Bill Simmons’ Memphis Grizzlies Breakdown Involved Martin Luther King’s Assassination

“I didn't know that much about Memphis, but I didn't realize the effect that [the MLK] shooting had on that city. … The shooting kind of set the tone for how the city thinks about stuff. Like even — we were at Game 3 right — great crowd. They fall behind and the whole crowd got tense. It was like, 'Oh no, something bad is going to happen.' And I think it starts from that shooting and it's just that mindset they have.”

It’s certainly a unique take. Is unique the right word?

[H/T: Business Insider]