Tony Allen has let his freak flag fly free since becoming the Memphis Grizzlies' go-to perimeter stopper over the past two seasons, both on the court (remember when he decided to try to defend Kevin Durant with his hands behind his back?) and off of it (we remind you of last year's Grizzlies logo haircut, then point you toward his can't-miss Twitter account). The latest evidence of the Oklahoma State product's oddball flare? Allen's random insertion of a Statue-of-Liberty-style fake before a pass late in the second quarter of the Grizzlies' Monday night tilt against the Cleveland Cavaliers, during which he stalled the ball on his neck, pretended to throw it down-court, then bounced a simple feed to teammate Dante Cunningham.
It didn't, strictly speaking, do anything — there weren't any Grizzlies streaking down the floor for him to pass to anyway, so the fake fooled no Cav, and the fact that Memphis eventually got two points out of the possession had nothing to do with Allen playing make-believe. It was just a blithe, nonsensical bit of fun. Which is to say, it was a very Tony Allen play.Read More »from Tony Allen fakes football pass after kicking ball, fools no one, gains no real advantage (VIDEO)