Okay so this wasn’t as wild as Ron Artest’s 2004 ‘Malice at the Palace’ but it was still crazy to say the least.
It’s the first game of a best-of-five quarterfinal series between Liaoning Leopards and Xinjiang Tigers. Under five seconds remaining in the game, it’s a tie game, 91-91, the underdog Leopards have the ball, 5 seconds, 4 seconds, 3 seconds, the Liaoning home crowd is on their feet, 2 seconds, 1.4 seconds, FOUL!
The crowd goes wild as they get a chance to see their home team win the game at the free-throw line. The arena is in a perfect pandaemonium. But wait, one person in the arena is down right pissed off and can’t/won’t believe what just happened.
Xinjiang head coach Cui Wan Jun is at mid-court arguing the call with the referee. Angry is an understatement. He is down right pissed off when all of a sudden a cup comes flying out of nowhere striking the short tempered coach.
What does he do next? Well, watch the video below to find out.
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The CBA announced an official warning for coach Cui. The coach will serve no suspension for taking a cup from the floor and launching at fans.
Coach Cui was among John Calipari’s NCAA runner up 2007-2008 Memphis Tigers coaching staff.