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Tony Allen
Tony Allen
Position: -
Born: 01/11/82
Height: 6-4 / 1.93
Weight:213 lbs. / 96.6 kg.
Earnings: $40,698,419 ($45,857,035*)
Robert Covington: Coach [Brett] Brown and Coach [Lloyd] Pierce, they saw how good I could shoot and how things came for me on the offensive end, but they said you’ve gotta turn into Bruce Brown, Kawhi Leonard, Tony Allen, all these different people that can be things on both ends of the court. The main person that I watched was Scottie Pippen because that was my favorite player. Coach Pierce was so adamant about watching film and teaching me and it became a thing of habit. When we didn’t watch film I’d be like ‘yo what are we doing? What’s up? You good, coach?’ But those are the types of habits that we built, and he liked to see that I was on him as much as I was.
The text chain has survived trades, free-agent signings, reunions gone sour and reunions that never materialized. Consider that at the start of the 2014-15 season, the participants on the chain represented six NBA clubs: Washington (Pierce), Brooklyn (Garnett), Memphis (Allen), Boston (Rondo), Oklahoma City (Perkins) and the LA Clippers (Rivers). Through the years, the chain has endured hurt feelings and periods of silence between individuals who had beef with one another. But, as Pierce said recently, “There hasn’t been a grudge between any of us worth holding on to.” “The guys won’t allow it,” Perkins added.
The text chain can be as simple as checking in about family members and milestones for each other’s kids, or as detailed as potential business opportunities to be considered. The most active texters are the retired players — Garnett, Pierce, Perkins and Allen — who regularly trade insults, and often get together in person in Los Angeles, where each of them has a home except Perkins, though he is regularly in town for his television duties. Garnett talks the most trash; when Perkins retired, he teased his friend on the chain, “What you doing now? Cooking at home wearing an apron?”
Kobe said that Tony Allen was the toughest guy for him to figure out. For Allen, a three-time NBA first-team all-defense selection, the feeling was mutual. “I learned my lesson my rookie year (2004, in Boston), when I was talking to him,” Allen said. “He fouled me out in like seven or eight minutes. From that point on, I knew I couldn’t talk to him. He was kind of buttering me up. He’s asking me where am I from, how you doing young fella, where you from, I like your heart, young fella. Before you know it he’s head faked you three times and got the and one off the backboard, came off the pick and roll and dunked on you.”