Fizdale erupted after pointing out the disparity in free throws between the two teams. The Grizzlies shot 13 of 15 from the free-throw line while the Spurs finished 31 of 32. Kawhi Leonard took more trips to the charity stripe than Memphis' entire roster, shooting a perfect 19 of 19.
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The whole rant is fantastic — and likely to make Fizdale's wallet lighter — but two specific phrases took it to the next level: "They're not gonna rook us" and the closing "Take that for data."
Emotions are running high on the @memgrizz bench.. #NBAPlayoffspic.twitter.com/Mu4fc96GgC— NBA TV (@NBATV) April 18, 2017
Those words fused together into beautiful, bite-sized morsels. Maybe the Grizzlies won't win this series (or a game), but Fizdale's new catchphrases will live on.
👀 pic.twitter.com/K42V4u7K2h— Memphis Grizzlies (@memgrizz) April 18, 2017
At this point, you might be asking, "How do I work Fizdale's words into my daily lexicon?" Great question! And we're here to help.
"They're not gonna rook us."
— When the Waffle House waiter doesn't give you a full serving of hash browns. (Overnight shift does not apply. You will get slapped in that scenario.)
— When the people in front of you in the line to the bar don't have to pay a cover charge, but then the bouncer asks you for five dollars.
— When you're a first-grader at the park and the third-graders push you off the swing set.
— When the opposing chess team tries to intimidate you before the big tournament.
— When United Airlines tells you to enjoy a "safe and happy flight."
"Take that for data."
— When you file your taxes, even if the math is wrong.
— When you spell your name and fill in all of the bubbles correctly on a standardized test.
— When you are able to actually pay your rent and still have money left in your checking account.
— When you open Microsoft Excel by accident, then immediately close it.
— When you finally get to destroy that trash printer.