Tony Allen set to go one-on-one with Grizzlies owner

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Tony Allen signed a four-year deal this summer worth $20 million with the Memphis Grizzlies. So maybe his job is secure with the Memphis Grizzlies. It must be secure if he's willing to square off against team owner Robert Pera.

Allen was named to the NBA's All-Defensive first team last season and also averaged 8.9 points and 4.6 rebounds per game. The 31-year-old helped the Grizzlies reach the Western Conference Finals for the first time in team history. I try to remember TA more so for his role during the Celtics second round series against the Cleveland Cavs in 2010, compared to him tearing his ACL on an uncontested slam dunk attempt during a loss to the Pacers in 2007.I believe he's matured since then, and he's a key player for Memphis.
Grizzlies owner Robert Pera faced some criticism last year for being largely absent and invisible after purchasing the team and installing a new front office. But if fans wanted Pera to be a more visible presence with the team, they're getting their wish on Saturday. Pera is set to face Grizzlies guard Tony Allen in a game of one-on-one with $100,000 up for charity, and Zach Randolph as the referee.

TA's an All-Defensive player,so should we fear for Robert Pera? He's not the Celtics owner so I don't care about that.I can see Tony Allen taking it easy on the owner.This should be interesting.

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