After the end of Greece-Russia game and Russia's win which was "questionable" to say the least, