Grayson Allen just can’t help himself.
In tonight’s Bulls-Bucks matchup at the United Center, the most hated man in Chicago decided to try out another classic dirty move. In the third quarter of a close game, Patrick Williams fouled Grayson Allen at the top of the key, which Allen then used to spin out of control and shove DeMar DeRozan to the ground.
While there is no denying that Williams committed a foul, there is also no denying that Allen had no reason to run into DeRozan that forcefully. The multiple cameras seem to show Allen repositioning himself so he can stick his forearm into DeRozan and put him on the ground.
To no surprise, DeRozan took immediate exception with the move, popping to his feet and charging right at the Bucks’ guard.
Look, we all know DeRozan isn’t one to lose his head for no reason. What Allen did was unnecessary, and DeRozan knew it the moment he hit the ground. He also knew that he was going to let the refs hear it when they didn’t hand Allen his own foul, eventually receiving double technicals with Bucks’ forward Bobby Portis only a couple of minutes later.
Of course, this whole situation comes a little less than one year away from when Allen committed one of the dirtiest plays you’ll ever see to break Alex Caruso’s wrist.