Mar. 17, 2016
Chinese Basketball team fights Opposing Fans at team hotel
This wasn't pretty. A bad look for the Chinese Basketball Association as the league winds down its season with the finals.
Wednesday, the Liaoning Fighting Leopards won a hard fought CBA finals game with the Sichuan Blue Whales 109-104 though they trail the Blue Whales 2-1 in the championship series.
The Fighting Leopards, families in tow made their way back to the team hotel after the game when they were confronted by a group of Sichuan fans who began to heckle them. And apparently not in a polite way.
It got ugly as players confronted unruly fans...and then this...
Apparently the league rules offer an 8-10 game ban for this type of brawl. But this being the league championship series that likely won't happen.
Still, not a pretty picture or image for Chinese Sports...or their fans.