02.06.14

It’s Not Quite KG Vs. Melo, But Stephon Marbury’s Personal Trainer Vs. Donnell Harvey (In Beijing) Will Have To Do

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‘Twas an eventful return to the Beijing Ducks lineup for former NBA vet Stephon Marbury Wednesday, what with getting T’d up twice, ejected, locked out of the arena, and somewhere in the middle of all that, watching his trainer make postgame arrangements with Shangdong’s Donnell Harvey. From Beijng Cream (link swiped from Ball Don’t Lie) :

As officials sort things out, Wu receives a rousing chant of “shabi! shabi!” from the crowd (literally, “stupid cunt,” though a better translation within this context would be “asshole”), along with a few plastic bottles hurled his direction. I was right there under the basket, and it was madness. From my vantage point, it threatened at times to get out of control.

While officials were sorting out free throws, Shandong forward Donnell Harvey engaged Marbury’s trainer in a bit of trash talk, with the two apparently agreeing to meet after the game to throw down.

Afterwards, players and personnel from both teams began shoving while heading down to their respective dressing rooms. I saw a Chinese player from Shandong punch Marbury’s interpreter in the face during the post-game scuffle.

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