Grayson Allen has accepted his role as a serial tripper.
Allen was spotted at a Duke party wearing a hat with “Don’t Trip” written on the side of it in Sharpie.
Despite the criticism he’s gotten for tripping players, it looks like Allen is either mocking himself or is owning who he is as a player.
The Duke guard has become infamous in college basketball for his habit of tripping players on opposing teams instead of for his solid play.
Allen’s unsportsmanlike antics started in February 2016 when he intentionally tripped Raymond Spalding of Louisville. Two weeks later, Allen did it again when the Blue Devils faced Florida State.
Coming into the 2017 season, Allen seemed ready to turn over a new leaf. However, that idea was short lived.
When Duke played Elon University, Allen was slapped with a technical foul after tripping Phoenix guard Steven Santa Ana in December. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski responded by suspending Allen indefinitely, but lifted the ban on Jan. 4 — with Allen missing just one game.
Allen’s NBA stock has fallen after a subpar junior year, and it’s unclear what his next career move will be.
The embattled 21-year-old could return to Duke for his senior year or take a chance in this year’s draft.