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Kobe Bryant vs. Tony Allen: "Best defender I ever faced"

Kobe Bryant paid Tony Allen the ultimate compliment after the Memphis Grizzlies took down the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night. Bryant gave the rival guard an autographed pair of white sneakers after the game as a show of respect. Allen tweeted out a picture of the signed shoes, which included a note from Bryant, which read: “To Tony, the best defender I ever faced!” ...
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February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Memphis just got a lot more interesting with Lance Stephenson

There’s that point when you’re going on Spring Break to Florida or Texas or somewhere warm where you finally, after that long drive, hit within a few blocks of the hotel you’re staying at. You can smell that ocean air. Every girl walking around is in a bikini and looks like a 10. And as you pull into your hotel room, you just look at one another and say, “I don’t know...
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February 18, 2016  |  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

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...
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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...
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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

Tony Allen walking through things becomes a meme

Tony Allen became a disliked personality in Oakland Sunday when he walked through a dance routine by a young Warriors pep squad during a timeout in Game 1 of the Memphis Grizzlies’ series against the Warriors. Golden State fans began booing Allen as a result, but he didn’t seem to mind. A day later, Allen’s...Read More
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May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tony Allen walks through children performing, gets booed

By Larry Brown 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 booing...
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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...
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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

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