Thursday, August 18th, 2011 at 10:57 am  |  75 responses

UPDATE WITH VIDEO: Georgetown and Chinese Team Have Ugly Brawl

Watch the bench-clearing fight.

by David Cassilo / @dcassilo

UPDATE: Here’s the video via Sports Grid

Like many college teams this time of year, Georgetown is overseas, playing a series of games against international opponents. Unlike many other teams, one of these games ended in a brawl.

The Hoyas are in China right now, and while details are sketchy at this point, according to Gene Wang of the Washington Post, benches cleared in the fourth quarter, with bottles and chairs being thrown at the team. John Thompson III pulled the team off the court, and the game ended.

You can find a few pictures here that show the gravity of the incident, and for now, that is all the information there is.

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  • http://nasteedunx.blogspot.com Nasteedunx

    NEVER get involved in a land war in Asia.

  • http://nasteedunx.blogspot.com Nasteedunx

    Wu Tang Clan ain’t nuthin’ ta…

  • robb

    Chinese No. 5 got owned.

  • http://nasteedunx.blogspot.com Nasteedunx

    Anybody remember this one?


  • http://slamonline.com YKnot

    Remember when the chinese team got into a huge brawl last year with another international team? Is this a pattern? No wonder Kobe decided not to ball there!

  • John

    LOL at Nasteedunx at 11:07. Everybody’s kung-fu fighting….

  • Jer dawg

    The Chinese fighting is shameful given their “image.”
    Their government will have something to say about their behavior in this incident. However, it could be bunch of Chinese kids listening to angry Western music that influenced this. Who knows what influenced them? 50
    Cent, Jay Z, Kanye, Lady Gaga?

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    Not good for the game.

  • http://www.slamonline.com UNFROZEN CAVEMAN LAWYER


  • http://www.fiba.com Darksaber

    The youtube-ification of Slamonline’s comments section progresses at an alarming rate.
    A ‘person’ makes a remark about monkeys from GT represening (spelling be damned, eh u racist c*nt?) and nobody reacts.
    This is a disgrace. More and more xenophobic comments are being posted on what was once the most interesting bball forum around.
    If there ever was a time to start implementing the section rules stated below (where’s your annoyed reaction now, Susan), it would be now, before this place turns into yet another hate-fest like can be found allover the www.

  • Lan

    Could it be the trashtalk? It’s probably not a regular thing over in China compared to America. Unless starting a fight is the only way to save “face” rather than lose to college kids.

  • LA Huey

    Yeah, didn’t a Chinese team get into it with Puerto Rico last year? Come on, this aint baseball or hockey.

  • LA Huey

    Oh, and they sure do love stomping on cats when they hit the ground. Ruthless.

  • John

    Precursors to WW3? We should just nuke them. Oh wait, they have ICBMs too. F**k it, let’s nuke them anyway. (After John makes his way to Canada)

  • bike

    China want US to pay up on the 1.2 trillion we owe ‘em.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    I often wonder if it makes more sense to ignore or engage. Ignoring can seem like condoning, but engaging only gives stuff credence. I just engaged in a heated argument with some former classmates over a bigoted Facebook status they were passing around, and while I brought some perspective, I doubt I changed any minds. It’s a tough decision.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    They got into it with Brazil last year.
    It shows a total lack of good sportsmanship, I hope this event and the one last year are more isolated incidents than the norm.
    And they’re lucky they faced a John Thomspon III team and not one of the 80′s/90′s John Thompson Jr. teams cause had that been the case…poor them.
    As for the oppressor, just another person who wouldn’t ever say that in the real world but has brass balls online cause they can hide behind a screen name.

  • ktokyo

    Again? Man, this is disappointing. The Chinese are starting to get a reputation for their poor sportsmanship after also fighting with Brazil. I’m not surprised though because American players do talk a lot of trash and show up their opponents but that’s a big no no in Chinese culture. They’d rather fight than lose face.

