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Georgetown hoops brawl explained via Taiwanese animation (video)

Aug 19, 2011, 2:33 PM EDT

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Was the big basketball brawl between Georgetown and the Bayi Rockets on Wednesday in reality a message of defiance sent by the Chinese government? The game in Beijing was part of a diplomatic trip by the Hoyas, which coincided with Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to that country. And according to the comedy ambassadors at New Media Animation (based in Taiwan), Bayi’s aggressive play may have been a message to the U.S. from the Chinese government: That flagrant foul means we will not be intimidated.

As New Media proves below, there is no better way to describe this incident than with a panda bear beating a dude with a chair.

The two teams were scheduled to play again on Sunday, but that’s been cancelled (unrelated to the brawl, both sides say). The Chinese team met with Georgetown players at the airport this morning in an effort to make up. The glorious People’s Republic Fighting Panda was conspicuously absent, however.

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Georgetown brawls with Chinese basketball team [NMA TV]
Hoyas, Chinese try to make up after brawl [NBCSports]