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The bad boy of college basketball was at it again last night. Grayson Allen, who has become notorious for cheap shots on the court, didn’t do himself any favors in putting that reputation behind him against Elon. Allen had overrun his defender along the baseline and rather than let a teammate shift over and supply some help, he took matters upon himself by kicking his leg out to make sure if he went down, his man was coming with him.
You’re lying to yourself if you aren’t enjoying every moment of Grayson Allen in a Duke jersey. In reality, these ‘student-athletes’ are entertainers. When it comes to entertainment, you need someone to both love and hate. Those emotions are what captivate an audience. Allen is great for the game. He isn’t the villain college basketball deserves, he’s the one it needs.
Either you love or hate Duke Basketball, there is no in between. Coach K always ensures that legacy will live on by consistently finding the next great white hope who thrives in party by getting under people’s skin. When one prep school bad boy graduates, it’s next man up. Allen was born to be a Blue Devil.
It’s time for Duke to go full-blown heel. They shouldn’t be wearing anything other than the alternate black jersey. Field a roster composed entirely of white players with a chip on their shoulder and a “I crashed my dad’s Lexus and I don’t give a fuck about it” attitude. Let Donald Trump give the team a pep talk before the start of the NCAA Tournament. Have FS1 sign a Notre Dame football/NBC type deal to air all their games. Embrace the hate.
I think it’s a given that a few of Allen’s high school buddies have possession of a video montage showing Grayson tripping nerds in the high school cafeteria and then walking away with the 17-year-old smokeshow those nerds secretly loved but who Grayson totally took for granted by constantly cheating on her with all of her friends. God help those nerds if any of their food ended up on his Sperrys when their lunch trays flew high in the air.
Grayson has been suspended indefinitely. Duke needs to do the right thing and bring him back with a WWE-esque unannounced return mid-game on national TV.
“BY GAWD, THAT’S GRAYSON ALLEN’S MUSIC!”
Shooter’s gonna shoot, tripper’s gonna trip..
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