When I saw Tony Allen of the Memphis Grizzlies pull off a very NBA Street-esque fake pass (look below for video), all I could think about was that video game, which consumed most of my childhood years. Although Allen may have illegally faked the pass, resulting in Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Byron Scott to call a kick, it was the best acted-out play of the NBA season thus far.
The kick came after Allen stole the ball away from Cavaliers forward Alonzo Gee, but then there were questions about if Allen double dribbled on the play. Even the play wasn’t legal, Allen had a lot of Cavaliers confused. Even some Cleveland veterans were startled to where the pass had ended up.
Again, congratulations to Tony Allen on one of the craftiest plays of the year. I wonder how long he’s been practicing that one? Maybe after watching the 2006 Fiesta Bowl after Boise State pulled off one of the greatest upsets on one of the greatest plays in NCAA football history. Maybe it was that 2-point “Statue of Liberty” conversion that inspired Allen.