  • respect

    the chinese refs were CHEATING! for china which got georgetown players and coaches frustrated, theres a report a chinese player yelled in JT3′s so that couldve also led to fighting

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Bayi Rockets. I knew that name sounded familiar.
    It’s a team of army cats. They play in the CBA but their members are also in the People’s Liberation Army.
    So in other words this was a bunch of soldiers fighting with a bunch of college kids.
    That makes it even worse, in my opinion, if you’re in the military and lack the discipline to not let a trivial exhibition basketball game escalate into an all-out brawl.

  • http://nasteedunx.blogspot.com Nasteedunx

    One dude is stomping and isn’t even wearing a uniform, he’s got on khaki shorts and a tennis shirt… is he even on the team? Hey, maybe the CBA will require a dress code now! :)

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Ignore friends. Ignore.

  • http://www.twitter.com/nflem41 Nicolas Fleming

    I was surprised it was ignored for as long as it was. Jesus, the world is pitiful at times. Oh well, nothing to see here…

  • http://www.slamonline.com Max

    Darksaber going HAM, he is right though.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Max

    Darksaber going HAM, he is right though.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Max

    I also want to see a vid.

  • John

    Co-sign ktokyo. Chalk it up to cultural differences. Trash talking is a universally accepted part of basketball here in the States, but the Chinese likely view it as disrespectful. Of course Chinese ppl aren’t Japanese ppl, but they’re both Asian, and the whole seppuku thing in Japan was all about honor. Honor and shame are big parts of their cultures, but that’s just one armchair idiot’s opinion.

  • LA Huey

    I believe we should not directly respond directly to the bigotry and appeal to the SLAMOnline to clean up comments.

  • Saku 39


  • Hollywood26

    They have video on worldstar. Link is below. Seems that one of the Georgetown players took another blow and got pissed so he threw a forearm. He subsequently got rushed and some dude ran from off court to get the stomp in. Then the world explodes and everyone gets to swinging.


  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    So let’s be honest here, who started it?

  • Riggs

    Chinese team started it. The ball was loose and two of their players pretty much threw a hoyas player to the ground. He got pissed and shoved one of them and they all jumped him. By the time the rest of the georgetown team realized what was happening he was getting jumped by everyone, and every idiot official or person in charge watching didn’t even bother to stop it until it was too late.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    the idiocy in here aside – this fight was terrible. a professional team acted that way? regardless of who started the altercation, there was no reason for 4 Chinese Players & 1 staff member/reserve player to rush the one Georgetown player, not in that fashion. And the non-jersey wearing guy immediately started stomping the Georgetown kid. Whatever really caused this needs to be explained to me, cuz this just looks really bad, wouldn’t be surprised if the NCAA bans their teams from doing these out of the country anymore.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    nbk hit the nail right on the head.
    Regardless of who started it, we’ve got a college, amateur team going up against a professional basketball team, and they did not in the least act in a “professional” manner.
    These are grown-a** men, in their late 20’s and 30’s, stomping on 19, 20 year old kids. As I pointed out before, grown-a** men who serve their COUNTRY and are thus representatives of not only their team, but their military and country as well.
    Whiskey tango foxtrot….

  • bike

    What the world needs now is love, sweet love. It’s the only thing that there is just too little of…What the world needs now……..

  • Klemperer

    I could be wrong, but I didn’t read those bigoted remarks as anything other than a failed attempt to reference Billy Packer’s AI comment. Some people just need to grow up and stop making everything a joke.

  • http://www.yamahyouth.com Germs


  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    That was a disgrace… Also, some insanely stupid comments to both Chinese and black people. SMH. The amount of racist comments on Youtube is exponentially worse, though. So many idiots on the Interwebs these days.

  • http://www.yamahyouth.com Germs

    BTW, cosign Darksaber. SLAMonline is getting less better. Come on guys, don’t let this beautiful site slip.

  • ktokyo

    After reading a bit more about the incident, seeing the video, and taking into account that the Chinese team was professional vs. college kids, this is a ridiculous, shameful act by the pro team. The pro team was acting like a bunch of 7th-graders?!! There should be a genuine, public apology from the pro team to Georgetown University. I’ve played in foreign countries as the only visible minority and experienced being a spectacle to fans, etc. and it is very hard to maintain your cool when the opposing team, refs and fans are against you. Plus it was the HOME TEAM that lost its cool!! Pathetic.

