Is This Fight Between Chinese Basketball Players And Fans The First Time The Lone Black Man Has Been Assumed Innocent In A Brawl?
Uproxx- Right now, the CBA is looking at their worst nightmare and the incident is already being compared with the NBA’s ‘Malice at the Palace’ brawl back in 2004, when players from the Indiana Pacers and Detroit Pistons fought with fans on national television. However, not only are Chinese news programs leading the news with images of seven-foot athletes fighting on the pavement, it is during the CBA Finals themselves. Critically, the incident also involves Liaoning players who will be expected to start a critical Game 4 on Friday night.
Amazing. Incredible. Hundreds of Asian people beating the crap out of each other and Lester Hudson just calmly walks on through without so much as a second thought that he might catch an errant fist. Somehow this video makes life as a Chinese basketball player look pretty damn good if you're an African American that can't hack it in the NBA. The most impassioned and infuriated of fans and players, and not one of them even accidentally took aim at the black guy. If you're not going to be famous in America, you might as well be untouchable in China. Lester Hudson just living his life, checking his Twitter mentions, and paying no mind to the Godzilla-esque level of panic going on around him. Probably couldn't even pick out which of the people fighting were his teammates. Seriously, watch this video and tell me all Asians don't look alike. That looks like big blur of oriental anger to me. Kind of makes you wish Jeremy Lin was around for the 'Malice In The Palace' so we could see if he would have reacted the same way. Put a black guy in any other chaotic situation like this and he's either jumping in or getting the fuck out of dodge. He certainly wouldn't be casually standing there looking like he's ready to sip a coffee and suck down a cigarette. In America that would be the perfect way to get caught up in the riff raft, but as a black guy in China you can get front row seats to a melee without people assuming you incited it. The NBA might offer millions of dollars, but it doesn't offer that.