Congrats to Memphis G O.J. Mayo, who by sitting out the Grizzlies’ 110-105 defeat of Oklahoma City last night, became the first player in NBA history to receive a “DNP – REALLY SUCKS AT CARDS”.  So let Memphis’ P.R. claim hat Mayo has bronchitis, the Commercial-Appeal’s Ronald Tillery knows better.

According to a source, Mayo (above)  and Allen were involved in a card game on Monday’s charter flight home from Los Angeles that left Mayo owing Allen between $1,000 and $1,500. Mayo refused to pay and repeatedly insulted Allen.

Allen then went to the restroom and returned to Mayo, who was acting more belligerent about losing. Allen then struck Mayo and the two had to be separated by teammates.

Allen later apologized to the team and general manager Chris Wallace. A team insider contends the situation will not linger and cited Mayo™s encouraging text messages to Allen during and after the Grizzlies™ win over the Thunder.

Tillery’s source insists the altercation was “a one-sided scrap in which Allen clearly got the best of Mayo.”