Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tony Allen REALLY loves being on the Grizzlies.

Wow T.A., wow. But you know what? I appreciate his enthusiasm and excitement. Shout out to my team for kicking complete butt in the first round and wowing me with their play, but I have to be a bit of a debbie downer here and say that I miss the days of T.A. freaking out on the bench. Nate Robinson too. Nowadays everybody just sits on the bench and claps civilly. 

Speaking of being civil... Tony Allen isn't about that, and as Celtics fans will remember from his days in green, he never was. He is and always has been, a wild boy, and that's one of the things you love about him when he's playing well, and what drives you crazy about him when he's stinking it up. As you may remember, earlier in the year, he punched teammate OJ Mayo in the face. Well, he's stopped taking shots at members on his own team, and now directs them towards people on the Grizzlies first round opponent, the Spurs... Namely Manu Ginobili. It seems that TA doesn't buy Ginobili's alleged "arm injury," and he believes that Manu is milking it so that the Grizzlies will lay off him: "He ain't playing like his arms hurt. I think that's all for the birds right there. I don't think nothing is wrong with him." Oh, TA. I personally love comments like that. If I was a Spurs fan, it would piss me off, because I'm pretty sure Manu is too much of a competitor to fake an injury and TA is probably just saying it to get under Manu's skin... But if I was a Grizzlies fan? That's exactly what I want to hear from my guys. This is kind of random, but I wish TA could pass some of that mean-ness off to Jeff Green. I wish Jeff Green would take the poker face off sometimes, and be a little mean or animated. But hey. We all have our own styles I guess. 

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