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Video: Ugly fight erupts at D-League game

Posted on: April 4, 2011 3:11 pm
 
Here's video of an ugly fight that occurred during a D-League game. Posted by Ben Golliver.

Look, it's the D-League, so I won't bore you with anything but the most pertinent details. A big fight broke out and it occured on a basketball court and there were definitely some punches thrown and heads locked in a giant skirmish that was prompted by an overly flirtatious screen. 

The grapplers were Scottie Reynolds, of moderate fame from Villanova, and Connor Atchley, a player whose parents might not recognize if he didn't have a jersey with his name on it. During the fourth quarter of a game between the Springfield Armor and the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, Atchley set a weird pick on Reynolds who responded in the most violent way possible: throwing him to the ground and beating the stuffing out of him as the referees stood around and watched. Eventually, the benches cleared and broke things up.

Via RidiculousUpside.com, here's video of their altercation that saw multiple ejections and will likely lead to multiple suspensions as well. 


The quote of the night came from Rio Grande Valley Vipers coach Chris Finch, who told TheMonitor.com that he was ejected for doing what the referees should have been doing.
 "I was shocked," Finch said. "The decision was made because they said I escalated it, and that couldn’t be further from the truth. I pulled Reynolds off of Atchley. No one else would pull them off. The referees ran away from the situation. Then, it was a matter of getting them separated in a pile. I don’t know how they feel that’s escalating. Coaches are allowed to get on the court to break it up and that’s what I did."
God bless Finch for his honesty. But can you imagine how much he would be fined if he made those comments about NBA officials? 
Comments

Since: Jan 10, 2007
Posted on: April 4, 2011 6:57 pm
 

Video: Ugly fight erupts at D-League game

Since when does being able to break up a fight make you a good or bad referee? Seems like she should a called a friggin foul on someone.



Since: Feb 14, 2007
Posted on: April 4, 2011 6:51 pm
 

Video: Ugly fight erupts at D-League game

its a good thing niether of these players will ever play in the real NBA



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: April 4, 2011 6:11 pm
 

Video: Ugly fight erupts at D-League game

And what exactly was the female refereee trying to accomplish by standing over at the scorer's table, well away from the fight?  Did she want to make sure the timekeeper and stats guy did not join in the fray?
Yeah, she was horrible.  She just froze.  She looked like a fan or bench player trying to see what's going on without getting involved.  The other ref was involved, trying to separate.

Someone needs to check Scottie Reynolds' meds.  Dude absolutely tripped a switch.  The pick wasn't "weird" (hey, good reporting) - Reynold's push through Atchley's legs after getting picked was weird.  Atchley had they "what's wrong with THAT dude?" look the entire time. 



Since: Apr 2, 2007
Posted on: April 4, 2011 6:10 pm
 

Video: Ugly fight erupts at D-League game

What's the point of making the comment about the second player being unrecognizable? That was in poor taste. At least he's a professional basketball player and not a blogger.



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: April 4, 2011 5:26 pm
 

Video: Ugly fight erupts at D-League game

Exactly why women should never do a "Men's league"



Since: Mar 13, 2008
Posted on: April 4, 2011 5:24 pm
 

Video: Ugly fight erupts at D-League game

I don't understand how this made the website. I mean, seriously, the video didn't even catch the fight, andthe fight only lasted three seconds. Then only thing ugly about this is the reporting.



Since: Feb 21, 2010
Posted on: April 4, 2011 5:07 pm
 

Video: Ugly fight erupts at D-League game

Ugly fight ??????   That "brawl" made baseball fights look like absolute bloodbaths.  D-League players, F minus pugalists.




Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: April 4, 2011 5:05 pm
 

Video: Ugly fight erupts at D-League game

And what exactly was the female refereee trying to accomplish by standing over at the scorer's table, well away from the fight?  Did she want to make sure the timekeeper and stats guy did not join in the fray?
She was probably announcing to the scorer's table the numbers of the players and from which team were to be ejected, genius...If I was a ref and the people fighting out weighed me by 100 lbs.  I would be hanging out at the scorer's table myself, if not behind it!  It is called common sense.



Since: Feb 14, 2008
Posted on: April 4, 2011 4:45 pm
 

Video: Ugly fight erupts at D-League game


Both refs that I saw a) didn't run away from the skirmish, b) couldn't have been a hair over 150 lbs each, and c) probably don't get paid enough to deal with that weak BS. One ref was a lady. Does the coach really expect them to pull angry 220 lb guys off each other?



Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: April 4, 2011 4:39 pm
 

Video: Ugly fight erupts at D-League game

Wait a second, the D-League is televised ??


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