Monday , Mar , 08 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Heisley: OJ Mayo Is a Little Kobe Bryant

The Griz are above .500 this late in the season for the first time since 2006 — the last year Memphis appeared in the postseason. No one is happier than the franchise’s self-proclaimed biggest fan.

"I’m very pleased with where we are," Heisley said. "I love Zach Randolph. I loved him before he came with us. He’s done everything I’d hope he’d do for us. Marc Gasol is a quality guy and quality, intelligent basketball player. He’s part of the glue, with Zach, that holds us together.

"Rudy Gay is a stupendous talent that will get better. O.J. (Mayo) is a little Kobe Bryant. He’s not Kobe but he’s got the same personality, attitude and professionalism about him. He’s fantastic. This has been the most fun I’ve had since I’ve owned the Grizzlies."