One of the best friendships I've made since taking the helm of Pounding the Rock is with a Memphis Grizzlies fan and writing, Kevin Lipe. He's no longer with SB Nation, because he took over Beyond the Arc for the Memphis Flyer, but there's no one more invested in -- and knowledgeable about -- the Grizzlies than Kevin.
Since so much of the basketball world sees SAS vs MEM as a forgone conclusion, I was concerned that he'd have no interest in joining me in my favorite blogging pastime: Fraternizing with the Enemy. But he was as game as ever, so I'm able to bring you our discussion.
As always, we're using ReplyAll to facilitate the conversation.
For anyone interested, ReplyAll is a fantastic and incredibly easy to use tool that enables conversations. Since I started doing the Fraternizing with the Enemy series of conversations back in 2010, it is the innovation that changed the process from the clunky mess it was, to the breeze it is today. Instead of cobbling together mounds of text from a dozen emails and wrestling with formatting, I can focus on the conversation and let a single line of HTML do the rest. Anyone who can benefit from such a tool should definitely check them out.