I Don't Think Grayson Allen Tripped This Dude, But It's Impossible To Give Him The Benefit Of The Doubt
I'm trying. I swear I'm trying. I hate Grayson Allen just as much as I hate reiterating the same crap about Grayson Allen and piling on the the dose of shit he's undoubtedly getting from other media outlets. That's why when I heard that there was another potential trip out there I watched it with the hope that I could take the contrarian viewpoint, but - as is always the case - he made that impossible.
And I don't mean that I can't give him the benefit of the doubt in the sense that he's college basketball's preeminent douchebag who clearly hasn't learned from his mistakes and thus doesn't deserve it. I mean I can't give him the benefit of the doubt because he's the most deliberate cocksucker to ever step foot on a court. Christ on the cross, if Duke is such a high level University then how come they can't find someone to teach an uber-talented kid some sleight of hand? At this point I think asking him to stay discipline with his limbs is like telling your child not to touch a hot stove as you turn your back and leave the room, but how has he not developed at least a little bit of craftiness. It's seem like a physical impossibility that someone could have so much practice only to get less obvious with their extracurricular bullshit.
Truth to be told, I don't even think he tripped this dude. It certainly looked like a flop to me, but you'd flop too if that bratty asshole - whose idle feet are known to be the Blue Devil's workshop - needlessly stomped down at your legs for no reason whatsoever. At some point someone is going to have to fabricate a Tourette's diagnosis for this Grayson Allen, because - assuming their wasn't a goddamn tarantula crawling across the court - that would be the only explanation for slamming his foot down when there was no other intention present. Now, from my limited knowledge of the college basketball rule book that seemingly changes from year to year, startling your opponent to the ground isn't illegal. That said, it's not exactly something that was anywhere near discrete enough for me to come to the defense of it just to be different.