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Grayson Allen just got T’d up for slamming the ball

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If you’re like me, you’re embracing March by indulging in a little afternoon basketball. Clemson and Duke are tied at 33 at halftime in the ACC Tournament, and Grayson Allen had to go to the bench after getting a technical (his third foul) for cursing and slamming the ball:

Of course, sportswriters across America are buzzing about the call on Twitter, most of them defending Allen because there isn’t a technical for cursing or slamming the ball in the rule book; however, as we learned last year, refs can interpret slamming the ball as unsportsmanlike conduct, like Pat Adams did when Isaac Humphries slammed down the ball in celebration of a big rebound at Texas A&M.

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Moral of the story: both calls are dumb, especially Isaac’s because he was slamming the ball because he was happy, not mad. But, when you hear Duke fans or reporters whine about it, remind them there is precedent.

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16 Comments for Grayson Allen just got T’d up for slamming the ball

  1. Mathlete
    3:46 pm March 8, 2017 Permalink

    I could see why Allen’s was called, it was a dead ball after he had a call go against him. Plus he has a long track record of being a petulant child when things aren’t going his way and a supremely punchable face.

  2. runningunnin.454
    4:44 pm March 8, 2017 Permalink

    In the first ACC game today, Syracuse lost to Miami. With 5 minutes in the game, the announcers said the Orange fans were getting tired of the calls going against them. Ha, at the time Syracuse was in the 2 shot double bonus, and had been called for 3 fouls.
    Lunardi was on, and said even if Syracuse loses, they should still be in the NCAA tournament. Hell, let’s just put the entirety of the ACC, the Big 10, and the Big 12 in the tourney.

    • J-Dub421
      5:14 pm March 8, 2017 Permalink

      Syracuse is 18-14 overall, 10-8 in the ACC. Doesn’t look like a tournament worthy resume to me.

    • runningunnin.454
      6:04 pm March 8, 2017 Permalink

      True, but that’s what guru Lunardi said. Miami just beat Syracuse and the ‘Canes have a better record, but Lunardi has them out.

    • WeareBBN
      12:02 am March 9, 2017 Permalink

      10-8 in the ACC is better than 12-4 in the SEC right now. The ACC is way better and deeper, hate to admit it but we would be 6th or so in the ACC. We struggle vs UGA, MSU, Vandy and worse, no way we win all those tough games we would have to play in the ACC vs UNC, dUKe, Loserville, ND, FSU, CUSE, UVA and so on…especially on the road. I do mthink it would have made us a better prepared tourney team though than the garbage we have played in Conference all year.

  3. Clemson cheerleaders laughing at him in the background is awesome.

  4. KTR2786
    4:51 pm March 8, 2017 Permalink

    Humphries also cursed only AFTER receiving the technical and there was a nice pause before Grayson’s. Blatant corruption. Fake news. False flags.

    • StuckinLville
      3:12 am March 9, 2017 Permalink

      You can tell Humphries didn’t mean for the mall to go down the court and that is when he clearly said oh shit. He wasn’t cussing because he got the technical. There’s a difference.

  5. BigBlueToo
    5:17 pm March 8, 2017 Permalink

    Personally, I blame Coach Kzskyneskistincelwitz for allowing this type of behavior by Duke players for decades without consequence. I have zero respect for him for this reason.

  6. BigBlueToo
    5:22 pm March 8, 2017 Permalink

    I am speaking of Tripping Grayson rather than this incident. Regardless the coach is mum.

  7. runningunnin.454
    5:31 pm March 8, 2017 Permalink

    Well, our hero is on Finebaum…talking about arrogance;
    ha ha, I think in reference to Tom Crean.

  8. Chuck Norris
    5:44 pm March 8, 2017 Permalink

    I like when the announcer says, “He wants to the right thing so badly.” Umm, no, it’s actually more like the opposite of that.

  9. shepdog3720
    7:58 pm March 8, 2017 Permalink

    Grayson Allen is a woman dressed in sheep’s clothing, but that technical called on him was cheese…doesn’t bother me that he got it, but it probably didn’t need to be called. My guess is if he wouldn’t have lost control of the ball, it would have been a no call.

  10. CVL123
    8:28 pm March 8, 2017 Permalink

    Just how douchey do you have to be to be considered the douchiest douche to ever attend Douche University? One heck of an accomplishment, Grayson!