The Memphis Grizzlies are currently 18-9, but their success has absolutely nothing to do with the team's major offseason free agent signing, Chandler Parsons. After giving Parsons a four-year $94.8 million contract in July, the Grizzlies have only gotten a total of six games and 126 minutes from the former Dallas Mavericks star.
Instead of making an impact on the court, Parsons has been bringing attention to his off-court shenanigans. On Thursday night, Chandler was caught asking a model to "show me your t**s" on Instagram Live. To be fair, the 28-year-old Florida native is a single guy and is doing what most 28-year-old single guys would do.
The woman's name is Felicia Sanders, and she's an Instagram model who had 160,000 followers before she made her page private. Either she looked over Parsons comment, or she ignored it because there was no response to Chandler's demand from Sanders.
Even though Sanders made her Instagram private, her Twitter account is still public.
The sun don't shine without you pic.twitter.com/D4BO3ooHoM
— Felicia Sanders (@felicia_sanders) December 1, 2016
— Felicia Sanders (@felicia_sanders) November 30, 2016
Just kickin' it pic.twitter.com/qkTsjkGcEb
— Felicia Sanders (@felicia_sanders) November 28, 2016
pic.twitter.com/TtsBehP8ZXThis isn't the first notable thing to happen to Chandler Parsons on Instagram Live in the last few days. Earlier this week, Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid asked Parsons if he was a virgin while Chandler was hosting a live Q&A on the social media platform. Believe The Hype reports that Parsons responded to Embiid's question a few days later and informed the Sixers big man that "I lost my virginity."
— Felicia Sanders (@felicia_sanders) November 14, 2016
So...@ChandlerParsons, @JoelEmbiid and @BenSimmons25 are all chiming in on each other's Live IG feeds, and it's getting a little weird???? pic.twitter.com/R2XTD4ZvKkThe two players became friends back in 2015 when both were rehabbing injuries in Los Angeles, Believe The Hype adds.
— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) December 15, 2016
"That's my guy. That's one of my best friends. We always joke around," Embiid explained to CSN Philly when asked about his relationship with Parsons.
"He helped me. I think he was hurt at the same time. He told me, take my time, make sure you don't push anything."
According to RotoWire, Chandler Parsons returned to full basketball activities this week and could be ready to return to the court soon. There was originally a chance that Parsons could suit up for the Memphis Grizzlies' game on Friday night against the Sacramento Kings, but he has since been ruled out. His next chance to return will be Sunday against the Utah Jazz.
Through the team's first 27 games, Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale has to be in the running for NBA Coach of the Year. Not only has Parsons appeared in just six games, but the team's starting point guard has also missed 10 games this season due to fractures in his lower back that he suffered from a nasty fall on the court back in November.
Rotowire is also reporting that Conley could return on Friday against the Kings after participating in shootaround on Friday morning. The site states that the Grizzlies will likely let Conley warm up prior to the game and then assess if he will make his return. Mike was originally expected to miss another month with the injury.
In addition to Chandler Parsons and Conley, Fizdale has also been without the services of James Ennis, Deyonta Davis, and Vince Carter for extended periods this season. To have his team sitting in the No. 5 seed in the difficult Western Conference and nine games over.500 highlights the excellent coaching job that David Fizdale has done to this point of the season.
[Featured Image by Chandler Parsons/Instagram]