The “bench clearing brawl” is the biggest misnomer in sports. It is never the knockout punches we want or expect. Just two guys yelling while touching noses, a hold-back guy competition or some vicious chest poking. But captivating nonetheless.
The MLB pretty much has a monopoly over the bench clearing brawls, but now it seems like the NBA 2K19 e-Sports league is trying to get some skin in the game. Watch:
Fights after video games are not that interesting. My brother and I fought after ever damn one of them. What I am surprised by was the fact there was a handshake line. I thought e-sports-ers just messaged the other team “GG”.
The fight itself can only barely be called a fight, but that bench was ready to throw the hell down. What I am most interested in is how the brawlers are going to be punished. The tweet video above suggests a fine of 200,000 VC. While that would be hilarious, I think there is a much more stiff penalty that needs to be assessed. I think the two players involved need to have their MyPlayer rating reduced back to at least 70.