Grizzlies star Desmond Bane drops 3-word take on recent Mikal Bridges, Knicks trade

Mikal Bridges revealed he was with Grizzlies star Desmond Bane when he found out he had been traded to Knicks.
Jan 28, 2024; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Memphis Grizzlies guard Desmond Bane (22) before the game against the Indiana Pacers at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 28, 2024; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Memphis Grizzlies guard Desmond Bane (22) before the game against the Indiana Pacers at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports / Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
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The Memphis Grizzlies have remained dormant thus far during the 2024 NBA Offseason, but star guard Desmond Bane has still seemingly managed to join in on the excitement that has come as a result of the summer's splashiest blockbuster.

Last month, the Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks took part in a cross-borough trade that sent Mikal Bridges to MSG in exchange for a package headlined by five future first-round draft picks.

The move shocked many across the sports world, including the forward himself who has gone on record stating that the whole ordeal was "surreal," and, during his July 9 introductory press conference with the franchise, Bridges revealed that he was surprised with the news while down in Dallas visiting Bane at his lake house.

Mikal Bridges was with Grizzlies' Desmond Bane when traded to Knicks

"I actually saw one of my close friends Desmond Bane. I was actually with him, we were chilling at his little lake house just chilling with his family and then the news broke... It was wild. He's just over there screaming from afar like 'Yo, did you see?' I'm like 'It's crazy.' It was cool."

Mikal Bridges

Soon after these comments were made, Bane headed to social media to sum up his personal emotions of finding out the news with Bridges, dropping a three-word descriptor of the recounted scenario.

Interestingly enough, Bridges was once a heavily rumored trade target for the Grizzlies, with Michael Scotto of HoopsHype going as far as to report that Memphis had offered as many as four first-round picks to the Phoenix Suns ahead of the 2023 trade deadline before he was shipped off to the Brooklyn Nets in the Kevin Durant blockbuster.

Though the 27-year-old ultimately was sent out to the Big Apple, and for five total first-round draft rights rather than four, it's a tad humorous to see that Grind City still managed to find a way to be a part of a Bridges blockbuster

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