Despite the fact some NBA fans yearn for the day’s of the 1980’s when fights would break out on-court seemingly every second game, basketball violence is still alive and well in other parts of the globe.
Former NBA player Glen Rice Jr. — who was drafted in the second round back in 2013, and played for the Washinton Wizards in 2014-15 — has gotten into a bit of hot water over in the Israeli Basketball Premier League after getting into a locker room altercation with a fellow teammate, resulting in punches being thrown.
Former NBA forward Glen Rice Jr. has been cut by Hapoel Holon after he beat up teammate Guy Pnini https://t.co/fLQLCk6Mfe
— Sportando (@Sportando) April 9, 2018
According to Sportando, Rice Jr. was cut from the team after punching teammate Guy Pnini in the face, requiring Pnini to seek medical treatment for his injuries.
The cutting of Rice Jr. is a major blow for both Rice himself and Hapoel Holon, as the forward was the leading scorer in the Israeli Winner League with 24.3 points per game as well as 8.2 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 2.0 steals per game. Not only that, the 27-year-old was also named as an All-Star this season.
Glen Rice Jr., who was bound to win MVP of the Israeli League, has been cut by Hapoel Holon for initiating a post-game locker room altercation and punching Guy Pnini in the face, sending him to hospital for stitches.
— David Pick (@IAmDPick) April 9, 2018
In comparison, this would be like James Harden punching Chris Paul in the face with 10 games left in the season and being cut by the Rockets because of it. Crazy stuff.