Post by Jon Pastuszek
September 12, 2012
Ouch. (Photo: CFP.cn)
Although the autumn winds have picked up in Beijing and the temperature has leveled into the 50s and low 60s, we’re still not quite officially out of summer yet… which means that there’s still some time for off-season basketball brawls before the new season officially starts in November.
Realizing this, Jiangsu and OKK Beograd, a Serbian professional team, came through yesterday to deliver a post-game fight that resulted in NiuBBall’s favorite cow suit-wearing guard/forward, Meng Da, getting punched in the teeth.
According to the Yangtze Evening News, the game, which was played in Yancheng, Jiangsu, the game was going on quite normally until an OKK Beograd player knocked Yi Li out of the air while going in for a layup midway through the second half. That’s when, according to the author, the game started to get tense, but both sides restrained themselves from further escalating the situation.
But, once the game ended, the Serbians came onto the floor to “provoke the Nangang players,” with one even going so far as to grab Yi Li’s neck. Rushing to the aid of their National Teammer, the entire team, including an assistant coach and assistant general manger, came onto the floor to confront their opponents.
The end result: A shot in the mouth for Meng Da and a trip to the hospital shortly after. Luckily for Meng, who sent out a Weibo a little later, he only came away with some bloody gums and a swollen mouth, both of which should be good to go in two days.
Photos from the fight.