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    What's in the air over there?

    That said, from watching the video it looks like Georgetown acted completely in self defense

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    *Facepalm*

    I agree, looks like the Chinese were being the thugs here. G-Town completely in self defense.
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    Holy *****! I swear it looks like it there was a LOT of players on the Chinese team. They seemed to have had 3-4 players jumping on one player at a time.

    It was definitely self-defense....no doubt about it. They had 4 people stomping on first individual alone.

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    All I saw was one police officer in that video.

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    All I saw was one police officer in that video.
    According to the one article, Police was present, but they didn't even make an attempt to stop the brawl.

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    That's a tough spot if you are on that Georgetown team. You want to compete and the competitive fire is burning hot, yet you have been briefed by US Officials, your coaches, your parents, teachers, etc., that this is a "good will" tour, and you are probably trying as best as possible to be on your best behavior. Meanwhile the Chinese players see matching up against a US team - college or otherwise - as a way to measure themselves. They have the same competitive fire, but probably have not been equally schooled by their respective leaders on the importance of behaving themselves.

    This shows why the NBA rule about leaving the bench is such an important rule for the safety of the players and the legitimacy of the league. The Chinese players had no instinct to stay on the bench in the melee.

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    That's a tough spot if you are on that Georgetown team. You want to compete and the competitive fire is burning hot, yet you have been briefed by US Officials, your coaches, your parents, teachers, etc., that this is a "good will" tour, and you are probably trying as best as possible to be on your best behavior. Meanwhile the Chinese players see matching up against a US team - college or otherwise - as a way to measure themselves. They have the same competitive fire, but probably have not been equally schooled by their respective leaders on the importance of behaving themselves.

    This shows why the NBA rule about leaving the bench is such an important rule for the safety of the players and the legitimacy of the league. The Chinese players had no instinct to stay on the bench in the melee.
    Good point, but that instinct seems to be lacking across the board. Who was the individual who was kicking the player who wasn't wearing a jersey?

    That's a pretty scary situation if you think about it. Anybody can attack you, and the poice will look the other way. As a player, I would refuse to play the remaining games.

    EDIT: AT the 55 second mark, you can see a "police officer" walking away from the melee.
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    in the article, it says:

    "The melee was the latest instance of on-court fighting by China, whose players have been fined tens of thousands of dollars by the world and Asian federations for scrapping with opponents."

    so apparently there's been a ugly history with these chinese players, its unfortunate that the GU players had to be involved because i could see ppl making assumptions without knowing the back story

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    Probably a scheme by Stern to discourage NBA players from signing with Chinese teams.

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    They called the game at a 64-64 tie. China'd shot 57 FTs. You can see why tempers might be flaring.

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    Wild brawl ends Georgetown’s exhibition game in China early
    By Jeff Eisenberg


    http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/basketb...n=ncaab-wp4252




    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 Bayi 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.

    The best account of what led to the melee comes from the Washington Post's Gene Wang, apparently the lone U.S. reporter in attendance.


    Wang wrote that the game was tense from the outset and had to be stopped earlier after two players exchanged words. At one point, a Rockets player even berated John Thompson III as the Georgetown coach yelled instructions to his players.

    The hard fouls and constant bickering eventually devolved into bedlam when Bayi big man Hu Ke was called for a foul against Georgetown guard Jason Clark. The senior made it clear he did not appreciate the hard foul, sparking the initial exchange of shoves that led players from both benches to run onto the court in defense of their teammates.

    Video of the melee is available at the bottom of this post and this photo gallery from Sina.com also offers several more scenes of the chaos. It was bad enough that Georgetown coach John Thompson III yanked his team off the court, made a hasty exit out of the arena with the score tied at 64 and then issued the following statement about the incident soon afterward.

    "Tonight, two great teams played a very competitive game that unfortunately ended after heated exchanges with both teams," Thompson said. "We sincerely regret that this situation occurred. We remain grateful for the opportunity our student athletes are having to engage in a sport they love here in China, while strengthening their understanding of a nation we respect and admire at Georgetown University."

    It's unclear whether Georgetown will continue its 11-day exhibition tour of China or not, but the Hoyas certainly have had a memorable trip so far.

    Wednesday's impromptu visit with Biden once seemed like the most exciting part of the trip. Now that's a distant second.


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    That was absolutely pathetic. I understand things get heated, but leave the chairs and fans out of it. Not to mention kicking the crap out of the kid on the floor.

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    Ya that Chinese team is pathetic... I have read a few stories now of them fighting on-court with their opponents..
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    They called the game at a 64-64 tie. China'd shot 57 FTs. You can see why tempers might be flaring.
    57!??? by then, i'd be aiming my punches towards the refs

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    I heard that they have had several incidents as well.

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    Ive heard from a couple of people (Kemo, PurduePacer) that they've had multiple incidents.

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    Ya I heard from my uncle twice removed, that his ex girlfriend's kid's highschool teacher's son had a friend whos dad's brother's wife dated a guy before they got married, who has seen it first hand...



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    Anybody think that chinese team has had problems before?

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    Is the guy in the middle even on the team? No uniform...

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    The foul differential was pretty bad and another case of refs letting things get out of hand.

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    So, was Jamaal looking for a dustpan behind the stands?

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    Looks to me like the Chinese team wanted some publicity.

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    Since Roy used to be a Hoya, I wonder if the media can somehow spin this to blame the Pacers...

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