Tony Allen Auctioning Off Shoe That Kicked Chris Paul’s Face

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ALL BALL NERVE CENTERTony Allen has made himself into one of the NBA’s premier defenders, but his aggressiveness on the defensive end went a little too far last month against the Clippers. As Chris Paul drove the lane, Allen reached out to stop him and made contact with Paul’s face. Except Allen used his foot.


VIDEO: Allen Kicks CP3

Allen served a one-game suspension for the incident. Now Allen is auctioning off the shoe to raise money for a Memphis-based charity. The shoe — autographed by Allen and mounted in a Grizzlies display case — is currently available on eBay to raise money for Youth Villages. Per the eBay description…

To celebrate the holiday season, Allen – the NBA’s Season of Giving Ambassador for the Memphis Grizzlies – is donating the renowned shoe to Youth Villages, a national nonprofit organization headquartered in Memphis. Youth Villages will auction the shoe online as part of an effort to raise $15,000 to buy presents for children receiving help on Youth Villages’ Memphis residential campuses and group homes.

“I’m glad that the shoe will be creating something special for kids in Memphis. Everyone deserves to have a Christmas to remember. I’m glad I can be a part of their memories,” Allen said.

“It’s a one-of-a-kind piece of sports memorabilia that will be an amazing addition to any Grizzlies fan’s collection,” said Richard Shaw, chief development officer at Youth Villages.Starting bid price of $750 will provide holiday gifts for 10 children in Youth Villages’ care. The auction ends Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013.

All proceeds generated from the sale of “The Shoe” will be matched 1:1 from an anonymous donor (up to $10,000) and will be used to ensure that all children away from their families this Christmas at Youth Villages experience the joy of the season.

(via BDL)

5 Comments

  1. vinsanefan says:

    I’m not sure if Tony Allen is sending the right message by auctioning off the shoe he used to kick someone in the face with. Has anyone asked Chris Paul how he feels about this?

    • lbj says:

      This shoe is more valuable than the Jordan’s Flu game shoe because it touch the face of Chris Paul you will see the face print of Chris in the shoe that’s why it made more expensive. I’ll better buy this one rather than the flu game shoe

  2. jeremy says:

    its funny ha and for a good cause

  3. Jerry Yang says:

    So what is he trying to teach the kids that he wants to help? This auction is just plain wrong.