With all the drama currently swirling around his team, Grizzlies guard Tony Allen went on a Memphis radio station on Wednesday afternoon for an animated and interesting interview.
He talked about plenty of subjects with ESPN 92.9's Chris Vernon (which you can listen to here), including a few Thunder-related, with the bitter taste of playoff elimination still lingering.
The first OKC topic was Thunder rookie center Steven Adams (at the 8:05 mark). For Game 7 of the Grizzlies-Thunder series, All-Star Zach Randolph was controversially suspended for a swift punch to Adams' jaw that occured late in Game 6, which some have argued was just a 'closed-fist push'.
Allen, still seething over what he thought was a series-altering altercation and proceeding suspension, was asked how much he hated Adams -- a hard-nosed rookie who has already become known as an agitator -- on a scale of 1-10
"Oh, man. I’m almost over that, man," Allen told the station. "I’m like 50, I’m like 50 right now. Because that’s one of his tactics. You don’t have to just play. That’s a measly guy. You don’t have the shine to do that, you guys up throwing cheap shots, things of that nature."