The Chicago Bulls’ tough loss to the defending champions Milwaukee Bucks had a rather huge cloud hanging over it. Alex Caruso’s dangerous fall after a controversial block attempt by Grayson Allen has taken all the headlines. Allen’s reaction to his ejection only served to fuel the fire for the opposing fans.

After the game, Bulls head coach billy donovan wasted no time in blasting Allen for his actions. Donovan went off in the post-game presser, saying that it could’ve been a dangerous, career-ending injury for Caruso. (via K.C Johnson)

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Alex Caruso took a hard tumble after Grayson Allen’s dangerous block attempt, which earned the latter a flagrant two foul and automatic ejection. The Bulls guard landed hard on his shoulder after the play, and was in visible pain for a period of time. Luckily, he was able to shake it off and finish the game against the Bucks. However, as Donovan pointed out. Alex Caruso seems to have injured his wrist on that play.

Whether that play was malicious or not, referees will likely not give Grayson Allen the benefit of the doubt. The Duke product was infamous in his college years for being a “dirty” player. Even if the Bucks argue that the block attempt on the Bulls guard was not malicious, Allen’s history will cloud anyone’s judgment.

Regardless of intent, reckless plays like that have no place in today’s NBA game. Had things gone differently, a player could have had a serious career-threatening injury… or something worse. The Bulls may have lost the game, but they can be thankful at least that Alex Caruso escaped with just a wrist injury and not something far worse.