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Tony Allen at heart of 'Grit & Grind'

Originally Published: May 24, 2013
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

Tony Allen just said it one night, and everyone knew exactly what he meant.

Everyone who has ever played with or against him. Everyone in the city of Memphis who now adores him.

Everyone, or anyone really, who understands that not everybody gets to be a big, bright star, but there can be just as much glory in fighting to hold on to every inch of the place in the world that is yours.

"All heart," Allen said after the 2011 game that transformed his career with ...

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