Video / Aug 19, 2010 / 6:00 pm

Clip Of The Day: Bench-Clearing Brawl Featuring Nenad Krstic Punching & Throwing A Chair

This. Is. Crazy. Watch the following clip of a game that JUST happened, and then click after the jump to read the full story from The Associated Press.

The Acropolis basketball tournament finished in a brawl when the last game between Serbia and Greece was abandoned Thursday in the closing minutes after a fight broke out and the benches cleared.

The chaos stunned a crowd of about 5,000 at the Athens Olympic Arena, as players from the two teams exchanged punches and kicks. A few spectators entered the fray and were quickly shoved out of the arena. Greece was leading 74-73 when the match was abandoned.

Both teams qualified for the world championships in Turkey beginning Aug. 28.

The trouble began when Greek forward Antonis Fotsis had moved threateningly toward Serb guard Milos Teodosic after a hard foul, and Nenad Krstic appeared to grab Fotsis by the throat.

Krstic then threw a chair at Greek center Sofoklis Schortsanitis, who was pursuing him, and it hit Greek center Yannis Bouroussis in the head. Blood trickled from his wound.

The players exited toward the locker rooms and fought in the tunnel leading from the arena before eventually being separated. The fighting happened about six minutes after Serb coach Dusan Ivkovic was ejected with two technical fouls for arguing heatedly with a referee.

Earlier Thursday, veteran guard Jaka Lakovic scored 19 points to lead Slovenia (1-2) to its first victory, 86-71 over Canada. Guard Jevohn Shepherd was Canada’s top scorer with 13.

Slovenia’s lead topped 20 points several times, and the Canadians — surprise 62-58 winners over Serbia on Wednesday — could close within only 13 in the final period.

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  • Taj

    Nenad looked shooked when Baby Shaq was approaching…

  • WinDelRoj

    I read bench-clearing brawl and immediately thought my PR squad was involved.

  • the scola

    its common knowledge that the serbs are savages.

  • Big T


  • K Dizzle

    Maaaaaaaaan, say goodbye to OKC if Dave Stern sees this.
    Ron Artest got a season and he didn’t even hit nobody.
    Krstic was throwin on bombs on Baby Shaq, then realized who he was phuckin with and brought in the heavy artillery(chair)…..damn

  • str8ganksta

    hey scola, fuck you. jackass.

  • WinDelRoj

    I got baby shaq against the field

  • Marcus

    Holy shit, did u see that huge ass black guy. Dude woulda wrecked Nenad. He was about to f him up then Nenad backs away… then throws a chair? who does he think he is? Bobby Knight???

  • WinDelRoj

    Nenad is a big biatch BTW.. Get all rough and then run backwards about 120 feet and then pick up a chair. dont want none.. you know the rest

  • QazQami

    its common knowledge that basketball players fight like homos

  • QazQami

    (i.e kobe, mj etc…)

  • BeEqual

    ha ha ha… lol@ Kristic standing behind the dude, deciding whether to latch on or not… then when he does he realizes he maybe shouldn’t have.

  • K Dizzle

    (i.e. Chris Childs, Larry Johnson, Kermit Washington, Anthony Peeler etc)
    1. Make better points.
    2. Use better examples.

  • sh!tfaced

    That’s the WWE influence on Nenad. For a while there, he kinda looked like a balding Hulk Hogan…

  • RapTOr

    Nenad throws punches like I used to in 2nd grade when I was hysterically mad and balling my eyes out…

  • Diggity Dave

    Nenad came right back to reality when he saw Baby Shaq stomping up to his scrawny ass.

  • 3ple2ble

    nenad has a posse LOL…

    he acts like a “posse” though…

  • L.S.

    Damn it feels good to be a gangsta…

  • quest???

    These basketball players look like they’ve never fought in their life;like a scripted wwe…first it was the carlos arroyo bitch slap and now this?? wtf these ppl need boxing lessons.

  • alf (from melmak)

    Thanks guys for making my day. These are some of funniest and wittiest posts I have read.

    Manny Pacquiao plays basketball (he owns the team) in one of those amateur leagues in the Philippines. I would like to see him get into a fight while playing basketball.

