LA writer 'Memphis-bashing' again - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

LA writer 'Memphis-bashing' again

(WMC-TV) - The Memphis Grizzlies will try to even the series against the Clippers Saturday afternoon downtown at FedEx Forum. They took care of business by beating the L.A. Clippers 94-82 Thursday.

But with the win, there is hate aimed at the city of Memphis from a familiar foe.

The beginning line of his Los Angeles Times article reads, "I've put my life on the line to be here in this rathole with our clippers."

The former Memphian and Commercial Appeal reporter T.J. Simers is once again taking shots at the Bluff City. In his article, he also insinuated tourists should not vacation in Memphis without a body guard.

Simers now works for the Los Angeles.

This is the second year the reporter ripped the city of Memphis during a Clippers series. As he said in an interview last year, it is all part of his 'tongue and cheek' style.

Simers did not respond to requests for an interview on his recent remarks.

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