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Grizzlies teammates tussle on team plane

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08:40 AM ET 01.05 | A four-digit card game debt may be at the heart of a fight on a recent team flight. Tony Allen and O.J. Mayo were involved in a physical altercation Monday afternoon over a gambling debt during the Grizzlies' flight home from Los Angeles. Team officials insisted that Mayo's absence Tuesday night for the Grizzlies' 110-105 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder was due to bronchitis and not the fight. ... According to a source, Mayo and Allen were involved in a card game that left Mayo owing Allen between $1,000 and $1,500. Mayo refused to pay and repeatedly insulted Allen.

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January 5, 2011  10:31 AM ET

In NBA vs real life terms I think that's like getting mad and fighting over about a $10 dollar bet???

January 5, 2011  10:44 AM ET

Ill take o.j. To the bulls but would prefer landry fields from the knicks

January 5, 2011  10:46 AM ET

OJ, why play when you can't pay?

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January 5, 2011  11:00 AM ET

this is why some people shouldn't have money.

January 5, 2011  11:01 AM ET
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When UNO turns ugly!

lol

January 5, 2011  11:03 AM ET

WHy didnt he just pay allen...thats a punk move

January 5, 2011  11:29 AM ET
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WHy didnt he just pay allen...thats a punk move

Agreed. A fight over a card game just like what happened between Arenas and Crittenton.

January 5, 2011  11:42 AM ET
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Agreed. A fight over a card game just like what happened between Arenas and Crittenton.

If Grizz somehow make the playoffs and somehow draw the Lakers I'll put my money on Memphis.

January 5, 2011  11:45 AM ET

This wouldnt happen if you replace the players pocket cash with Monopoly money.

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January 5, 2011  01:49 PM ET

Silly fellas. Just when you thought maybe Mayo was actually not the guy you were afraid he might be--turns out he might be.

January 5, 2011  03:01 PM ET

What! They did not watch the Wizards and the whole Arenas debacle?

January 5, 2011  03:49 PM ET
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Ill take o.j. To the bulls but would prefer landry fields from the knicks

LMFAO YEAH RIGHT U CANT HAVE HIM NANANANANA! LANDRY IS GONNA BE A PART OF THIS KNICKS TEAM FOR A LONG TIME AND HELL BE PART OF THE REASON WERE GONNA KEEP KICKING THE BULLS IN THE REAR END! ALL DECADE! LIKE YALL DID 2 US IN THE 90s! PAYBACK TIME PUNK!

January 5, 2011  03:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

WHy didnt he just pay allen...thats a punk move

Lot of young punks in the league, what do you expect? I would have stole on him too!

January 5, 2011  07:39 PM ET

Just as lame a story as the Artest/Jackson 'incident'. Who cares. Will it effect the teams later? Nope. 'nuff said.

January 5, 2011  08:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

LMFAO YEAH RIGHT U CANT HAVE HIM NANANANANA! LANDRY IS GONNA BE A PART OF THIS KNICKS TEAM FOR A LONG TIME AND HELL BE PART OF THE REASON WERE GONNA KEEP KICKING THE BULLS IN THE REAR END! ALL DECADE! LIKE YALL DID 2 US IN THE 90s! PAYBACK TIME PUNK!

Lmao, we got rings from the beatdowns we gave yall. Good luck with that.

January 6, 2011  02:09 AM ET

This is getting to be old and pathetic, these guys prove time and time again that teams need to be more stern when players / coaches do things that are detrimental to the team.

January 6, 2011  12:15 PM ET
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WHy didnt he just pay allen...thats a punk move

Apparently, OJ was put on an allowance by his agent.....and lacked the pocket money to make good on his bets (LOL) .

 
April 18, 2011  06:53 PM ET

why is this considered news?

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