Duke guard Grayson Allen said he was going to try to cut out some of the chippier fouls and all-around J.J. Redick-ness from his game after being called out for it multiple times last year. Remember these tripping incidents?
Duke assistant coach Jon Scheyer had to physically restrain Allen as he had a meltdown on the sidelines.
And naturally, the internet reacted swiftly and strongly.
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
There comes a point where even the most reasonable person can't defend a dude anymore. Grayson Allen is quickly approaching that point.
— Sam Vecenie (@Sam_Vecenie) December 21, 2016
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) December 22, 2016
Grayson Allen out here kicking people Draymond Green style. pic.twitter.com/Qtbp6Slk6v
— Kyle Boone (@kylebooneCBS) December 21, 2016
Duke actually trailed Elon at halftime, so it appears Allen’s meltdown is fairly indicative of how his team has been playing.
Important question: is Grayson Allen more “Duke” than J.J. Redick?
UPDATE: Allen got very emotional after the game talking about the trip.
Grayson Allen gets emotional in the locker room after tonight's tripping incident. pic.twitter.com/p34thdrMcI
— Jessika Morgan (@JessikaMorgan) December 22, 2016
Meanwhile, Coach K basically dodged the question of how he’d handle Allen’s inclination toward tripping.
Mike Krzyzewski on Grayson Allen punishment. Just transcribed this off ESPNEWS. pic.twitter.com/6GGL5r7A71
— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) December 22, 2016