February 25th, 2016
February 28th, 2017
Honestly, if you even have to ask if Xavier Rathan-Mayes intentionally stuck his foot out to give Grayson Allen a taste of his own damn medicine then don't you already know the answer? Of course that trip was on purpose. You think a guy who was once on the opposite end of Grayson Allen's ridiculously conspicuous "whoops, I didn't even see you there" routine was going to end up laying on the ground with a golden opportunity to subtly exact revenge and not ever-so-slightly lift his foot directly in front of the biggest weasel in college basketball?!? If you aren't sure if that was the settling of an old score than you need to take a hike and get a first hand understanding of human nature.
Duke apologists will bitch and moan about a double standard, and you should ask them to show you a video of the Florida State guard tripping someone that didn't absolutely deserve to be tripped after shamelessly tripping him first. People taking pleasure in bad things happening to you and celebrating every act of retribution levied toward you come with the territory of doing literally everything in your power to be seen as the villain. Anyone that's ever watched one single superhero movie should know that to be the case. Xavier Rathan-Mayes certainly did and that's why he didn't even think about getting out of the way when he saw Grayson Allen blindly headed towards his comeuppance.