Why I Love Tony Allen

(Photo Credit: Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff)

(Photo Credit: Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff)

Tony Allen came to the Grizzlies the last year I lived in Memphis, so I didn’t get a chance to fall in love with him. I loved Rudy Gay and Zach Randolph. It wasn’t until last season while living back in Maryland that I realized just how great Tony Allen is. I always catch onto things a little late – I didn’t get into Nirvana until a few months before Kurt died.

Here are just some of the reasons why Tony Allen is now my favorite NBA player:
– TA wears #9, my favorite number. i always notice players who wear #9.
– TA is a great basketball player, a great defensive player – named to NBA All Defensive Team the past three seasons.
– TA has bravado, an ego.
– TA is great on Twitter. he interacts with his fans and has even retweeted me a few times. follow him @aa000G9
– TA is all HEART, all passion. and this above all else is why i love Tony Allen.

To me passion is more important than talent, for sports players as well as music artists. Usually players (or artists) have one or the other, but Tony Allen has both! Thanks Tony for showing Memphis and the rest of the world what playing with heart looks like!

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About Deena 'On the Road with U2' Dietrich (543 Articles)
My name is Deena Dietrich. I live in Ellicott City, Maryland with my 2 dogs Elvis and Cilla. I am making my way as a Social Media Manager, Blogger and now Author. I have written my U2 memoir 'On the Road with U2: my musical journey' (available on amazon) about the 75 (now 90 and soon to be 100) U2 shows I have been to ZooTv to 360 and the places I’ve seen and the people I’ve met along the way. My motto is “It is better to regret something you have done, than something you haven’t.” So follow me on my journey as I pursue my passions in music and sports: U2, Broncos, Elvis, Grizzlies, LMP, Orioles, NKOTB. Please connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Google+ or you can email me at deenadietrich@gmail.com.

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