What you’re looking at is the practice floor for the Vancouver Grizzlies, the 1995 NBA expansion squad that spent six years in Canada before bailing for the bright lights of metropolitan … uh, Memphis. Thanks to an ad placed on Craigslist Vancouver, the floor can be yours, assuming you have over $10,000, a place to store a regulation-sized basketball court and any desire whatsoever to relive the twilight of Blue Edwards’ career. Oh, and assuming a PT Cruiser with the Toronto Raptors logo painted on the side is unavailable.
The ad, if you’re interested:
Me, a NSND sexy young sports blogger in a Washington Capitals jersey. You, a floor with a bear on it. I watched you on television once when I was younger … the team sucked but you were a great floor. If you want me to own you, please e-mail me. I don’t know how to play basketball. Pics attached.
Sorry, wrong ad.
Our company has moved into a new building which used to house the training court for the Vancouver Grizzlies and we are looking for anyone interested in taking the floor off of our hands!
Asking $13, 000. Pictures attached. Perfect for any fan of the Grizzlies when they were around or even an NBA collector!
Please reply to this ad! (via Vancouver Craigslist)
Here’s an idea … why don’t we start a Kickstarter to buy the floor, then cut it up into squares and hand it out to everyone who contributed? When I started as editor-in-chief of With Leather, my number one career goal was “own something Benoit Benjamin has walked on,” followed by “hack up a 1990s floor”.
[h/t to That NBA Lottery Pick]