From the YouTube description of the “action”
We’ve seen NBA players like Kobe Bryant and LeBron James get hero’s welcomes in China. Not so much for John Thompson III and Georgetown. Thompson had this to say:
“Tonight, two great teams played a very competitive game that unfortunately ended after heated exchanges with both teams. We sincerely regret that this situation occurred.
“We remain grateful for the opportunity our student-athletes are having to engage in a sport they love here in China, while strengthening their understanding of a nation we respect and admire at Georgetown University.”
Thompson pulled the Hoyas off the court in the fourth quarter of a game against one of China’s top professional teams, according to a tweet from the Washington Post’s Gene Wang Thursday morning.
Wang tweeted that things got hectic when both benches emptied, chairs were thrown and fans started hurling bottles from the stands. Wang also said that all Georgetown players and coaches were OK.