Receiving a flagrant foul in a summer league game means you’re probably being stupid, but going as far as being ejected from a summer league game means you’re probably being an abject imbecile.
Enter: Grayson Allen.
The well-known, let’s say “agitator,” was tossed from the Memphis Grizzlies vs. Boston Celtics NBA summer league game Thursday night after racking up a pair of techs mere moments apart, both on C’s rookie Grant Williams.
Allen’s boneheadedness is even more staggering seeing as he was playing in the summer league, where guys are just trying to improve and showcase their skills.
You can watch the first foul here, and the one that earned him the ejection below.
Certainly leaving a nice impression on his new team.
After the game, Williams pretty much just laughed off the situation.
“(I was laughing it off) A little bit,” Williams said, via MassLive. “I joke around because where I grew up is different. So I was like, ‘Let me relax and go on and keep playing, just what my team needs.’
“He’s a competitor,” Williams later said. “Don’t take anything personally. I’ve always thought of it as you wind up in the game, things like that happen. So you respect him, he’s a talented player. He’s a guy who did really great things at Duke, he’s good friends with a couple of my friends, so I didn’t take it personally. It was just a matter of competing on the court.”
Good for Williams for taking the high road, but it wouldn’t be unreasonable for him to be a little irked.