Georgetown-China Game Becomes An International Incident

This is not good.

What began as a goodwill trip to China for the Georgetown men’s basketball team turned violent Thursday night, when its exhibition game against the Bayi Rockets deteriorated into a melee during which players exchanged blows, chairs were thrown and spectators tossed full water bottles as Hoyas players and coaches headed to the locker room at Olympic Sports Center Stadium.

Georgetown Coach John Thompson III pulled his players off the court with 9 minutes 32 seconds left in the game and the scored tied at 64 after a chaotic scene in which members of both teams began throwing punches and tackling one another.

As bad as this was, it could have been worse.  Vice President Joe Biden was there for the first half, but he left before all this went down.  

You know what makes a basket-brawl look even worse?  Still photos like this one.  

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