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Tony Allen
Tony Allen
Position: G
Born: 01/11/82
Height: 6-4 / 1.93
Weight:213 lbs. / 96.6 kg.
Salary: $5,000,000
Instead, with injuries to point guard Mike Conley and leading scorer Marc Gasol, along with other dinged-up players, seventh-seeded Memphis is limping into the postseason. “If we do what they say, we’ve got what? A 2 percent chance of advancing?” said guard Tony Allen, who plans to play despite dealing with a sore left hamstring. “We’ve just got to go out there and play hard and play for each other. Hopefully, we can beat the odds.”
Gary Payton, Ray Allen, Shane Battier, Ron Artest, Bruce Bowen, Ruben Patterson — the self-proclaimed “Kobe Stopper” — and Raja Bell, to name a few. And certainly, Tony Allen, who Bryant anointed in this, his farewell season, “the best defender I ever faced.” “My approach was to try to force him one way,” Allen told CBS Sports. “When that didn’t work, give him another look. Reach a little bit. Reach at the hand that was dribbling the ball. Try to distract him. Pull his jersey if I had to — just kind of throw everything but the kitchen sink at him defensively and live with the result.”