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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, 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 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? 

Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: April 4, 2011 4:37 pm

Video: Ugly fight erupts at D-League game

There's a D League  ??

Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: April 4, 2011 4:23 pm

Video: Ugly fight erupts at D-League game

Cmon guys, didnt you watch Semi-Pro. Youre supposed to wait till the commercial break to beat the stuffing out of each other. lmao. If that actually happened more often I'd go out of my way to catch NBDL games.

Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: April 4, 2011 4:23 pm

Video: Ugly fight erupts at D-League game

 I think it's idiotic enough when this happens with NBA superstars, but these morons just about guaranteed they will not get a shot at the next level with this little number. The whole point of the Dleague is to show that you have what it takes to play in the NBA, these clowns just showed zero restraint and proved they will be too much of a risk in the big show. Again, congrats morons, you just punched your own ticket to obscurity.

Since: Jan 6, 2008
Posted on: April 4, 2011 4:14 pm

Video: Ugly fight erupts at D-League game

If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it does it still make a sound?  If a player is suspended from a D-League game but no one notices does that still count as a suspension?

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?

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