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Tony Allen: "I Am A Better Player Than Pose"

Tony Allen is starting to talk a big game.  From Mike Fine's article:

"I truly believe that I am a better player than Pose. I don’t want to toot my own horn and make it sound like that, but that’s how I feel. I mean, I let the coaches evaluate that. That’s just how I feel."

Wow.  I know that players like to have confidence in themselves, but why put it out there like that?  Didn't he learn anything from Paul Pierce?  And to compare himself to a (popular) former teammate like that strikes me as a little odd.  He goes on to say:

"I mean, he had more experience, more years and knowledge than I did, and me coming off the injury was detrimental to the team. The coaches looked at it like this guy (Allen) has more strengthening to put on his knee, and right now Pose is a more complete guy." 

The rest of the article is good, so go read it, but I wanted to highlight that quote.

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