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January 5th, 2011

Grizzlies’ Allen and Mayo fight on plane over card game

Posted by slammo in News

Word on the internet streets is trick or treat Tony Allen smacked O.J Mayo upside the head a few times. Mayo better get his act together. He was supposed to be one of the cornerstone players in Memphis. This season, he’s been benched and there’s legitimate trade rumors about him. via yahoo!

Mayo owed Allen money from a card game, “Boo-Ray” and sources said Mayo became increasingly belligerent and antagonistic toward Allen when asked to settle the debt. Sources said Allen walked away from Mayo to go the restroom and returned to find Mayo continuing to berate him. Eventually, Mayo inched close to Allen, and sources said Allen hit Mayo.

“Tony warned [Mayo] to watch his mouth, and [Mayo] wouldn’t do it and just kept going off on him,” a source with knowledge of the incident told Yahoo! Sports…

Allen told one associate that the money owed to him was “short money,” and another source said Mayo owed him “a few grand.”

“Boo-Ray” is the same card game Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton were playing on the Washington Wizards’ charter flight last season that ultimately led to the confrontation in which Arenas brought guns into the team’s locker room. After the incident, several teams moved to curtail gambling on team flights.

The Grizzlies coach, Lionel Hollins, banned all gambling and benched Mayo. This incident proves yet again every single NBA fight is either because of cards or women.

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