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On Monday night, caught without candy to give away to local children as they trick or treated on Halloween, Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen instead handed out packages of beef and chicken Ramen Noodles to whoever dared show up at his door. We've no doubt that the kids were angry, especially when a millionaire athlete is well within means to load up their candy bags is instead giving away processed noodle packets that cost anywhere between a dime or a quarter a bag.
Allen, though, was not swayed. In his own inimitable manner, on Twitter, and via Yardbarker:
We're fans, and we proudly wear our Tony Allen t-shirt, courtesy the Chris Vernon Show. And Tony Allen, in BDL's opinion, should be able to get away with this.
When Food Network presenter Paula Deen was caught by cameras handing out bags of Ramen Noodles to underprivileged kids last month, the reaction was obvious and correct. Someone who knows (and, apparently, ignores) as much about nutrition as Deen does ...
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Grizzlies guard Tony Allen had to go cheap on Halloween because of the lockout and gave up Ramen noodles to trick or treaters.
With the NBA still under lockout mode, Tony Allen of the Memphis Grizzlies had to cut back on the Halloween candy and allegedly had to give out Top Ramen for All Hallows Eve.He informed the world of this through his Twitter page:(Courtesy of Funny Athlete Tweets)
Mayo’s career is at a crossroads. And the Grizzlies — facing high expectations after a playoff run to Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals last season — are right there in terms of evaluating Mayo’s future with the organization. The 6-3 shooting guard brought a household name and bucket loads of points in 2008, [...]
There is no doubt O.J. Mayo will be on the Grizzlies' roster when the NBA settles its labor dispute with the players. But for how long?
A seasoned University of Memphis professor walked up to Grizzlies owner Michael Heisley and waited patiently.
A) He's on a Ramen Noodle every night budget.
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So long as the lockout drags on, we’re going to see NBA exhibition and charity games put on by players. There is a one in San Jose this coming weekend featuring Warriors old and new, with more on the way. One will be in Memphis next Tuesday and is being put together by Rudy Gay,…
Michael Heisley, owner of the Grizzlies, spoke publicly on Wednesday about the NBA lockout.
Zach Randolph will have to wait a while to try and show the Clippers that it was a mistake to trade him for peanuts. Mark Jackson will also have to wait to show us whether or not he’s capable of coaching an NBA team. Had the Lakers gone on the road to visit the Warriors, it would’ve been his first game as a head coach–and you know what that means–he wouldn’t have been...
Rudy Gay is also having a charity exhibition game during the NBA lockout, featuring many of the usual suspects from these types of affairs. Reports Hoopsworld: “Since the lockout commenced on July 1, NBA players have been organizing star-studded charity games across the country. LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul have assembled teams and held games in Los Angeles, Miami...
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While the NBA might have its own problems right now, the NCAA isn’t in great shape either. Financial compensation, injury settlements and scholarship length are just a few of the issues plaguing student athletes.
On Tuesday, Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) hosted a roundtable discussion on Capitol Hill about the state of the NCAA. The discussion, which was...
In many ways, the Memphis Grizzlies are at the heart of this NBA lockout; much in the same way the city of Memphis lies in the heart of the continental 48 states.
Small market team? Yep.
Did the owner pay too much for them in 2001? No doubt.
Locally-financed arena? Of course.
Expensive helpers like Dick Versace, Hubie Brown, Chuck Daly, Jerry West, and Mike Fratello hired to help...