He’s no dummy, though.
The Duke senior decided to do an end-around on his coach in order to perform the jumping-over-cheerleaders slam that won him the dunk contest at the Blue Devils’ Countdown to Craziness last week, doing the dunk – with its human obstacles – without the knowledge or permission of coach Mike Krzyzewski.
“He wouldn’t have if I asked him, so I decided to ask for forgiveness afterwards,” Allen said at ACC media day Wednesday, according to the Raleigh News & Observer. “I knew Coach K wasn’t going to like it, but I knew I had to do it.”
The dunk went on without a hitch, with Allen flying of a pair of Blue Devils cheerleaders and putting the basketball down with one hand.
“I would have stopped it,” Krzyzewski said, “but they were short.”
That’s some senior savvy by Allen.