InsideHoops.com has a chilling account of an ugly incident in Turkey in which an Israeli team was pelted with debris and then rushed by angry fans before a EuroCup game against a Turkish team was about to tip off.
InsideHoops.com editor Jeff Lenchiner spoke with two eyewitnesses, including a member of the Israeli team, Sean Munson, who played college ball at Wagner.
"We are all good and safe," Munson said. "We are in the hotel right now with police outside protecting us. … We were in the locker room for three hours waiting for the police escort to clear the street back to our hotel. They were throwing coins, pens, lighters, and one shoe during the warmups. We finished the introduction of players and shook the other team’s hands and then it got quiet in the gym for about a minute. Then the crowd rushed the court. The game was seconds from starting.”