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Ed Davis won’t play Summer League for Grizzlies because he was asked to ‘by a coach who doesn’t have a job’

Jul 11, 2013, 9:43 AM EST

Lionel Hollins, Ed Davis AP

Go ahead and file this under comedy more than anything else, and be thankful that we have a medium like Twitter where athletes can jump in and publicly provide immediate feedback to any discussion involving them personally.

Ed Davis came to Memphis last season in the trade that sent Rudy Gay to Toronto, but had a hard time getting off the bench under then-head coach Lionel Hollins, especially in the postseason.

Since Hollins — whose contract wasn’t renewed due to differences with the team’s new management — wasn’t exactly all-in on Davis, it’s not surprising that Davis wouldn’t be all that interested in heeding his former coach’s advice.

It all started when Ronald Tillery, the Grizzlies beat writer for the Memphis Commercial-Appeal, hinted that Davis might be better off going to Summer League to further develop his game, even though it wasn’t required.

Then, Davis responded — hilariously. Here was the exchange, via Memphisport.com.

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Davis appears to have deleted his portion of the conversation from his feed, but you can see a retweet of the funniest one on Tillery’s feed here.

  1. fm31970 - Jul 11, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    No pressure to win Memphis this season with THEIR coach. None at all…

  2. readysethike - Jul 11, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    bad example to mention Mayo, when Mayo is no longer on the team and been pretty much an underachiever.

  3. dezglobal - Jul 11, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    Who cares?

  4. 00maltliquor - Jul 11, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    HAAAA hahahaha! That was a good comeback.

  5. louhudson23 - Jul 11, 2013 at 12:57 PM

    You’re not the boss of me…..na na na na na nana….

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