Bitchslap! The CBA Basketball finals between Xinjiang Flying Tigers and Guangdong Southern Tigers got a little feistier when a fight broke out between Charles Gaines who plays for Xinjiang and Guangdong Chinese player Du Feng.
Apparently, the two big cats got into a scuffle which led the 6-foot-9 Du to headbutt Gaines. Big mistake. The Texan, also 6-foot-9, promptly introduced his right hand to Du’s delicate cheek causing the Chinese player to collapse to the ground. Dude, you are not fooling anyone — can anyone say Golden Rooster Award? Or maybe Gaines should be competing in the UFC instead of the CBA? It was amazing Du didn’t do three full turns aka Gong Li in Hero before falling to the ground. I certainly would have.
But wait the drama does not end there. (I know right? I should totally watch more basketball.) Trainers on the scene then began to wrap the semi-conscious Du up like he is DEAD! Way to play up the animosity between rivals. Next thing you know they would be cutting their palms and swearing blood oaths for revenge.
Needless to say the Chinese are already calling for blood. 66.5% of a CBA website poll believes that Gaines is entirely responsible for the incident. Now why can’t we all just play nice and kiss and make up?
A video of what exactly happened on court is posted after the jump.
This post was updated and certain phrasing was removed at 1:48 AM April 22.