Thursday, August 18, 2011

China vs Georgetown in "Basketbrawl"

Via The Washington Post August 19

Yesterday in Beijing, during the “China-U.S. Basketball Friendship Match”, a game between the Georgetown Hoyas and the Bayi Military Rockets suddenly exploded into a bench-clearing brawl after a Georgetown player was fouled. This melee included punches, tackles, and even some chair throwing by some of the players.

Also some Chinese spectators threw plastic water bottles at the Hoyas players and fans as the team quickly left the court. There reportedly was another spectator armed with a stanchion who also got involved in the chaos. The heavy-hitting game, which was held at the Olympic Sports Center Stadium court, was tied at 64 with just over nine minutes to go when this happened:

One Chinese doctoral student was quoted by Gene Wang as saying “I can tell the Chinese players provoked the conflict... The [Bayi] basketball players have got a bad habit of revenge on every small, unfair thing in the Chinese Basketball Association. It’s a hooligan’s habit.”

Here is the Chinese news video for last year's brawl between China and Brazil.

Also in today's other mini Beijing brawl, White House reporters covering Vice President Joe Biden were shoved out the exit of the Great Hall of the People by Chinese authorities...


See also: Chinese 'Kung Fu Fighting' Bicyle Video


  1. WTF! It seems like the Chinese basketball players like to fight alot. They will probably get fined pretty heavily for this.

  2. This is the start of WWIII.

  3. Thanks alot guys. Well I don't think that this will start a war, but it is really too bad that it happened and is not be good for anyone. You can see another video of this here: Georgetown basketball brawl video: Hoyas involved in melee in China

  4. You see what happens when you owe the Chinese trillions of dollars. Duh!