On This Date in NBA History: January 11, Tony Allen was born

Jan 2, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Memphis Grizzlies shooting guard Tony Allen (left) and Boston Celtics small forward Paul Pierce (right) battle for a loose ball during the first half at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

1982 – Happy 31st birthday to Memphis Grizzlies SG/SF Tony Allen (@aa000G9) who is in his ninth NBA season. He spent his first six seasons with the Boston Celtics, which included being a part of the 2008 championship team. Then, the Grizzlies signed Allen during the offseason after the 2009-10 season. Since then, he has been rewarded for the tenacious defense that he has been playing for his entire career. In addition, Allen has one of the best steal percentages in the league over the last few years.

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