The Memphis Grizzlies are a professional basketball team based in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. They compete in the Western Conference of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The team was founded in 1995 as an expansion team, and they have since become known for their tough, physical style of play and their dedicated fan base. The Grizzlies have made several playoff appearances, and in 2013, they advanced to the Western Conference Finals for the first time in franchise history. The team's colors are navy blue, baby blue, and gold, and their mascot is a grizzly bear named Grizz.