    Can David Stern sanction a player for fighting in another tournament?

  • ntotheizzo

    HAHA, Nenad swallowed his gonads when Baby Shaq rushed his ass!

  • Ron Ron

    Those guys need to calm down and take it easy. It’s just a game.

    Ron Artest

  • Shotta

    “Both teams qualified for the world championships in Turkey beginning Aug. 28.”

    Ding ding: round two mutha fudger…

  • A-Slam

    haha damn nenad really loves the hammer fist

  • http://myspace.com/40sand9s Loc

    Stern can’t say shit about this,
    He;ll call it classless and move on, if anything. He has no power in or around Fiba, although he probably thinks he goes.

  • AFCA

    @scola: eat your mothers pu$$y… jebao ti pas majku.

  • http://deleted dagwaller

    I think that maybe all of this UFC and boxing is making some people crazy.

    I guarantee that 99 percent of the people saying that these guys look silly while fighting haven’t been in a fight lasting longer than 5 seconds in the last 5 years, and they DEFINITELY didn’t see the squinting, flinching, and shying away from contact that they were doing at the time.

  • 3ple2ble

    it’s a surprise actually, that nobody flopped… they could’ve sold the punches hard ala wwe and made it more interesting…

  • flegman

    Compared to Serbs and Greeks americans are pussies.
    They fight in a FRIENDLY, that is the badassness all americans lack.
    Nenad is badass.

  • Darko

    Maybe Stern can’t sanction them, but Fiba will. Serbian team without Teodosic or Krstic is much worser.

  • flegman

    Fucxxng Schortsianitis (or what the phuk it is spelled) was punching some guy lying on the floor, he deserved the punches from Nenad. Nenad is badass.

  • Lorenzo

    @AFCA you know writing what you did kinda proves scola’s point ;)

  • http://www.cracked.com/funny-353-kobe-bryant/ Atom

    Watch that closely. Kristic got into it with baby-shaq at about 20 seconds in and backed the f out of there. Then sacked up enough to attack him from behind before hightailing it like Melo at the garden. Chair was a nice touch, especially since it had NO chance of hitting baby-shaq (Big Baby 2.0?). Isnt he finally supposed to come to the league next year? Looking forward to his first meeting with OKC

  • S-SiN

    this ain’t shit yet. just wait for Greece vs. Turkey. That’s if ya’all know..

  • https://twitter.com/PoppiGEE POPPI GEE

    Nenad was doing the “Melo” wasn’t he? LOL

  • http://slcdunk.com AllThatJazz – Amar

    by far NOT THE WORST FIBA fight ever.

    a few years back before either were in the L, Brazil and Turkey played. Game was very chippy and close. There were some fouls that were harder than they needed to be in crunch time. I don’t remember if the game ended because of a brawl, but needless to say things were already out of hand by the time the game ended (of course, in some sort of controversy). Best part? Both teams were staying in the same hotel — which led to a roided up Araujo beating on some Turkish guys until he and Memo got into it in the hotel elevator (broken glass everywhere, it was a fancy hotel) and, I think, both teams were kicked out of the hotel.

  • Tbeezy

    How does this fit the meme that the NBA is full of “Thugs.” When is the last time there was a fight even close to this in the league. What would be the media reaction if it was 90% African Americans fighting like this?

  • Pareja

    the scola says:
    its common knowledge that the serbs are savages.

    Haha, ain’t nothin wong with this statement. Everybody knows that. Props to Lorenzo’s comment too.

  • http://jkahlert23@comcast.net JB

    If they think this is a fight….come see the NBA!!!

  • nikki

    this is worse than the fights at my school between girls o.0

  • srb

    My dad used to smoke me in 2k5 with Krstic.

  • tom

    dude had it right in the first few SOFT!!!!

  • tom

    dude had it right in the first few SOFT!!!!

  • Drew S

    Kristic ran like ah little Hoe Cake when Baby Shaq rushed him,that shit was funny.Hit and run like ah little girl,Bay Shaq was bout to mop him up,he high tailed up outta there quick lol…