Duke has suspended Grayson Allen indefinitely after the guard intentionally stuck out his leg and tripped an Elon player Wednesday night, an incident he later apologized for.
“We have had the opportunity to thoroughly review the incident involving Grayson Allen from last night’s game against Elon,” coach Mike Krzyzewski said in a statement issued Thursday morning. “As I stated last night, the incident was unacceptable and inexcusable. He took an important step last night by apologizing in person to Steven Santa Ana and Coach Matt Matheny.
“As a program, we needed to take further steps regarding his actions that do not meet the standards of Duke Basketball. To that end, we have determined that Grayson will be suspended from competition for an indefinite amount of time.”
I’m gonna turn this into a Villanova post.
Seeing this happen with one of Coach K’s beloved (white) players makes what Jay Wright does at Villanova that much more incredible. Villanova pounded American last night and continues to roll their competition and do so with workmanlike class. Every game, 40 minutes, attitude. You don’t see any of this shit. The last nasty on-court thing I can recall a Villanova player doing under Jay Wright was Kyle Lowry throwing a right hook into the gut of a Kansas player and getting kicked out. If I recall, he didn’t even argue. Ah yeah, you got me. Good catch. And then Villanova proceeded to beat the ever living shit out of Kansas anyway, because Jay Wright is a better coach than Bill Self.
But Coach K is supposed to run the holier than thou program. He molds men, right? Wins with class and respect for the opponent. Fuck that guy. It took three incidents with shitface Allen for Coach K to do something about it. And while we’re at it– how has no one ever played the race card with him? Duke has a disproportionately high number of really preppy looking rich white dudes and then professes to win the right way. If that’s not a dog whistle for yeah, because we don’t take kids from the ghetto I don’t know what is. This has always bothered me. Like people thinking Bill Self is a good coach. How does Coach K just roll out the whitest rotation in all the land and no one ever bothers to question whether he’s maybe just a little bit racist? Meanwhile, Chip Kelly trades one petulant black wide receiver and all of a sudden he’s wearing a white hood. But Coach K seemingly culls his talent from the customization queue at Pottery Barn and he’s a national hero. It’s good to see one of this shithead players get what he deserves. God I want Villanova to play these assholes in the tournament. Josh Hart would make Grayson Allen cry just by looking at him.