Yo, what is really good with these fans in China throwing isht on the court??? Guess J.R. Smith isn’t the only baller to run into some foul play from fans in China:
Former NBA star Stephon Marbury, the highest-profile player to join the Chinese Basketball Association, has denied he hit a fan when tempers flared at the end of a tense game in China.
The alleged victim was aired on Chinese television showing what he claimed were bruises inflicted by the former NBA star at the end of a game that saw Marbury’s Beijing Ducks lose to his former club Shanxi Brave Dragons on Monday.
“That never happened. I have no reason to punch somebody, especially a fan. I would never punch a fan in the face. That does not make any sense and I think that he is a liar,” Marbury said.
Marbury had been in top form Monday, scoring 25 points in the hotly-contested semi-final. But the last minutes of the game were interrupted when Shanxi supporters threw debris and water bottles onto the court, forcing the Beijing players to huddle together mid-court, the official Xinhua news agency said.
The flare-up follows another high-profile altercation in the summer of 2011, when players from a domestic team called Beijing Bayi attacked opponents from the visiting Georgetown University during an exhibition game.
Fans also threw water bottles at the Washington DC-based basketball team as they left the court.
Marbury, who had a reputation for petulant behavior when he played with the New York Knicks, writes a column for state-run newspaper China Daily and often speaks of his love for China and the domestic game.
He is learning the language and has a tattoo of his Chinese name “Mabuli” across his forearm.
Sounds like the Forum ain’t got isht on these Chinese stadiums when it comes to ballgame brawlin’. Poor lil Stephon, hope this doesn’t send him back to the Vaseline jar.