Bejing Battle

Nothing builds diplomacy and good will between nations more than a right cross to the chin and a stomp in the nuts on a hoops court:

At the same time as Vice President Joe Biden is visiting Beijing in hopes of improving relations between the U.S. and China, another group on a goodwill trip from Washington encountered an unexpected diplomatic hiccup.

Georgetown had to leave the court during the fourth quarter of its exhibition game against the Baiyi Rockets on Thursday night in Beijing after both benches emptied and a wild brawl erupted between the two teams. None of the Hoyas were seriously injured despite trading punches with the opposing players and having to dodge chairs thrown onto the court and water bottles hurled from the stands.

We have all seen the Malice at the Palace video, this was worse:

Not very fans in the stands, it’s not the Dream Team, but still. ESPN reported that Chinese coaches were also mixing it up.

At first I though that the Chinese were probably sore for the ass whoppin’ some USA kids were giving to one of their pro teams, but it was close:

The Hoyas, which are in China on a goodwill tour, were facing off with the Bayi Rockets with the score knotted at 64 when a hard foul by one of the Rockets sent what had already been a physical game over the edge

First, the aircraft carrier, now they want to go all medevil on the courts, playing our sport. London is only a year away, this kinda makes that first round USA/China match a big ticket item.

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  1. TxAg94

    I would be more inclined to think the Chinese play a little more old school basketball. The American kids are probably a little more spoiled and used to a less physical game. But when it turned physical, all their NBA training kicked in and they skipped straight to fighting.

    I admit it, I hate college and professional basketball so I am biased. The game is dumbed down to a little basketball mixed into a whole lot of penalties and free throws. It shows in the pent-up violence the players unleash, usually on spouses or party-goers.

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