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Grayson Allen didn’t ask Coach K permission to dunk over cheerleaders (video)

Duke v UNLV

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 10: Grayson Allen #3 of the Duke Blue Devils smiles during a game against the UNLV at T-Mobile Arena on December 10, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Duke won 94-45. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images)

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Grayson Allen has done plenty of questionable things in his college career.

He’s no dummy, though.

The Duke senior decided to do an end-around on his coach in order to perform the jumping-over-cheerleaders slam that won him the dunk contest at the Blue Devils’ Countdown to Craziness last week, doing the dunk - with its human obstacles - without the knowledge or permission of coach Mike Krzyzewski.

“He wouldn’t have if I asked him, so I decided to ask for forgiveness afterwards,” Allen said at ACC media day Wednesday, according to the Raleigh News & Observer. “I knew Coach K wasn’t going to like it, but I knew I had to do it.”

The dunk went on without a hitch, with Allen flying of a pair of Blue Devils cheerleaders and putting the basketball down with one hand.

“I would have stopped it,” Krzyzewski said, “but they were short.”

That’s some senior savvy by Allen.