In non LeBron James news, the Philippines and Australia’s FIBA qualifying game turned into a WWE battle royale late in the third quarter when a Phillipnes player threw a forearm shiver to the face of an Aussie player.
The punch sparked a bench clearing brawl that saw haymakers and chairs thrown, and up and coming NBA player Thon Maker dishing out drop kicks like Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat. One Philippines guard even threw a flying punch that connected. Eventually security stepped in to stop the madness, but not before a couple minutes of sheer insanity.
Australia won the game, but this is as wild of a basketball fight as you’ll see. 13 players ended up getting tossed for this melee.