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Let’s see: A 7-footer going up for a dunk at the rim? An ordinary player might give up on that play. But Tony Allen doesn’t give up on plays. That’s how he became the Grindfather, it’s why he screams “First Team All Defense.” It’s also how he got this block on Golden State’s JaVale McGee at FedExForum in February.

Let’s see: A 7-footer going up for a dunk at the rim? An ordinary player might give up on that play. But Tony Allen doesn’t give up on plays. That’s how he became the Grindfather, it’s why he screams “First Team All Defense.” It’s also how he got this block on Golden State’s JaVale McGee at FedExForum in February.

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With Tony Allen’s departure now official, Memphis will miss the force of nature who ‘hung his hat on the defensive end.’