People are unhappy with what Grayson Allen did late on Sunday.
With 37 seconds left in Duke’s second round NCAA Tournament loss to South Carolina, junior guard Grayson Allen raised his hand toward the scorer’s table to make sure he got credit for a tip-in at the rim.
The tip-in cut the Gamecocks’ lead to 84-77.
People are unhappy with Allen’s “selfish” act.
Did anyone else just see Grayson Allen just put his hand up to claim that tip in basket?! #marchmadness
— Brandon F. (@BFem09) March 20, 2017
Notice Grayson Allen's hand held high in the air cuz he NEEDED credit for that tip in. Late in a close game & all he cares about is himself.
— Fien (@zachefiene) March 20, 2017
Notice that when they were down 7 with 35 seconds left, Grayson Allen raised his hand to ensure credit for a tip in. What a schmuck.
— Jake Magnum (@WhoIsJakeMagnum) March 20, 2017
Did Grayson Allen just raise his hand to signal that he got credit for the tip?
— Joe Polito (@JoePo89) March 20, 2017
This could’ve just been an instinctual move by Allen, as the raising-the-hand move is done all the time by basketball players to get credit for a tip in.
In that moment, though, it’s a bad look.