GIFs, NBA, Video / Nov 18, 2013 / 11:40 pm

Tony Allen Ejected For Karate Kicking Chris Paul’s Face

Chris Paul Tony Allen

Towards the end of the first quarter in tonight’s intense Western Conference battle between the Clippers and Grizzlies, Tony Allen did a Bruce Lee leg kick that caught Clippers point God Chris Paul directly in the face. This was one time when CP3′s animated reaction to a foul was totally warranted.

There’s a lot of bad blood between these teams after the Clippers knocked the Grizz out of the playoffs in 2012 and the Grizzlies returned the favor this past summer, winning four-straight over the Clips after going down 0-2 in the first round.

To be fair, we don’t think Tony Allen should have been ejected. It looked accidental (only JCVD does that on purpose), and was deemed a flagrant 1 initially. But it was pretty visceral when you check the replay and it was upgraded to a flagrant 2 and automatic ejection. Despite how rough it might appear, Paul was OK.

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  • UncheckedAggression

    I definitely think it warranted an ejection. You shouldn’t be able to do dangerous things like that strictly because you don’t want a guy to go by you, and that’s what Allen did on this play.

  • SweetdickWilly

    I agree even though Chris is one of the dirtiest players in the league himself.