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Sport Brawl at youth basketball game ends with spectator body slamming referee

08:15  16 april  2021
08:15  16 april  2021 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

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A wild brawl unfolded at an AAU basketball game in Indiana that ended when the ref who started it was body - slammed onto the court. As someone who briefly played for an AAU basketball team in high school before quickly realizing I was not about that life, I got a firsthand look at how insanely serious some people can get over a bunch of teenagers playing a game . I’m primarily talking about the parents who shell out thousands of dollars a year on gear and the expenses that come with traveling far and wide in the hopes it’ll eventually pay off in the form of an NCAA scholarship or even a possible

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a close up of a basketball game: Things got heated at a youth basketball game after a disagreement over a call. (Power Sport Images/Getty Images) © Provided by Yahoo! Sports Things got heated at a youth basketball game after a disagreement over a call. (Power Sport Images/Getty Images)

The incident occurred during a weekend game between Indiana Elite and Baylor Basketball (not associated with Baylor University) at the Pacers Athletic Center in the Indianapolis suburb of Westfield, The Indianapolis Star reports.

With Indiana Elite leading late in the first quarter, a Baylor coach argued with a referee about a call during a stoppage in play and started to leave the court. Baylor players picked up their bags and also started to exit the court.

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A massive brawl erupted at a youth basketball game between R.A.W. Athletics from Chicago and the Houston Raptors in the Atlanta area on Sunday morning between both teams and the officials running the game . In a pair of videos, first posted by Doug Jones on Twitter, one can see a trio of players attacking an However, head coach Howard Martin — who runs R.A.W., the team in white playing in the basketball game — tweeted out his side of the story shortly after videos of the fight surfaced on Twitter on Sunday morning. A ref actually walked up on one of our players and attacked him.

Referees at a youth basketball game in Atlanta were attacked by players after a vicious brawl erupted and quickly spiralled out of control. Footage posted on Twitter by a user who identifies himself as Doug Jones shows three players attacking an official lying on the floor. Clip I received team The melee quickly developed into an all-out brawl . Howard Martin, the head coach of R.A.W.—the team playing in white—explained the fight broke out after one of his players was attacked by a referee . "A ref actually walked up on one of our players and attacked him," Martin tweeted, as reported by Yahoo Sports.

Spectator approaches ref, gets slapped

A spectator walked across the court from the stands while recording the referee on his phone. The spectator appeared to say something to the official, who responded by slapping the spectator. The two then exchanged blows.

Other spectators and a Baylor player joined the fracas before the initial spectator picked up the referee and slammed him onto the court. The Baylor player then repeatedly hit the referee before other spectators jumped in to break up the fight.

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PAC president Evan Suttner confirmed to the Star that the incident occurred at his court.

"The event staff removed the involved parties from the remainder of the tournament and will not welcome them back to future events," a PAC statement read.

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A youth basketball tournament game in Emerson, Georgia on Sunday between the 17-and-under Houston Raptors and Chicago's R.A.W. Athletics ended in an all-out brawl between the referees and the players. In videos posted on Twitter by Houston-based recruiting analyst Doug Jones, three R.A.W. Athletics players are seen Houston Raptors coach Bobby Benjamin told the Chronicle that a R.A.W. Athletics player started the incident. The referee seen on the ground taking punches called a technical foul against the player, who then bumped him with his shoulder before he got knocked to the ground.

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The Star reports that the event was hosted by youth basketball organizer Exposure Basketball. The age group of the participants isn't clear. Neither is the identity of the official or participants. Westfield police told the Star that they were investigating the incident.

Neither Baylor Basketball nor Exposure Basketball responded to requests from the Star for comment.

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