Grayson Allen scored five points in 30 minutes of action against the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night, but that isn’t why he found himself in the headlines on Friday morning.
Rather, the reason the Phoenix Suns star found himself trending was because of an exchange he had with a world-famous actress during the outing.
Allen, a Duke legend, has made a name for himself over the years with hoops fans for his various indiscretions.
As it turns out – his celebrity extends beyond just the basketball court.
Academy Award winning actress, Emma Stone, is apparently a big fan of Allen’s. Their flirtatious-looking exchange while the Suns and Lakers were still playing caught many by surprise:
Emma Stone saying goodbye to Grayson Allen??
We were unfamiliar with your gamepic.twitter.com/czhotMroDo
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) January 12, 2024
Much in the same way Allen’s Suns teammates seemed taken aback by Stone knowing him – so were the fans at home.
Reactions poured in quickly:
Grayson got that Rizz
— Suns Mob (@SunsMob) January 12, 2024
Guy has some game! You love to see it
— Harecules (@harecules) January 12, 2024
Fun times aside, Phoenix made easy work of the Lakers on Thursday night.
ESPN’s Mina Kimes Criticized Over Appearance In New Photo: https://t.co/bYDHR0O7cD
— Game 7 (@game7__) January 11, 2024
The team desperately needs to make some changes ahead of the NBA Trade Deadline.
As for Allen and the Suns, they obviously haven’t had the sort of dominant year they were hoping for thus far, but they seem to be in a much better place as a team than the Lakers currently find themselves in.
A graduate from the University of Texas, Anthony Amador has been credentialed to cover the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and high school games all over the Lone Star State. Currently, his primary beats are the NBA, MLB, NFL and UFC.