Yo O.J…. you can’t be losing money in cards, start poppin’ off at the mouth then get touched up by your teammate. According to reports on cbssports.com and yahoo sports, Memphis Grizzlies guards O.J. Mayo and Tony Allen got into a little tussle over lost money in a card game of ‘Boo-Ray”. Here is some info from the story:
Mayo owed Allen money from a card game, “Boo-Ray” and sources said Mayo became increasingly belligerent and antagonistic toward Allen when asked to settle the debt. Sources said Allen walked away from Mayo to go the restroom and returned to find Mayo continuing to berate him. Eventually, Mayo inched close to Allen, and sources said Allen hit Mayo.
“Tony warned [Mayo] to watch his mouth, and [Mayo] wouldn’t do it and just kept going off on him,” a source with knowledge of the incident told Yahoo! Sports.
So, basically, Mayo lost twice. Rumor is that Allen touched O.J. up and left him with a swollen face. Mayo was not at the arena for the Grizzlies victory against the Thunder last night, with the team saying he was out with “bronchitis”. Sure he was. Allen got the start and put up 19 points in the victory. Another round won by Tony. There have also been some rumors that Mayo is on the trading block and could soon be on his way out of Memphis, which may be a good thing for both sides.
With this latest altercation and also coming off Gilbert Arenas’ suspension for bringing guns to an NBA arena (which was also stemmed from a game of “Boo Ray”) expect many teams to begin banning their players from gambling. I think the bigger lesson is pay up when you start losing your doe’.
We did learn one other thing about O.J. Mayo; he ain’t bout that life!