Friday, April 24th, 2009 at 10:00 am  |  54 responses

Is Tony Allen’s Life in Danger?

by Marcel Mutoni

With the Chicago Bulls and Boston Celtics scratching and clawing for their Playoff survival, the Celtics’ Tony Allen has something a little more pressing on his mind these days: his own survival, in a literal sense.

According to several media reports, Allen’s homecoming for games 3 and 4 of the opening round series has been anything but sweet. Due to death threats, he must play the games with extra protection from NBA security.

The Boston Globe reports:

Celtics guard Tony Allen, back in his hometown for Game 3 against the Bulls last night, has received death threats, according to several NBA sources, and security was added to protect the visitors’ bench in the Celtics’ 107-86 win.

Sources said Allen has been receiving the threats in Chicago for some time. The former Crane High star also received threats prior to a March 17 game at Chicago, sources said, but he didn’t make the trip because of a thumb injury.

“Is that what you’re going to write about? Is that what you’re going to write about?” said Allen, before walking away after being asked about the threats…Yesterday was the first time this season Allen made a trip with the Celtics to Chicago. A source said the extra security was a preventative measure.

Wild stuff.

The Globe story concludes with a reference to an August 2005 fight outside a Chi-town restaurant. Two years later, Allen was found not guilty of aggravated battery by a Chicago court for his role in the scuffle.

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  • Franchise

    The NBA Playoffs: Where aint no love in the heart of your hometown city happens

  • zabba

    I bet it’s a prank.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    Whoa. This is not to be taken lightly. NFL dudes got got in Denver if I can recall.

  • pretzelsandcheese

    He’s bein extored by the gangs there, just like all the other celebrities from there

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    tony allen might be mad that it was reported but i think they actually did him a favor. the dudes gunning for him might be less inclined to do anything now that everybody is aware of the threats.

  • http://www.hollywoodandcasino.com HollywoodAndCasino

    yup, that’s what the gossips says.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    damn chitown is tough. eddy curry had all kinds of really crazy and sad stories in the chi too.

  • http://theghostofroyhobbs.blogspot.com Mo Charlo

    Brad Miller’s behind it. Seriously though, he’ll probably be fine, but hearing, “I’m going to kill you” is disconcerting one way or another.

  • http://niczak.mp Nicholas Kreidberg

    That is most unfortunate, as if the playoffs aren’t stressful enough (namely w/o KG).

  • trealo

    this is not a fake story im from the chi and went 2 school with TA(that’s tony nickname here in cas you didn’t know) and i know TA fo reel this “death threats” are as real as a heart attack i dont ta will b any where near the chi come this off season GDN

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne


  • Cizzo

    Chicago is grimmy I hope this aint over the level of productivity he displays because if that’s the case he should be super safe!

  • http://sfdjilf.com Jukai

    What’s the story behind this?

  • http://www.broy7.com nate the great

    yeah, i too want to hear more behind this.

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    From this article, Allen to me sounds scared, and if I was him, I would stay out of Chicago, because some folks got nothing to live for and would take his life for nothing.

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    he does get paid by the boston celtics to play basketball so i don’t know how he can stay out of the city…

  • Squirrel7

    After the first 2 paragraphs, I thought this was going to be another story about the Bulls mascot up to his usual mischief……….

  • Tavoris

    Z I’m pretty sure that the Celts are aware and will do anything they can to protect their assets…cuz if something happens to him on their time, then they’d basically be supporting the entire Allen family for the rest of their lives.

  • ClydeSays

    The Bulls were the ones that died last night.

  • http://www.twitter.com/TheDiesel Anton

    Sh!t, boy better watch himself. I mean his head is so wide even Zac Randolph couldn’t miss it.

  • playboy

    umm are yo u kidding me. So what your saying is someone is gonna go try to kill him IN the arena? get the fuk outta here obviously they would get caught. Unless its a stalker (prolly isn’t) this isn’t anything to worry about. What does tony allen do in his spare time, walk around by himself. what a loser. what a f***ing loser just admit this is the only thing that people are gonna recall when they remember your name.

