Basketball Fight in Russia, Video, Much Different than NBA. Yes, they are much different. This video is from Russia Today, 10-31-08. The players from Lokomotiv Rostov and Spartak St. Petersburg both got in a little brawl. 16 players were removed from the game. After the refs were done booting guys out of the game, it was a 3 on 3 game. WOW! The player that started it all was X Arizona Wildcat Joseph Blair, ans he was not even ejected.
How was this different than an NBA fight.
- Someone was actually hurt. You can not see it connect, because of the camera angle, but you can see his arm move over. That is a right cross on the side of his head. #50 Blair rocks that guys house @ 6 seconds into the vid. You can see it perfectly in the second video
- Blair is bouncing around like a boxer after a bout. He wants more. He is not looking for players to “hold him back”, like so many NBA players are cordial enough to do.
- As the injured player leaves the court his “Trainer” throws stuff into the audience, and then it looks like he does the Russian equivalent to a bird flip at the audience members. He does it several times. Oddly enough, that is not even mentioned by the reporter.
- Then, last but not least, the next story on the docket is Chess. I think the last time Chess was on ESPN, Fischer was yelling antisemitic comments @ Jeremy Schapp.
Here is the vid. The second video is the extended live version, but you do not see the bird flipping.