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Friday Quickies: Grayson Allen vs. Trae Young Edition

Grayson Allen was up to his old antics last night.

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Good morning. Yesterday was a day that ended in Y, so, naturally, Grayson Allen got into an altercation on a basketball court.

His Duke days were filled with tripping and tantrums, and his early Utah Jazz days are already featuring scuffles.

Trae Young has become his newest adversary, as the two got a bit too close for comfort while Allen was trying to guard Young in a Summer League game.

This Allen controversy comes as no surprise, although it is a bit of a shock that he’s already hitting the top trend on Twitter for his usual antics this early into his NBA career.

Oh, and I almost forgot, Allen was called for a tripping foul, though it was much less of an issue than the scuffle.

Ah, Grayson. How we missed your horrible sportsmanship.

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