I'm not going to lie to you, there's a lot to digest here. Mainly how Grayson Allen could trip someone as blatantly as anyone has every tripped anyone and then proceed to throw a hissy fit in the most confusing attempt to play the victim that the sports world has likely ever seen. Maybe he's just dedicated to being an entitled Dukie, or maybe being a cocksucker is so engrained in every fiber of his being that he literally can't even process the fact that he did - indeed - stick his foot out with a very evil intentions until someone shows him the game tape. I think those are the only two legitimate possibilities, because throwing this type of temper tantrum in response to your own transgression makes no sense otherwise...
And listen, my gut feeling when hearing that Grayson Allen has been suspended for an indefinite amount of time was that it seemed like a bit of an overreaction. I think we can all agree that intentionally tripping people so many times that it becomes your M.O. is a behavior that needs to be corrected, and the best way to do so is to take away the culprit's playing time. Still, I was stunned with how many knowledgable analysts - many who went to Duke - were ready to enforce the '3rd Strike Rule' on that bratty little douchebag. Obviously he needs to learn to keep his feet to himself, but engaging in questionable tactics has long been a staple of Duke basketball. Christian Laettner stomped on an opponent's chest cavity en route a National Championship appearance. Gerald Henderson tried to bash Tyler Hansbrough's brain in with his nose bone with a flying elbow that was poorly veiled as a block attempt. I think we have all accepted that Coach K's players are prone to "gamesmanship" that borders on blatant deceit.
That's why I have no choice but to believe that the only reason that everyone is making such a big deal out of Grayson Allen's duplicitous use of his legs is because he is the least subtle scumbag of all time. I think we have all accepted that Duke will stop at no flop to win basketball games. It's almost like we have a built up a tolerance to the Blue Devils' bullshit. Apparently we just don't appreciate when the slack we give them is taken for granted, and that is what Grayson Allen did by not even trying to hide his fuckery. I can't say for sure, but I think we would be much more likely to overlook his shenanigans if they didn't leave bodies laying helplessly at his feet. His antics are so damn obvious that they are impossible to ignore. That's why I encourage him to take this time off to work on being a little more discrete. There's no way a week or two without basketball is going to make him a remotely sufferable human being that plays the game the right way so he might as well figure out how to better get away with playing the game the wrong way. Safe to say that pulling the rug out from under people and proclaiming his innocence by acting like a kid whose mom wouldn't buy them fruit roll-ups isn't cutting it.