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JordansBulls
10-20-2008, 03:56 PM
Not sure if this was actually posted, but I just found this, and thought it was interesting.

Source: PatriotLedger (http://www.patriotledger.com/sports/x1477853617/Playing-time-may-increase-for-Celtics-Tony-Allen)




ďI truly believe that I am a better player than Pose. I donít want to toot my own horn and make it sound like that, but thatís how I feel. I mean, I let the coaches evaluate that. Thatís just how I feel.Ē

MiamiHeat
10-20-2008, 03:56 PM
no wonder Posey left Boston

JayW_1023
10-20-2008, 04:10 PM
Maybe on the playground...but as to fulfilling your role as a team he'll have to walk the walk and prove it.

Posey isn't a great offensive player and he won't make SportsCenter highlights, but he knew his role...he has proven he makes plays on defense on offense when it matters.

In the main scheme of things Posey is the more effective player until Allen proves otherwise.

KmB728
10-20-2008, 04:19 PM
Good for him

Vinny642
10-20-2008, 04:20 PM
lol he smoking some crack or maybe weed, cuz he cant touch posey

PhxGiant
10-20-2008, 04:20 PM
He better be ready to perform after that statement.

lakers4sho
10-20-2008, 04:48 PM
I want whatever that dude is smoking...

ARMIN12NBA
10-20-2008, 04:55 PM
First Paul Pierce and now Tony Allen. There are some arrogant punks in Boston. No offense...

BTW--Does anybody see the parallel between what PP said and Allen said? They both said they don't want to sound arrogant or anything and said it was just their opinion. LOL.

JIDsanity
10-20-2008, 05:02 PM
He just made my list along with Paul Perice for the most hated players in the league.

KmB728
10-20-2008, 05:06 PM
you really hate him over a statement like this?

what do you want him to say... James Posey is way better than me i suck?

of course hes gunna say he thinks hes better


however i will say that i disagree with him, james posey is much better than he is

LakersOrNothing
10-20-2008, 05:08 PM
tony allen for mvp!

ARMIN12NBA
10-20-2008, 05:10 PM
you really hate him over a statement like this?

what do you want him to say... James Posey is way better than me i suck?

of course hes gunna say he thinks hes better


however i will say that i disagree with him, james posey is much better than he is

He can say he has great respect for Posey and that he wants him to do well...The reporters are always trying to get something provocative out of the players and it is the players job to not take the bait...

AtlFANATIC
10-20-2008, 05:20 PM
puh-leeze..........

RapsGuy23
10-20-2008, 05:26 PM
Not now but he has the potential. He's only been in the league for 4 years...he still has time to grow.

The fine line between confidence and cockiness.

Halladay
10-20-2008, 05:32 PM
Tony Allen might be more talented then Posey(when healthy) but he will never be a smarter player then Posey. That's a pretty dumb thing to say especially since Allen has never proven anything and his knees could explode at any time.

SwaggaIke
10-20-2008, 06:31 PM
Tony Allen is definitely more talented than Posey, but Pos has IT.

GrkGawdofWalkz
10-20-2008, 06:52 PM
Allen may be more potent offensively. But Posey is a gamer and has been healthy for the majority of his career. Allen is a suitable replacement when Posey walked as a top of the key defender, but he's not as balanced a defender that Pose is. Either way Allen will help them as long as he's healthy.

rick66ankiel24
10-20-2008, 06:53 PM
or he could of just not said anything about posey in the first place.. but posey is a baller compared to allen

MTar786
10-20-2008, 08:27 PM
posey is to allen is like wade to smush.. haha

KH12
10-20-2008, 08:35 PM
He may not be better, but at least he's not dirty.

kswissdaf
10-20-2008, 08:37 PM
wat is that guy smoking he is a scrub

MTar786
10-20-2008, 08:47 PM
posey aint dirty either

JOSETHEALLSTAR
10-20-2008, 09:12 PM
nice that he has confidence

Durant is hype
10-20-2008, 09:45 PM
First Paul Pierce and now Tony Allen. There are some arrogant punks in Boston. No offense...

BTW--Does anybody see the parallel between what PP said and Allen said? They both said they don't want to sound arrogant or anything and said it was just their opinion. LOL.

Come on he's being confident whats wrong with that,now he has to prove it
by his play.

SAVAGE CLAW
10-20-2008, 10:00 PM
mmm then how does him explain that Posey played the minutes and he sat on the bench?

Yogi
10-20-2008, 10:03 PM
Whacko.

Hotone1401
10-20-2008, 10:09 PM
He can say he has great respect for Posey and that he wants him to do well...The reporters are always trying to get something provocative out of the players and it is the players job to not take the bait...

Exactly. It is not wrong to think that you are better but he really should have kept it to himself. Tony Allen has a lot of potential but nowhere near the amount of achievements that Posey has. He should have shown some respect and some humility. Plus, I don't really think he is that smart from what I have seen in interviews, otherwise he may have sensed that the reporters were baiting him.

SAVAGE CLAW
10-20-2008, 10:15 PM
^ True i would bet that Kobe thinks he is better than Jordan, but he does not go public on it.

And surely Bird thinks he is better than Magic and magic that he is better than Jordan But they just keep it to themselves.


Damm im sure MIke James thinks he is better than Paul.

CrowninMe
10-20-2008, 11:44 PM
Posey was great in the post season, but he's inconsistent and now he's overpaid. He's just not a starter, yet now he gets starter money. Good for him. What has Tony Allen done? Nothing really. He could be decent with consistent minutes though. Should see a lift this season.

LakeShowRaider
10-20-2008, 11:51 PM
No one cares if youre better.

BTownTeamsRKing
10-21-2008, 12:35 AM
^apparently a few ppl do care.

TA has been mr inconsistency + frustration. but he has the potential to be a very good off the bench. he has been worken with Pierce and if u have seen the preseason, u would know he put up 25 in a game and then 32.

he is not better than posey right now, but we'll see who has a bigger role on their respective teams

pete_one
10-21-2008, 01:11 AM
hes better than posey in spontaneous injuries

bostncelts34
10-21-2008, 11:27 AM
Maybe on the playground...but as to fulfilling your role as a team he'll have to walk the walk and prove it.

Posey isn't a great offensive player and he won't make SportsCenter highlights, but he knew his role...he has proven he makes plays on defense on offense when it matters.

In the main scheme of things Posey is the more effective player until Allen proves otherwise.


I agree.

but IMO, Tony has the potential to be much better than posey. And statements like this will HELP him. I say that because he has all the skills there, he just needs confidence back from before he injured his knee (twice). Saying things like that shows he has confidence again.

He is an explosive offensive player who can get to the rim very well, decent shooter. And defensively, hes right up there with posey IMO, obv. he cant guard the 3/4 like posey could. But gauarding the two, i think hes not far behind posey.

hyp21
10-21-2008, 12:31 PM
Allen should shut up. Take Ray's spot and then talk that b.s.

CELTICS4LYFE
10-21-2008, 01:31 PM
thats not that far from the truth....posey jus has the experience n know how to play in the nba....

CELTICS4LYFE
10-21-2008, 01:32 PM
Allen should shut up. Take Ray's spot and then talk that b.s.

y is posey better than ray ray??!! :confused:

_Sn1P3r_
10-21-2008, 05:02 PM
If he proves it then good job, but right now, I do not think so.