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Grizz fan will overcome religious restrictions to see playoff game

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(WMC-TV) - A Memphis Grizzlies fan is showing how much he believes in our team by walking to FedExForum from East Memphis to see the game Saturday.

The game is already sold out, but Adam Groveman has tickets and a plan to get to the Grizz game, despite religious restrictions.

Groveman is an Orthodox Jew and Saturday is the Sabbath. Because of his religious beliefs, this Grizzlies fan will not be driving to the game, but instead, walking. And he is inviting others to join him on the 11 mile trek.

"There's a lot of laws and restrictions between Friday night and Saturday sundown that we can't ride in cars, use electricity," he explained. "My buddy, Ryan Baum, is going to walk with me again."

Groveman created a Facebook event page in order to invite others to join him. His route is already mapped out. It is the same one he walked two years ago when the Grizzlies took on the Spurs on a Saturday.

"It was pretty warm that day. But it was nice we got downtown, we found a shower to wash up before the game started," said Groveman.

So, while the team is showing its grit and grind on the court, Adam Groveman and at least one of his friends, will show their own grit and grind as they walk the 11 miles for game three at FedExForum.

"It'll be great. Atmosphere is great. Nothing like being at FedExForum for a big game," he said.

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