Skip to comments.Massive brawl breaks out between Australia and Philippines during FIBA Basketball World Cup
Posted on 07/02/2018 12:08:36 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
A recent FIBA basketball game between Australia and the Philippines has made waves due to the breakout of what has been called "the biggest basketball brawl since the Malice at the Palace."
Members of the Philippines squad cleared the bench for the fight, and one NBA player, Milwaukee Center, Thon Maker, got involved in the fight.
It started when Australia's Daniel Kickert fouled Filipino guard Roger Pogoy and in response Jayson Castro threw a punch and former NBA journeyman Andray Blatche shoved an Australian player," according to Scooby Jaxson of Sports Illustrated.
Australia and The Philippines were meeting for a game during the first round of Asian qualifiers for the FIBA basketball World Cup.
But the players from the Philippines seemed pretty pleased with themselves for what had transpired.
A whopping nine players were ejected from the games, 9 Filipinos and Four Australians, meaning that, according to Fox Sports Australia, the game had to continue five-versus-three.
Basketball Australia, the sport's governing body in Australia, has released a statement saying, "Basketball Australia deeply regrets the incident in tonight's match between the Boomers and the Philippines in Manila. We are extremely disappointed with what happened and our role in it . . . We apologise to our fans and will await the penalties to be handed down."
FIBA, meanwhile, has announced that disciplinary proceedings have been opened against both teams.
VIDEO OF THE BRAWL HERE:
Japan upsetting Belgium 2-0 for the moment. The announcers are apoplictic say its unbeleivable because Belgium so heavily favored.
2-0 sounds more like a baseball score than basketball.
Sounds like Australia and the Philippines need some of those “midnight basketball” programs that the Clintoon/Algore administration came up with. It’s the only way we’re going to end all of this violence.
So sorry thought we were talking about the FIFA World Cup
“2-0 sounds more like a baseball score than basketball.
Unless it was Yankees,Red Sox last night. (Sigh.)
Rudy Tomjanovich, iirc.
The prayers are rearry short. And the hoops are rearry high. That whey the scores stay row. Nobody can sram dunk the barr. Besides, it's onry the third quarter.
Well, a very recent Filipino national hero is Manny Pacquiao, so is anyone surprised that they got their sports mixed up?
Did Duterte shoot all the Aussies?
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