Monday, April 25th, 2011 at 11:00 am  |  33 responses

Tony Allen: Manu Ginobili Faking Elbow Injury

Ginobili played with a brace on his right elbow in Games 2 and 3 of the series versus the Grizzlies, so that means he’s not really hurt. Or so thinks Tony Allen. From the Express-News: “Never one to shy away from controversy, Memphis guard Tony Allen on Sunday accused Manu Ginobili of faking his well-documented elbow injury. ‘It’s for the birds,’ Allen said. ‘Everybody is banged up. You don’t see me running to my PR guy telling him about an injury.’ Ginobili sprained his right elbow in the season finale at Phoenix and missed Game 1. Forced to wear an uncomfortable brace during Games 2 and 3 against the Grizzlies, he seemed bemused by Allen’s allegation. ‘That’s his opinion,’ Ginobili said. ‘I really don’t care. I would love to not play with that brace. In previous years, we’ve had some pretty good runs without an elbow brace.’ Allen gave Ginobili a hard foul in the third quarter of Saturday’s Game 3, landing on top of him following a drive to the basket by the Spurs guard. ‘There was a little incident there where I felt it,’ Ginobili said. ‘But I’ve been through it. It was frustrating for a couple minutes, but then I got better for the last quarter, so no big deal.’ The brace, Ginobili said, has affected his free-throw stroke. An 87-percent foul shooter during the regular season, he has made only 19 of 27 in the series.”

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  • riggs

    come on tony, yall are winning. stop it.

  • http://nba.com EJ

    Manu’s elbow>Tony Allen

  • Anthony

    i cud believe it. ginobli flops all the time… why not overblow an injury

  • JTaylor21

    Tony’s Defense>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Manu’s flopping

  • Crisjohn

    Of course the Argentinian scarecrow would fake the injury! I kneeew it…


    Now watch the Spurs run off 3 straight W’s. lol

  • Charles

    I love Tony’s game but he needs to shut the F up now.

  • Silent Storm

    Maybe he’s used to other people in his life faking things…

  • Eddie

    I actually love this. Tony making Manu feel like ish.

  • James C

    Silent Storm, Kobe doesn’t play on his team

  • bashmo

    With all due respect to his defense, Tony allen is a very poor offensive player. He often makes mistakes driving, turns the ball over, doesnt pass well, and is a poor jumpshooter. Though he’s been working for the Grizz so no point in changing his minutes or role. Just putting it out there…

  • http://www.fiba.com Darksaber

    So that’s why you kept falling for his shot fakes and landing on his head/shoulder last game, huh?
    ‘i’ma foul out and prove this gaucho is faking his injury’ must have been TA’s thought process.

  • rich

    i dont think he has a thought process

  • JD

    Tony if hes faking this injury of his why are your team and especially you are always commiting hard fouls on him in an obvious attempt to make it worse?

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  • Anthony

    why not talk trash…. people who dont approve of this are softer bosh spice!!!

  • http://slamonline.com Yknot

    Spoken like a true Celtic!

  • the Dude

    Manu is competitive to a fault … ain’t no way he’s faking the injury … unless someone wagered Spurs couldn’t drop the first two games and still win the series.

    Which is exactly what is going to happen btw.

  • Riggs

    @JD: i think you answered your own question.

  • Papa Smurf

    Tony Allen isn’t running to his PR man because he doesn’t have a PR man. Nobody gives a f_ck about Tony Allen. You ain’t in Manu’s league, punk.

  • Yesse

    Give me a break. I know Manu has had his flops, but you don’t stay out of games if you are injured.

  • D12FSU

    He just wants attention..first he questions why dwight is the DPOY and now this…stop talking

  • mj23

    i love its not about the injury its about trash talk it will make the series even beter :D

  • silver spur

    Yea he also faked the injury to get out of playing in game one so he could see the game from the bench. Please Tony Allen, you are just trying to excuse your self cause you fall for all of his head fakes, he blows by you, and is carrying the Spurs on his back with one arm while you sit on the bench fouled out. Allen is sorry, Grizz fans are sorry too for cheering after Manu went down and held his arm in pain.

  • http://klatschendom.wordpress.com/ Speedy

    Oh man this is so ridiculous.
    It hurts to know that he is so classless.
    Go Spurs.

  • S-Mills

    nobody really fakes injurys at 34-35. It’d make sence if he was injured. Trash talk iz aproved tho. KKK for life. Stupid porch monkeys.

  • gol d roger

    he is gonna regret saying this.

  • Mike Mihalow

    Tony Who?

  • mj23

    nobody fakes injuries at 34 35? how about kobe paul pierce


    manu is a straight up flopper i hate him so much and the spurs go grizzlies

  • tMartin

    As Sean Elliot commented before game 4, and i’ll paraphrase, in case people are wondering…Tony allen is not faking his mental injuries. Gotta LOVE Sean and Gotta Love the SPURS!

  • http://www.sonicbids.com doyouwantmore

    Manu’s Offense>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Tony’s Defense

  • http://www.Matt.com Matt

    Who is Toni Alen??