Cal basketball star Allen Crabbe, appearing uncomfortable and weary of the topic, told a throng of Bay Area reporters and TV cameras, “I’m over this. Me and my coach have settled everything. These questions can stop.”
Of course, they didn’t. The fallout from coach Mike Montgomery’s sideline shove of the Bears’ junior guard continued Tuesday with a far larger-than-usual turnout at the coach’s weekly news conference.
Crabbe, who scored 14 of his 23 points after the incident late in the first half that sparked Cal’s comeback win, called the media reaction “blown out of proportion.”
Bay Area media outlets didn’t agree. Cameras from Channels 2, 4, 5 and 7, along with CSN/NBC and FoxSports were on hand, along with radio stations KGO-810 and KCBS-740. Typically, few or none of them attend Cal’s basketball press briefings.
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