  • rav

    he is aware that if they are desperate to kill him they could follow him – i mean its not exactly difficult to find out where he will be at certain times of the season is it

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ Moose

    Good luck, Tony.

  • Luke

    ”Thumb injury” earlier in the season..rightttt……

  • Jeronimo

    When is his album coming out?

  • http://neworleansbasketball.blogspot.com Caleb

    “what a loser. what a f***ing loser”
    Why are you calling this guy a loser because he’s getting death threats? Makes no sense.

  • Coach Master


  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne


  • http://lastknickstanding.blogspot.com Bryan

    What a bunch of f*cking assh*les in here for real. There are more important things than basketball at this point I don’t care how much the c’s are paying him. You’re all a bunch of d*uches seriously.

  • Young Chris MP3

    All I know is, a few months ago I walked into the bar with a broad that looked better than the one he was with the night before Celtics/Mavs game (Gerald Green was also at the bar with him but left early), dude ice grilled me for about 10 minutes non-stop. I thought he wanted to scrap that night, and I’m 6’2″ 185lbs. I couldn’t help but clown dude…

  • Young Chris MP3

    Point in that story? Tony Allen thinks he’s a tough guy.

  • Tavoris

    How much adversity can one team take in a postseaston? damn…

  • rav

    playboy – remember what happened to monica seles? someone attacking him in the arena isnt far fetched at all

  • http://sfdjilf.com Jukai

    I’d throw the ‘karma’ term again, but I got whined at so much last time, I may well save that.

  • Coach Master


  • Harlem_World

    Y’all remember what happened to Pierce, right? Don’t think it can’t happen. Wake the eff up.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    Stay classy, Coach Master.

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    *passes out photos of Dan Aykroyd and Damon Wayans*

  • http://slamonline.com Russ Bengtson

    I mean Daniel Stern, not Damon Wayans. Whoops. That’s what I get for referencing ‘Celtic Pride.’

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBQEmmgDl9I Boing Dynasty

    @Russ, Tony Allen is no Lewis Scott.

  • BostonBaller

    Z Posted: Apr.24 at 10:53 am: regardless of how much a player gets paid to “play” I’m sure no team is going to press him to play where he could get harmed or worse. playboy Posted: Apr.24 at 12:35 pm: Why is he a loser? rav Posted: Apr.24 at 12:53 pm: most low class thugs don’t travel, thatt would be the mob. Young Chris MP3 Posted: Apr.24 at 2:14 pm: Why is there always someone w/ a my girl is hotter and the pro athlete wanted her story? I bet you didn’t let her out of your sight all night. lol. How does this story translate into TA thinking he is a tough guy?

  • BostonBaller

    Sometimes this site is where AMAZINGly stupid HAPPENS. lol

  • kent kanada


    where gangsta sh*t happens

  • Chris Ujma

    death threats? hell, what are they playing with, this mans knows Jesus! (sort of)

  • Kevin

    They getting it in up there in Chi-town, he probably got a price on his head out there cause of something he done, you cant tell what people out in the street are gonna do

  • Flash

    what the hell did he do so bad that these folks are tryin to kill him?

  • DS44

    The fight at the White Palace grill where someone got shot……………..there is your clue.

  • nastierthanyou

    @Boing Dynasty Sam Cassel bringing sexy back. Absolutely hysterical. E.T. Wow classic. So does Tony Allen get any gangsta’s or no?

  • Enigmatic

    Welcome home, Tony. CHI-TOWN!

  • BigBen

    f*cking gangsta’s

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    gang signs…?

  • Kevin

    Rumor has it is that he got a $100,000 price on his head, they say that he be wildin out in the city. Buying the bar at the club, fighting and just getting it in

  • http://www.basketballjerseyworld.com nba-jersey-king

    Chi-town doesnt seem like a safe place – Pierce, Walker, Curry, now Allen…

  • chazz michael michaels

    allen’s life is in danger if he don’t get passed the first round cuz doc rivers gon be pissed!!! ahahahahhahahahaha