Grizzlies reporter slams Chandler Parsons following disparaging Memphis comments

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Former Memphis Grizzlies forward Chandler Parsons recently made headlines with his disparaging comments on The Tosh Show about his tenure out in Grind City.

Particularly when discussing his time living in and around the city, the 35-year-old was rather blunt about his feelings toward the 38103, going as far as to say "That place sucks" and that, despite being attached to the most lucrative contract of his entire professional career "it was the most miserable I ever was."

While it clearly seems the now retired forward still holds some sort of vendetta against his ex-employers and the city in which they reside, for most of the franchise and their faithful followers they've already moved on both mentally and physically from the injury-plagued experiment that was the signing of Parsons.

In fact, in a reactionary response to these rather slanderous comments, beat reporter and host of the Locked on Grizzlies podcast Damichael Cole clapped back at the ex-nine-year NBA veteran, highlighting his lack of relevancy in the lives of Memphians and, frankly, basketball fans as a whole.

Grizzlies reporter slams Chandler Parsons following slanderous remarks

"To be pretty honest here, no one really cares about what Chandler Parsons did in his NBA career. He's not a guy who's going to come up in too many barbershop conversations or anything like that. There was nothing special to his game. He knocked down some three-pointers, [was a] 6-10, 6-9 guy, nice but you ain't going to find too many videos of him crossing guys over, dunking on people, making big-time playoff shots. Chandler Parsons is just not a very memorable NBA player from that perspective... Most people are going to say they remember him for signing one of the worst contracts of the 21 century... That was a peak moment for him as a person and as a basketball player. That's the only thing that he can talk about now."

Damichael Cole

During the summer of 2016, the Grizzlies opted to sign Parsons to a lucrative four-year, $94 million contract as a way to try and add more offensive firepower to the club's grit and grind style of play, which was still being spearheaded by the likes of Marc Gasol, Mike Conley, Zach Randolph, and Tony Allen.

Despite having averaged 15.4 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 3.2 assists on 47.7 percent shooting from the floor and 38.5 percent shooting from deep over the previous four seasons, throughout his three-year stint with Memphis the forward would see just 95 total games of action and averaged a mere 7.2 points, 2.6 rebounds, and 1.8 assists before, ultimately, being traded to the Atlanta Hawks during the 2019 offseason, where his career would last just one more season.