Anthony Allen, better known as Tony Allen is a 39 years old retired American professional basketball player. He is best known for playing in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for 15 seasons. Allen has won an NBA Championship with the professional basketball team, Boston Celtics in 2008. As of 2021, Tony Allen net worth is estimated to be around $10 million.
|Full Name||Anthony Allen|
|Birth Date||January 11, 1982|
|Birth Place||Chicago, Illinois, U. S.|
|Profession||Former basketball Player|
|Net Worth||$10 million|
Tony Allen was born on the 11th of January, 1982 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. His mother’s name is Ella Allen. He grew up with his two sisters and a brother. His brother, Ryan has played on the Grizzlies’ 2012 summer league squad.
For his study, he joined Crane High School. Then, he studied at the Butler County Community College, and Wabash Valley College. Allen has also studied at Oklahoma State University for two years from 2002 to 2004.
Tony was playing basketball since he was studying in high school. He continued to play basketball when he was transferred to Oklahoma State University. He played for the University’s team in the junior season where he played in a total of 32 games. Allen also made good scoring points in his senior season. He led the University’s team by scoring 16 points which helped the team to reach the 2004 NCAA Final Tour.
Tony Allen Net Worth & Career
Tony was selected in the 2004 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics on June 24, 2004. In the rookie season, he made an average point of 6.4, 29 rebounds, and 0.99 steals in more than 77 games. Likewise, in his first career start, he scored 20 points against the Atlanta Hawks. Tony showed his brilliant game for the Celtics till the 2007-08 season, after which, he signed a 3-year contract deal with the Memphis Grizzlies on July 13, 2010.
Allen played along with the Memphis till 2016-17 season. In the last season for Memphis, he appeared in a total of 71 games, where he made average points of 9.1, 5.5 rebounds, and 1.4 assists. In September 2017, he was signed to the New Orleans Pelicans. He made a season-high 10 points in November 2017 against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Tony was traded to the Chicago Bulls in February 2018. However, he was waived by the Chicago Bulls 8 days later before he would appear in his first game for them.
Tony Allen is married to Desiree Rodriguez. He tied the knot with his wife, Desiree on July 13, 2013, in Boston, Massachusetts. Tony and his better half, Desiree shares two children; a daughter, Antekia ‘Kiki”, and a 7-year-old son, Fresh.
On October 7, 2021, Tony along with other 18 former NBA players were indicted in the Southern District of New York for defrauding a league health care plan. The federal court prosecutors alleged that the former NBA players submitted fraudulent reimbursement claims of around $3.8 million between 2017 to 2020. In the process, each player reportedly pocketed about $2.5 million.
His wife Desiree’s name is also on the list who is reportedly involved in the health care and wire fraud. She is the only non-player personality who is named in the indictment.
Tony Allen Net Worth
As of 2021, Tony Allen’s personal wealth is estimated to be around $10 million. He re-signed a contract with Boston Celtics for two years worth $5 million in 2008. Likewise, he signed for a 3 year deal worth $9.7 million with the Memphis Grizzlies in 2010.
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