China-Brazil Basketball Brawl (Friendly match!)

  1. China-Brazil Basketball Brawl (Friendly match!)

    This simultaneously funny and outrageous. Please do see the video




    YouTube - China Vs Brazil brawl (fight) FULL altercation here 10/12/2010


    Tough Talk After China Basketball Brawl



    The brawl that broke out Tuesday between the Chinese men’s national basketball team and Brazil’s team in the central Chinese city of Xuchang has been met mostly with condemnation, with such values as sportsmanship and hospitality dominating the conversation. But amid the disdain for the violence, a few unapologetic voices are pointing to the unwritten rules of the sport.


    The Chinese Basketball Association apologized Wednesday for the bench-clearing fight, which followed tempers flaring over rough play and disputed foul calls. Both teams cleared the court, and the game was called off when members of the Chinese team attacked the Brazilians on their way back to the locker room. The Brazil team refused to return to the court or to play in Wednesday’s game, the fourth scheduled match in the, er, friendly series. When both teams flew back to Beijing on Wednesday, AP reported, at least one Chinese player wore a neck brace.

    The CBA said Wednesday it would put on hold the team’s preparations for the Asian Games, scheduled for November in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, to give the players time to “deeply reflect.” The association also said the entire team would be forced to attend classes on sportsmanship, and certain players would be punished for the actions during the fight.
    Amid all the blame-throwing, though, an editorial in China’s Economic Observer asks: Why do we have to say sorry?


    Citing the Chinese team’s reputation for fighting in recent years, the newspaper notes a speech by the team’s previous head coach, Jonas Kazlauskas, following an infamous clash with Puerto Rico in 2005: “In his speech, Kazlauskas told the team that if a fight breaks out and the Chinese appear to lose, other international teams will believe that the Chinese basketball team is weak and will use foul play as a tool in future matches.”


    The paper adds: “The fact that so many players took part, when seen from another angle, indicates that the team is united and courageous.”


    While international and professional sports associations may frown on such rationalization, the independent newspaper isn’t alone in its tough-guy playground mentality. Comments across the Chinese Internet suggest that shaking hands and making nice isn’t as easy as it seems—nor, necessarily, is it called for.


    “The court is like a battlefield,” wrote one reader at the popular Netease portal. “Your brother-in-arms is wounded for no reason, gets rocked, you can’t let that stand. It’s a matter of principle.”


    The latest basketball fight also seemed to touch an historical nerve: Some Chinese take pride in their players dispelling—with kicks and punches—the aged stereotype of China as the so-called sick man of Asia. According to this view, the men’s basketball team, tired of being pushed around, is fighting back against the bullies of the world.


    “Watching this video gets my blood boiling,” one poster at the Mop.com bulletin board wrote. “Makes me wish I could have rushed in there with my own fists and legs. Of course, if it had been Japan, that would have been better.”


    “If the Eight-Nation Alliance Army came here, you’d welcome them wouldn’t you?” wrote another at Netease—referring to an alliance of foreign armies that marched on Beijing in 1900 to quell the Boxer Uprising—in response to a post criticizing the team for being uncivilized.
    It remains unclear what historical animosity exists between China and Brazil or Puerto Rico that would explain such a violent display of force, but then, that’s probably not the point.


    —Miguel Gonzalez Jr.
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    http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2...ketball-brawl/
    Last edited by arun; 15/10/2010 at 11:07 PM. Reason: Moving video to OP

  2. LOL Look at china's number 8 in the picture.

  3. Here's the full video from YouTube:

    *MOVED TO OP*
    Last edited by arun; 15/10/2010 at 11:06 PM. Reason: Moving video to OP

  4. feisty fucks.

  5. Gaffer's Avatar GafferPremium Member
    Premium Member
    I was there

  6. That, was, freaking, epic!

    I love basketball fights.

  7. The Chinese coach is the one who incited this, I think. Just look at him banging the table of the officials and throwing a violent tantrum. No wonder his players were "inspired"! And all this in a friendly game!!! It looks as if a few fans also joined in later

    Hmm, this is not the best OP, though. There is no video there and the news article is all wrong

    But the pic has a good effect, no?

    PS. I love all sport brawls, as long as they don't get too violent.

  8. Joss's Avatar JossPremium Member
    Premium Member
    Quote Originally Posted by arun View Post
    The Chinese coach is the one who incited this, I think. Just look at him banging the table of the officials and throwing a violent tantrum. No wonder his players were "inspired"! And all this in a friendly game!!! It looks as if a few fans also joined in later

    Hmm, this is not the best OP, though. There is no video there and the news article is all wrong
    The chinese players were SO violent! I mean I know it's the point of a brawl, but they were stamping on the Brazil players etc. Fucking funny though

  9. belz's Avatar belz
    Star Player
    the Chinese are fucked up, period.

  10. From what I've heard, apparently it's a deep-rooted thing. To show any sign of weakness is to show China as being weak.

    Nutcases...

  11. The chinese team have been ordered to attend classes about good sportsmanship.

  12. Quote Originally Posted by GodCubed View Post
    From what I've heard, apparently it's a deep-rooted thing. To show any sign of weakness is to show China as being weak.

    Nutcases...
    I agree with u fucking nutters

  13. Oh dear, I lol'd too hard at that.


  14. It's fucked up how scared the Brazilian's were to defend their own player despite him being kicked by about 10 Chinese guys, what a bunch of losers. Surely there is some sort of like lifetime ban that needs to be handed out on China, that shits fucked up..

  15. agreed with Andy such bs, that number 8 needs to be banned and fined for like a year, the coach needs to be fired and banned as well, fighting is really not cool, especially when the other ppl are not evening fighting back!



  16. Maybe the Chinese misunderstood basketball for Kung Fu or something?

  17. Gaffer's Avatar GafferPremium Member
    Premium Member
    Lol at the people saying Chinese people are nutters. Until you have been to China and actually met the people you can shut the fuck up and put your ignorance where no one can see it.

  18. I would be so tempted if i was a fan to just run out and kick some Chinese ass

  19. Gaffer's Avatar GafferPremium Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by UTO! View Post
    I would be so tempted if i was a fan to just run out and kick some Chinese ass
    You seen the muscles on that guy? He'd rip you up like paper

  20. If I was Brazilian I would be praying to God that Jackie Chan wasnt there ..

  21. Quote Originally Posted by Gaffer View Post
    Lol at the people saying Chinese people are nutters. Until you have been to China and actually met the people you can shut the fuck up and put your ignorance where no one can see it.
    But these guys clearly are nutters, the evidence is right in front of you.....

  22. Wow, look at the chinese team breaking the truce at 1:37. I doubt they would have the balls to do that if the game was played in Brazil.

  23. Gaffer's Avatar GafferPremium Member
    Premium Member
    Quote Originally Posted by Aannddyy View Post
    But these guys clearly are nutters, the evidence is right in front of you.....
    Tell me where the logic is in making the assumption that all Chinese people must act the same as one guy on the Chinese basketball team. I mean seriously.

  24. Yeah the American coach Donewald has a history of getting his teams mad

  25. First I was like , then I

  26. Quote Originally Posted by Gaffer View Post
    Tell me where the logic is in making the assumption that all Chinese people must act the same as one guy on the Chinese basketball team. I mean seriously.
    Nobody has made that assumption.... Calm down.

  27. Quote Originally Posted by belz View Post
    the Chinese are fucked up, period.
    You generalize the whole race basing on one incident? Genius.

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