We’ve reached a point in time where the reaction of people to any minor incident involving Grayson Allen is greater than the actual incident itself.
Saturday is the perfect example.
With Duke struggling and down on the road against Wake Forest, Allen missed a quick, ill-advised three and then grabbed Bryant Crawford’s arm as he went after the loose ball. He was called for a foul, but Allen and Crawford wound up heading into Duke’s bench tangled up.
It looked bad, but there was nothing there. Both Crawford and Allen reacted with surprise to what was going on around them:
The bad guy here? Wake Forest’s Brandon Childress, who grabbed Allen and, essentially, said “sit on the bench”:
Tensions have been running high in this game, as Allen and Crawford were both given technical fouls after jawing back and forth earlier in the game.