O.J. Mayo's been making headlines for years: he was on magazine covers before he was in junior high. Still, because of incidents like this, his character and maturity have been called into question. The Memphis Grizzlies can't afford that; they're a promising team (Rudy Gay, Mike Conley Jr, among others) and they need Mayo to shine. He talks about why he will—and why Three Six Mafia is the best musical act out of Memphis—in this interview with ESPN The Magazine senior NBA writer Chris Broussard as part of the On the Verge series.
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