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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 ($46,153,150*)
With 9:55 left in the first quarter, Allen found himself back on the Boston Celtics’ bench. Late in the fourth quarter, Allen was back on the court and back in Bryant’s face. With the Lakers leading by nine points with 2:39 left, Bryant rose for one of his trademark fadeaway jumpers. Allen got his hand in Bryant’s face — and on Bryant’s arm. Basket. Foul. Game over — in Allen’s case, literally. “I fouled out in eight minutes,” Allen said. “I was a deer in headlights.”
Gasol and Tony Allen both finished in the top five in voting, but it was ultimately Gasol who walked away with the award. In second place, however, was MVP winner James. He was very close to winning both MVP and DPOY in the same season, and on “Road Trippin’,” he jokingly claimed that Gasol stole the award from him. Gasol responded to these comments, saying that he’d love to discuss it with James over a glass of wine, according to Dave McMenamin of ESPN: “We can talk over it with some wine if he wants to. If it’s anybody’s trophy, I believe that trophy is for the Grizzlies. The team that deserved to have that trophy was the Grizzlies. For some reason they picked me. If anybody could claim that trophy, it’s Tony Allen. At the same time — not that I want to or care about — but I could say I’ve been stolen from All-NBA First Team. I believe I should be there, but I don’t care. We can have a good laugh about it if he wants to. If not, I’m sure he can go get it this year too if he wants to.”
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.