The Memphis Grizzlies are known around the league for their “grit and grind” type of play. Basically, the whole team buys in on this “blue collar” mantra and plays physical—sometimes dirty—defense to wear down their foes. These efforts are spearheaded by defensive ace Tony Allen, or as some like to call him, “The Grindfather.”
Surprisingly, Allen did not play a factor in his team’s huge comeback victory over the Sacramento Kings on Thursday night—registering no points (bricking layups for days), four rebounds, two assists and two steals. But all Tony cares about is that “W,” so he gave his postgame presser like a baller, fashioning a svelte blue robe.
Even the Grindfather has to kick it sometimes, folks.