a pic of him on his farm with my pal KatContinue reading “Bryant Reeves Commercial: "I'm Big, and I'm Country"”

Imagine if the Vancouver Grizzlies Drafted… #ImagineIfVancouver Grizzlies

In celebration of the Memphis Grizzlies donning the Vancouver Grizzlies throwbacks in honour of the 25th anniversary of a franchise they stole from the citizens of Vancouver, I’ve decided to have some fun with “Imagine If” scenarios. Some of these will be players that the Grizzlies could’ve drafted but chose to draft someone else thatContinue reading “Imagine if the Vancouver Grizzlies Drafted… #ImagineIfVancouver Grizzlies”

Full Game Video: Vancouver Grizzlies vs. Chicago Bulls 1997

Have an hour and 24 minutes? Here’s a full game gem from 1997 when MJ23 was everything in the NBA, and no one thought that the Grizzlies were going anywhere. Also, imagine being in Vancouver watching this game with Jordan and Pippen right there in front of you. Some interesting stats from the game include:Continue reading “Full Game Video: Vancouver Grizzlies vs. Chicago Bulls 1997”

NBA to Vancouver Heard Across the Nation and Down in the USA

We did it, fans. Our first serious push to bring an NBA team to Vancouver was a hit. If you were part of this, you were heard. Congratulations, you deserved this. A list of our accomplishments include: Several radio interviews of Kat (and organized by yours truly), on CFOX, CKNW, CityNews1130, and more. TV spotsContinue reading “NBA to Vancouver Heard Across the Nation and Down in the USA”

We The West Movie of Obsessed Grizzlies Fans Released!

First, enjoy: This film, by Finding Big Country’s Kat Jayme, looks at the stories of four Vancouver Grizzlies fans who share a story of hundreds, maybe thousands, of still-rabid basketball fans in Vancouver who want their team back. Who we meet in the film are: Tony: Played ball with his big bro and lost somethingContinue reading “We The West Movie of Obsessed Grizzlies Fans Released!”

Kawhi Leonard Expected to Play Preseason Game in Vancouver!

The Board Man himself is expected to play his first game in Canada since winning the NBA Championship with the Toronto Raptors on October 17 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver. His LA Clippers will be playing against Donk and The Unicorn of the Mavericks in a preseason game that this happy writer will be attending,Continue reading “Kawhi Leonard Expected to Play Preseason Game in Vancouver!”

Danny Green Supports Vancouver Getting a Team Again

NBA Champion Danny Green was in Vancouver not too long ago giving Raptors fans a chance to meet a member of the NBA Championship winning Toronto Raptors. Fans lined up for hours to see the star, with many either wearing Vancouver Grizzlies gear or Toronto Raptors gear. Danny was asked about all the Grizzlies jerseysContinue reading “Danny Green Supports Vancouver Getting a Team Again”

NBA Art Gallery: Free Event in Vancouver Oct. 17-20

The NBA is bring an art gallery of iconic images taken by Andrew D. Bernstein, a NBA photographer who has taken photos that you know. You can find it at NBAGallery.ca. Tickets are free. Those of us at NBAtoVancouver.com are encouraging all who attend to WEAR GRIZZLIES GEAR. The NBA is here and we needContinue reading “NBA Art Gallery: Free Event in Vancouver Oct. 17-20”