Ray Allen has always been a sensitive kind of guy. He’s no longer a member of the Celtics, and he’s now just another bit of the Miami Heat. But his rift with Rajon Rondo had me thinking about his whiny demeanor from over the years.
Anybody remember when Bruce Bowen played basketball? Before his current days as a bow tie-wearin’ ESPN analyst, he used to rustle the jimmies of his opponents on the hardwood. His annoying defense played an integral part of the San Antonio Spurs winning three of their four titles (’03, ’05 and ’07). He used to be known as the ‘dirtiest player in the game’. I never minded it; in fact, I appreciated it. In a league that was (and has been to this day) noted as being a cesspool for vanilla defenders, Bowen brought an attitude to his game. Not verbally, but physically. He harassed the hell out of whoever he guarded.
One of the dudes whose jimmies were frequently rustled by Bowen was Allen.