Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 at 12:30 pm  |  16 responses

Tony Allen: ‘I Feel Like I’m Going to Be a Celtic for Life’

Things have been going so well for T.A. in Beantown, that he feels he may never leave. From WEEI: “Allen will be an unrestricted free agent after this season. He has garnered attention during the playoffs with his gritty defense against some of the league’s best perimeter scorers, most recently containing Kobe Bryant in the NBA finals. While Allen attested that he is focused on winning a championship, not free agency — ‘I haven’t really thought about summer right now,’ he said. ‘All I’m worried about is the finals.’ — he hopes he has played his way to another contract in Boston. Allen has spent his entire career with the Celtics. He was selected by the team with the 25th pick in the 2004 NBA Draft and signed his current two-year deal (worth $2.5 million a year) following the 2008 championship season. Even though basketball is a business and the look of a team can change in an instant, Allen can’t imagine himself wearing anything but green next season. ‘None whatsoever, none whatsoever,’ he said. ‘I mean, things happen but I feel like I’m going to be a Celtic for life.”’

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  • fizzrocket

    I hope so. When he’s not injured, he’s one of the best bench guys in the league.

  • http://www.twitter.com/notebooknick NotebookNick

    If he ever added a consistent jumpshot, I’m sure there’d be suitors waiting.

  • http://www.kwapt.blogspot.com KobeWearsAPurpleThong

    God bless T.A. man. Alot of other guys would’ve quit a long time ago after what he’s been through. Numerous and major knee injury/surgeries, death threats, the angst of the Celtics’ fanbase, media dogging him. But he has stayed strong throughout the whole ordeal and came out shining on the other side. Such a tough kid and a survivor. You go Gucci.

  • Celts Fan

    Dear God I hope not.

  • Robb

    Translation: I think I’m gonna be an @∫∫høl€ for life

  • http://www.shawnkemp.com JACO

    If there ever was a celtic I liked or could tolerate it would be this man and ray allen

  • http://www.twitter.com/Th3_R3al_Chris Th3_R3al_Chris

    He’s still a walking turnover.

  • martey

    Famous last words

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    In other news, Tony Allen is traded to…

  • rich

    its funny cuz as is he is incompatable with rondo

  • http://www.twitter.com/retepadam Peter Nygaard

    Tony Allen: “I guess, I don’t know…. I guess I’ve always just kind of felt like it was…. destiny.”

    Boston Celtics: “We have no comment on the matter at this time.”

  • http://slamonline.com JL

    just dont’ get hurt when ur contract is expiring. see what happened to powe.

  • http://www.springbored.net letsmotor

    incompatible with Rondo? in some ways, it’s tough to have them both on the floor, mostly cause neither can spread the floor, but when they’re running the fast break, you’re talking about a great fast break point guard in Rondo and a great fast break trailer in TA.

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  • Jay One

    I hope you stay too TA. We need your defense

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