Last night was the final preseason game for the Memphis Grizzlies and the Atlanta Hawks. Roughly a minute and 30 seconds into the second half Grayson Allen was shoved while driving to the rim by Trae Young.
After the foul Grizzlies teammate, Dillon Brooks rushed to Grayson’s defense and got into it with Trae Young. Grayson walked away from Brooks and Young, Trae got hit with a technical foul after tension defused.
Trae Young and Grayson Allen got into it pic.twitter.com/aVDQg0Xyxh
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 20, 2020
Like all NBA scuffles, Twitter was quick to react, getting both players trending.
Grayson Allen next time he sees Trae young be like pic.twitter.com/C7LAOSexmo
— Aggravatedninerfan (@Angryninerfan) December 20, 2020
Grayson Allen has a reputation for playing dirty both in his time at Duke and in the NBA. Some were quick to assume guilt purely from Allen’s past.
— OwnersBox (@OwnersBox) December 20, 2020
Idk what happened but Ik it was Grayson Allen’s fault pic.twitter.com/6p2Kjr8J44
— #0urMVP🪄(NETS🏆|NYG😑) (@EliteTheKing_) December 20, 2020
If Grayson Allen is accused of doing something dirty, then he 1000% did that pic.twitter.com/rYLLBhjn2J
— JohnQuixote® (@jfsuttonjr) December 20, 2020
First time Grayson Allen been apart of a scuffle that he didn’t start
— LeWami🎄 (@WamiWaynwiedWo) December 20, 2020
If fouling Grayson Allen is wrong, I don’t wanna be right. pic.twitter.com/bXa4Regq4M
— Dave Walls (@DaveWallsWSET) December 20, 2020
Grayson Allen after getting shoved pic.twitter.com/5A4P6yGS3C
— Parker Fleming (@PAKA_FLOCKA) December 20, 2020
Apparently, there has been a history of both players getting into it with each other.
Tonight is not the first time Grayson Allen and Trae Young have gotten into it. pic.twitter.com/dCxxssR53i
— Ben Anderson (@BensHoops) December 20, 2020
While Allen received the majority of hate, others took to clowning both players.
Is that effort on defense from Trae Young?
— Devonta Smith Stan Account (@ASB623) December 20, 2020
The worst part of this video is Trae getting beat off the dribble by Grayson Allen
— Wilson Herlin 🦅 (@comingsaint) December 20, 2020
Sadly, due to the Grizzlies and Hawks being in separate conferences, we won’t get to see these two players match up nearly as much as we would like. The Hawks play the Grizzlies again on December 26th.