Originally Posted by Uwe Blab
If you watch his right hand, he brings the ball up like he's about to pass the ball to his left then brings the ball back in. Allen jumped in reaction to what he thought was a pass coming his way. You're also talking about a guy who gets 12 assists a game, so you expect him to pass first. I don't know, maybe he didn't have to kick his leg out, but even Paul didn't think it was intentional.
Look partially agree with both of you, I don't necessarily think Allen was trying to hurt Paul (battle of first name last names) I more think that if someone is not discouraged enough to not kick out his leg horizontally in a congested lane then he will do it again.
MMA you are ready for hits and tensing for them but you shouldn't have to be ready for an accidental spin kick to the head when driving in the lane.
He was doing whatever he could to stop Paul but that shouldn't include kicking your leg out without regard for the result of that.