Israeli basketball rivalry games are as intense as their soccer counterparts, and in the latest awesome encounter, a former LA Clippers pick made some unfortunate headlines.
Sofoklis Schortsanitis was the victim and the aggressor in a bizarre sequence of events in last night's latest chapter of Israel's biggest rivalry, between Maccabi Tel Aviv and Hapoel Tel Aviv.
Maccabi edged the game in a close contest, but it was post-game when things started to boil over.
His club allege that the player who was once called 'Baby Shaq' was abused by one of the fans in the audience.
They says that the fan threatened to rape his daughter, which then led to Schortsanitis attempting to chase after him.
If he had got hold of the fan, lord only knows what he would have done.
Following the game, both team's showed their true distain for each other further, with two contrasting press releases.
Deadspin reported, "Hapoel, most likely seeking to get one of its rival's better players suspended for the year, said "trampled security personnel, fans, and small children."
"Maccabi fired back with a statement of its own: "This is a load of lies. But what can you expect from a club whose captain calls players 'Nazis' and wish them brain cancer.""
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