Tony Allen Couldn't Help Himself... Afterall, He Was On The Court
Story from Stillwater, Oklahoma, which finds the GrindFather running a basketball camp for kids.
Lathered in sweat, the Memphis Grizzlies' defensive savant was going hard, grit and grind as he calls it, blocking 10-year-olds and posting up 12-year-olds.
He's 31 and settled, at the perfect place in his career, recently signed to a four-year, $20 million extension with the Grizzlies.
It was a well-earned payday that comes on the heels of his second consecutive All-Defensive First Team nod, an award he gladly gloats about.
"Been a long time coming," Allen said. "I felt my first six years in the league, I played behind Paul Pierce. I wasn't really able to let the world see my attributes that I bring to the table. But I've just been working and now I'm in a great situation, as far as my team, as far as my contract, my life and all I could do now is eat, sleep and work on defense. So it's fun to me, any time I get an award like that."
" ...and all I could do now is eat, sleep and work on defense." Yup.
While I generally don't have much use for The Oklahomer this is a pretty good article.