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

Jan 7, 2014; Memphis, TN, USA; Memphis Grizzlies shooting guard Tony Allen (9) on the bench during the first quarter against the San Antonio Spurs at FedExForum. the San Antonio Spurs beat the Memphis Grizzlies 110 – 108 Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

1982 – Happy 32nd birthday to Memphis Grizzlies guard/forward Tony Allen (@aa000G9) who is in his 10th NBA season. He spent his first six seasons with the Boston Celtics, which included being a part of their 2008 championship team. Then, the Grizzlies signed Allen during the 2010 offseason. 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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