Fans hurl objects on court after McGrady plays sparingly in pre-season game

Upset that Tracy McGrady played a total of 98 seconds, fans in Shandong province hurled water bottles and lighters onto the court.

They say you haven’t officially experienced the Chinese Basketball Association until you’ve witnessed fans pelt the floor with lighters, cups and bottles…

Tracy McGrady (and D.J. Mbenga), welcome to professional basketball in China!

Today marked the final game of the Qingdao Eagles’ pre-season schedule. Played in Binzhou, Shandong province, the game was to serve as a final warm-up match for the team and their star, McGrady, to find their legs and be ready for their season opener on Sunday at Fujian. It was also an opportunity for fans to:

A: Attend a CBA game, something that Binzhou-ians would otherwise have no way of seeing.
B: Watch a seven-time All-Star and a China basketball icon, T-Mac, something that Binzhou-ians would otherwise have no chance in hell of ever seeing. Ever.

Things started out promising: Playing against an international all-star team, McGrady scored five points in the first two minutes and the Eagles stormed off to a 13-0 run to start the game. McGrady was then subbed out. And then he sat. For a really long time. Actually, he sat for the rest of the game; 46 minutes, to be exact.

Anticipation turned into disappointment, disappointment turned into anger… and then, upset that they wasted their money on a ticket to merely see Shang Ping play, fans inside the stadium did what Chinese fans usually do when they’re mad. They chucked stuff onto the court.

T-Mac, being the good guy that he is, took the microphone and went to center court after the game to apologize to the fans and to thank them for their support. Then, he went further with his new job as peacemaker, throwing souvenirs into the crowd. Good thing he’s getting his practice in now… Qingdao plays on the road at Shanxi on December 21.

,

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Chinese fans not amused by Tracy McGrady’s limited playing time, shower court with debris | Off the Bench - November 22, 2012

    [...] Video here. [...]

  2. » Fans Upset Over Tracy McGrady’s Paltry Playing Time Litter Court With Debris Beijing Cream - November 22, 2012

    [...] then took a seat on the bench. He sat for the next 46 minutes, until the final buzzer. As Jon Pastuszek of NiuBBall — a site that, even in preseason, never takes a seat — reports: Anticipation turned [...]

  3. SLAM ONLINE | » Fans in China Threw Stuff on the Court When Tracy McGrady Sat Out - November 22, 2012

    [...] showed their displeasure with Tracy McGrady’s decision to sit out most of a preseason game, by hurling various objects onto the basketball court. Yikes. Per NIUBBALL: “Played in Binzhou, Shandong province, the [...]

Leave a Reply

Yeni bir olusum icine girdigimiz son gunlerde sektorde o kadar cok ipsiz sapsiz turemeye basladi ki artik porno seyretme keyfi kalmadi millette. Tabii bir de bunun ustune yeni yasalar ve yeni sacmaliklar eklenince insan iyice zivanadan cikip artik bilgisayar yerine mobil porno tercih ediyor. Bir de tum bunlardan ciktigimizda insanlarin son donemlerde cok secici olarak kaliteli ve porno izleye basladiklarini goruyoruz. Tabi biz sizlere yine de izlemeniz icin rus porno izlemenizi oneriyoruz.