The Milwaukee Bucks’ Grayson Allen was known for dirty plays more than anybody in college basketball during his time at Duke (perhaps more than anybody in college history, period), and it’s continued at the NBA level.
Allen was assessed a Flagrant 2 foul — resulting in an automatic ejection — after a hard foul on the Chicago Bulls’ Alex Caruso in the third quarter on Friday night. First, Allen made contact with his left hand on Caruso, who was going up for a layup or dunk. And Allen topped it off by swinging and making contact with the right hand. Caruso took a rough fall to the ground.
Grayson Allen with another very dirty foul.
He has been ejected for a Flagrant 2. pic.twitter.com/F56q6blKCt
— The Comeback (@thecomeback) January 22, 2022
Grayson Allen draws a flagrant 2 for a HARD foul on Alex Caruso pic.twitter.com/NjCJEzo7zu
— Bulls Talk (@NBCSBulls) January 22, 2022
Naturally, the basketball world had a lot to say about this one. Here’s a sampling of the reaction on Twitter:
Grayson Allen giggling after receiving a flagrant 2 and being ejected seems pretty on brand for him.
— Richard Jefferson (@Rjeff24) January 22, 2022
nba twitter after grayson allen commits a hard foul on alex caruso pic.twitter.com/x7gIorCNLf
— sean yoo (@SeanYoo) January 22, 2022
Leopards don't change their spots https://t.co/hPyxjxg0Cp
— Empty Seats Galore (@EmptySeatsPics) January 22, 2022
Grayson Allen discourse? we’re BACK baby
— Mike Golic Jr (@mikegolicjr) January 22, 2022
Grayson Allen is damn lucky he’s not playing the Bulls of my youth when Norm Van Lier and/or Jerry Sloan would have been there to bring the retribution…
— Michael Wilbon (@RealMikeWilbon) January 22, 2022
That's what Grayson Allen does. It's what he has always done. Deserved to be ejected. Glad to see Alex Caruso is alright.
— Chris Emma (@CEmma670) January 22, 2022
Grayson Allen stays the biggest thug in basketball
— Ricky O'Donnell (@SBN_Ricky) January 22, 2022
Kick Grayson Allen out of the NBA I don’t care
— Jason Patt (@Bulls_Jay) January 22, 2022
Grayson Allen ain’t changed.
— Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) January 22, 2022
Grayson Allen being Grayson Allen
— Adam Hoge (@AdamHoge) January 22, 2022
I hate Grayson Allen. Dirty.
— Russell Dorsey (@Russ_Dorsey1) January 22, 2022
Euthanize Grayson Allen. He cannot be rehabilitated and he does not deserve sanctuary
— Patrick Cosmos (@veryimportant) January 22, 2022
[Photo Credit: NBC Sports Chicago]