  • http://dskjfl.com Jukai

    You know, obviously the Chinese team should be punished for this… but that aside, I really feel the college teams should be warned about this. This isn’t the NBA or NCAA. The chinese national team is KNOWN for this… it looks like that kid thought he’d be in a one-on-one style brawl with everyone else separating it. He went right after the chinese guy who pushed him (from the video anyway) and didn’t expect the others to crowd him. The Georgetown kids had no idea what was going on, and quickly got stomped.
    Once again, this isn’t the NBA. This is serious.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Wonder what the NCAA will do about this. Knowing them, they’ll probably susspend half the Georgetown team for half the season. SMH…

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    These black dudes got beat down, sad. Chinese team put some stomping on this wack Georgetown team. Georgetwon player got mad, put fists up, got stomped. I have seen things like this happen in real life. No big deal, I thought the players would do better in a street fight.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Wow, Seed.

  • robb

    China’s always getting into fights. That’s what repression can do to people.

  • http://dskjfl.com Jukai

    Seed, could you explain to the entire forum why you thought the players would do better in a street fight, even though the Chinese team is older and is known to be far more aggresive? Any…. reason for that?

  • That Dude

    The way the Chinese Team and fans acted were absolutely disgraceful. As a Chinese person I’m really embarrassed and shamed by this. If the CBA/Chinese Authorities had any class they should punish the Bayi Rockets big time.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    @ robb: What kind of repression… Like housing 25% of the world’s prison population? Oh wait, that’s America. Sorry.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    On a serious note, The Seed’s comment is… just wow.
    @ Jukai: The Chinese team isn’t the same team that brawled with Brazil. These guys are a CBA team. The other brawl was the national team. However, like Enigmatic said, the Bayi Rockets are a team of freaking army men… Not exactly a fair fight against 18-19 year old college kids. Both side shouldn’t have done what they did, though. It was an exhibition game, for crying out loud.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Max

    Seed, go watch some 04 tape…

  • John

    Technically, the Chinese players do represent the army, but I doubt that they actually do army sh*t. Their jobs in the army are to play ball.
    And Seed, hate to pile on, but you need to go sit in the corner and reflect.

  • http://360special.blogspot.com/ dev0

    disgustingly dirty bench-clearing + group stomping

  • http://sdfklf.com Jukai

    Teddy: My bad, I assumed Georgetown was playing the national team, I didn’t know it was a CBA team. The fights were very similar, tho, it’s just different from an American basketball fight. I bet that kid thought it was just gonna be him and the Chinese player he was getting into it with and those cats swarmed him. When the other Georgetown players went to get involved in the fight, they were kind of caught of guard too. It’s a different mentality… probably something that should be warned about. “Don’t trash talk these guys, they’re easily offended and freaking swarm”

  • NBP11

    Dude, I just shook my head when I saw this and yelled out “again?!”
    These fools put the Chinese to shame for real. First Puerto Rico, then Brazil, and now G-Town?

    Even if the team is not consisted of the same folks people need to know that they all were representing the country of China. Peeps are seeing these Chinese basketball players losing composure all the freaking time. Gosh, play tough. AND seriously, stop ganging up on the players on the other team. Damn at least fight like a man, mano-a-mano!

    What a shame.

  • http://www.fiba.com Darksaber

    As for the “brawl” itself, what a freaking mess.
    Guys from the CBA team grabbing chairs, one of the guards actually karate-chopped someone, then proceeded to hammer him while he was on the floor…
    Jeeesus, FIBA needs to lay down the law here, seems that things might be getting out of control in terms of conduct in chinese Basketball.

