— FanSportsClips (@FanSportsClips) December 21, 2016
Duke guard Grayson Allen is not doing himself any favors. Perhaps playing basketball at the next level isn’t in the works, or simply this won’t have an impact. Perhaps there are no immediate consequences for Allen.
Wednesday night against Elon, Allen clearly tripped an opposing player, clearly as a reaction, clearly out of frustration.
It’s not the first incident from Allen of the tripping nature. Back in February of last season, Allen was “reprimanded” by the ACC for tripping a Florida State player. That was this second tripping incident of his career, this marks his third.
Some are calling for Allen to be suspended by Duke or the ACC. Coach K for his part did not say whether Allen would be suspended but said that his actions are “inexcusable”.
Accountability. Grayson Allen must be suspended. Coach K should do it prior to he league. Make a statement.
— Seth Greenberg (@SethOnHoops) December 22, 2016
Duke’s Grayson Allen deserves trip to bench after latest kick https://t.co/oEYrEdJOaF
— Michael DeCourcy (@tsnmike) December 22, 2016
In actuality, Grayson is totally not the stereotype he is perpetuating.
Grayson Allen is a really pleasant and shy kid. Like him as a person but this behavior is unacceptable. My guess… https://t.co/dcVgRwTnhk
— Dana O’Neil (@ESPNDanaOneil) December 22, 2016
“We have Grayson’s back. We’re all right there with him. He’s a great person/friend. We know that & we support him. He’s a winner.” -Kennard
— SportsChannel8 (@SportsChannel8) December 22, 2016
A tearful Grayson Allen apologized for what he called another mistake.
— Stephen Wiseman (@stevewisemanNC) December 22, 2016
But the perception is there .
When your mom gets you the wrong color Mercedes at your Super Sweet 16https://t.co/lWS2R0B8pn
— ✊🏽🇵🇭✊🏽 (@PhiltheFilipino) December 22, 2016
Grayson Allen is the result of countless years of work by maniacal scientists attempting to create the most Duke Basketball Human
— Rodger Sherman (@rodger_sherman) December 22, 2016