Tony Allen‘s charity is about to get a sizable donation.
Allen and Grizzlies owner Robert Pera will play one-on-one after Pera issued a challenge on Twitter earlier this month. The Grizzlies have dubbed it the “Battle on the Bluff” and are hyping it hard on their website.
Pera, 35, was a basketball junkie well before he bought the team in 2012 and plays regular pickup games. That doesn’t mean he’s a match for Allen, who stands 6-foot-4 and has made three All-NBA Defensive Teams.
Allen and Pera will play Saturday. Zach Randolph will referee, and the game with be streamed live online, although the event is closed to the public.
Check out how the matchup got started in the Twitter exchange below. [tweet https://twitter.com/RobertPera/statuses/377132014526152704 align=’center’] [tweet https://twitter.com/RobertPera/statuses/377132241614155776 align=’center’] [tweet https://twitter.com/aa000G9/statuses/377135797868441600 align=’center’]
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