The world today seems absolutely crackers,
With nuclear bombs to blow us all sky high.
There’s fools and idiots sitting on the trigger.
It’s depressing and it’s senseless, and that’s why…
I like Chinese.
I like Chinese.
They only come up to your knees,
Yet they’re always friendly, and they’re ready to please.
That, of course, is a song from Monty Python which both praises and mocks China. It is also a tune which the Georgetown Hoya’s will probably not be singing for some time, if ever. You see, in the China craze that has persisted during the NBA lockout it seemed to all be fun and games. There was talk of a barnstorming circuit of NBA players touring the country, many players have in fact toured the country on vacation, and a Chinese team joined the ranks of just about every other team on the planet in trying to lure Kobe Bryant to play for them. Everyone was all smiles. Until this incident with Georgetown. Here at the Beef we do not regularly do posts about college programs but this one was just too unbelievable to pass on.
The Hoya’s are currently on an eleven-day tour of China, the brawl happened on the second day of that tour in an exhibition game against the Bayi Rockets in Beijing. It was ugly with the Chinese players throwing chairs and fans throwing bottles. It looked like Nenad Krstic was on the court.With one swift motion China is no longer the gem of the summer. Instead they are now relegated to the ranks of the rest of the world in terms of a lack basketball sportsmanship. Perhaps the Chinese were just mad at the United State’s credit downgrade by S&P. The U.S. is in quite a bit of debt to China. As for the Hoya’s here is hoping that they have Hillary Clinton on speed dial and the next time they travel abroad maybe they should think about hitting the bag more in practice because they got stomped.