Geez, I just thought of another story, this one is kind of funny (I guess) but wasn't at the time.
I got into a fist fight... with my own teammate... during an actual game... in front of a bunch of college coaches there recruiting.
When I say a fist fight, I mean the other guy punched me so hard in the face my eye swelled shut and he BROKE his hand on my face. We were both on the bench as we had just been substituted out of the game. We got in an argument because he thought I was shooting too much (he was probably right ), I got up to go to the end of the bench, but as I got up, I shoved him in the face. Not a punch, but I did shove him in the face. I went and got a water bottle, and when I turned around he punched me square in the face, breaking his hand in the process.
Meanwhile, the game is still going on. I tackle him and we start rolling around on the ground punching each other, the refs stop the game, but have no idea what to do. I guess there isn't much precedent for teammates fighting while on the bench. We eventually got ejected, although it didn't really matter because my eye was swollen shut and his hand was broken.
And you know what. I love the dude who hit me. He was a good guy. And I think I am a pretty good guy too. Neither one of us were "thugs" or "stupid". We were both just really intense and got caught up in the moment.
Enough of all this talk about your ball game. I'm going to need to see it on the court ASAP. Let's meet up at the Y and play. No punches....
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