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Kobe: Tony Allen was closest to being a ‘Kobe-stopper’

Tony Allen has long been considered one of the best one-on-one defenders in the NBA, and one of the game’s best all-time players recently paid him a huge compliment. In an interview with TNT’s Ernie Johnson, Kobe Bryant was asked who came the closest to being “the Kobe-stopper” during the five-time champion’s career, which will end after this season. Kobe says Tony...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Clippers employee disciplined over snarky tweet about West rival

It’s not entirely clear who started the trend of trash talk between professional sports moving from the field of play to the internet. But it’s clearly keeping rivalries heated—and heads are rolling as a result.Such is the case for the Los Angeles Clippers’ employee who reportedly was disciplined after targeting the Memphis Grizzlies in a tweet this week. And the discipline...
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November 06, 2015  |  Discuss

The NBA’s 30 Men Of Intrigue: Tony Allen

Tony Allen (The Grindfather) 2014-15 Memphis Grizzles: 55-27, lost to Golden State in Western Confernce Semifinals (2-4) Let’s begin this commentary with a popular meme/riddle, minus its obscenities. “Billy started his day with 12 ‘cares’. He ended his day with one dozen ‘cares’. How many ‘cares’ did Billy give that day?” The answer is zero cares, of course. And...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Tony Allen Is ‘Definitely’ Playing Tonight for the Memphis Grizzlies

After watching his team get blown out on the road in Game 5, Memphis Grizzlies guard is determined to play against the Golden State Warriors at home in Game 6. UPDATE: Tony Allen says he's "definitely" playing tonight against Warriors. — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) May 15, 2015 Allen missed Game 5 with a sore hamstring. After coming out hot offensively to start the game two...
Via Sportsnaut
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Tony Allen might be the difference for Memphis

By John Cannon Well, it seems that plans are underway again for the coronation of the Golden State Warriors, an event that seemed inevitable two weeks ago, then looked impossible a week ago. Two consecutive wins and the return of the 3-pointer have calmed the faithful, to the point where again, it seems inconceivable that they could lose this series. However, what if Tony Allen...
Via Crossover Chronicles
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Tony Allen Trash Talks Warriors, Reminds Them Of His Accomplishments (Video)

Thank you, TNT, for putting a microphone on Tony Allen. The Memphis Grizzlies forward is one of the most, um, peculiar players in the NBA. He’s known first and foremost for his lockdown defense, but there’s something about Allen that seems a little … off. So it was quite a treat for hoops fans to see Allen mic’d up Tuesday night as his team took on the Golden State Warriors...
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tony Allen walks through children performing, gets booed

Oh, look, it’s Tony Allen, that disrespectful scoundrel. During Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals series Sunday between the Memphis Grizzlies and Golden State Warriors, Allen walked right through a performance by the Warriors’ Junior Jam Squad during a timeout rather than walking around them so as not to interrupt. Dubs fans responded by...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies Guard Tony Allen Out at Least Another Week

Memphis Grizzlies wing Tony Allen will remain sidelined with a hamstring injury for at least another week, according to head coach Dave Joerger. Allen has been out since suffering the injury against the Warriors on March 27th. Joerger: Tony Allen is out at least another week. No chance for return, then it will be revisited. @FOX13Memphis — Peter Fleischer (@Peter_Fleischer) April...
Via Sportsnaut
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Grizzlies Suspend Tony Allen One Game For ‘Violating Team Policy’

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen was suspended for Tuesday night’s game against the Utah Jazz for violating team policy. Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger announced the one-game suspension in his media availability before the game. Joerger did not elaborate on the policy Allen violated. He said it was an isolated incident, and he expects...
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Tony Allen ejected for kicking Chris Paul in face (Video)

Memphis Grizzlies shooting guard Tony Allen was ejected in the first quarter of Monday night's game against the Los Angeles Clippers for kicking Chris Paul in the face.It happened as Paul was dribbling down the lane and Allen came over to help defend. Allen jumped in the air to block a shot while Paul kept dribbling. At that point Allen threw his left leg up and kicked Paul in...
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November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

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