  • http://jayemmbee23.tumblr.com Clutch Performer

    thats a disgrace id love for them to try and pull that on an nba especially a more bad boy team ala the celtics, lakers and to an extent the heat. and stomping mans when they are down already and doing it in group fashion reeks of coward and against guys who are boys in comparison

  • t-sizzle

    this isn’t even about georgetown being boys in comparison or being not tough enough.. no NBA team would dare fight back any more than they did in such an openly hostile territory where it’s freaking 10 against 1 everywhere you turn. nobody’s sane person would fight back there, no matter how how badass they are

  • hagekg

    FINALLY, china basketball is exposed with their true colours

  • http://adventoutpost.com Syl

    The dude on the baseline got chop with a mean right hand then proceeded to get punched three or four times

  • http://twitter.com/BeezKneezy LA Huey

    FIBA should come down on the Chinese team (players and organization) hard. The world would be livid had this been some foreign, college-aged squad getting this kind of treatment against the Austin Toros in Texas.

  • http://n.a. alfonso

    虫 人

  • ktokyo

    Not that it’s any excuse, but this may have had something to do with the Chinese players’ rage:


  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Man, them old “Jailblazers” teams woulda wiped the floor with them though, lol.
    Zach Randolph, Jermaine O’Neal and Rasheed Wallace alone woulda took out half the Bayi squad.
    But I digress…

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    ^ Nah, I’m not so sure about that. I don’t think any modern (meaning post-’80s and ’90s bruisers) NBA team would actually engage in a bench clearing brawl like that. The exception being, of course, Ron-Ron’s Pacers. I also don’t recall Rasheed Wallace actually fighting anyone–he talks a lot, but rarely have I seen him throw a punch, correct me if I’m wrong. Jermaine O’Neal would be the only one to fear, really, although Zach does like to punch people… Even his own teammates (Ruben Patterson) and people he thinks are kissing him (Lou Amundson).

  • http://www.slamonline.com Max

    Tony Allen could fight against 10 people lol

  • vtrobot

    I don’t care who you are, or what country you’re from, if a fight breaks out and the first thing you do is pick up a chair, I’m pretty sure you’re a pu$$y. Also, stomping on a dude on the ground, who’s already being stomped on by multiple people is rather weak. Shout out to Dark and the real SLAM fam. Peace.

  • fruizm

    pretty shameful for both squads….i just hope that China invites Mexico to play over there….Mexico sucks in basketball, but if a brawl like that starts, its OVER.

  • anonymous

    People have to understand the psyche of people in China. Xenophobia still very much exists in China, especially against Americans. Propaganda from the government has formed an us-against-the-world mentality among Chinese people. Moreover, Chinese people are probably the most proud people in the world and trash-talking and showing someone up is viewed as very disrespectful.

    Also, a lot of top Chinese athletes have titles in the People’s Libertation Army but they’re really not soldiers. It’s mainly a ruse to add more prestige to the army (and the national team), which is yet more propaganda.

  • Kinetik

    i want to kill them all chinese stupid players‼ i want to kill them all‼ they can’t play ball and they can’t fight too‼

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    @ anonymous: What the hell are you even talking about? Xenophobia exists no more in China than it does in the rest of the world. Us-against-the-world my @ss, China has consistently developed international relations with countries even NATO is afraid of.
    Please, just stop it with the “Red Scare” revisionism! Propaganda is NOT a phenomenon unique to China by any means. What group of countries fights more wars based on propaganda than NATO?

  • bob saila

    Embarrassing for the home team. Wasn’t good conduct. Same goes for elements in the crowd.

    Similar happens everywhere on occasion too. Seen plenty of fights/brawls from America and Europe. Doubtless occurs everywhere else.

    Likely it’ll be a black mark on the record of those involved. Same deal as Artest been mostly known for getting into the crowd.

  • http://philosopher.view@blogspot.com The Philosopher

    All of them.

  • 王治郅

    I’m in china right now, and basketball fans here are disgusted by the actions of the Bayi Rockets. For the record, The Bayi Rockets are technically in the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) but don’t participate with the military. The just have entry level military training to classify them as soldiers.

  • M5

    I can understand how things can get heated when the free throw discrepancy is 57 to 15 in favor of the home team.