Grayson Allen tripped a player again today, but if anyone tells you it was anything other than one of those things that in the course of a basketball game, they aren’t being truthful.
Allen reached in and tried to get a steal on Pitt’s Jamel Artis. Artis went to the ground, seemingly tripping over Allen’s foot. The internet explodes because that’s what the internet does, and every sports website is legally required to post it:
On the one hand, I feel bad for Allen that people go crazy every time one of his extremities does something awkward. For comparison’s sake, Dillon Brooks of Oregon kicked a dude in the, ahem, nether regions two weeks before the worst flop in the history of flops, and I’d be willing to bet that 95 percent of people sitting in any sports bar in the country wouldn’t know who Brooks is.
Every single one of them know who Allen is.
On the other hand, he tripped people three times. Being the “Evil White Duke Player” has enhanced his reputation, but he’d still be a guy that the public at large didn’t like if he played at Boston College instead of Duke.
He made his bed. Now he’s sleeping in it.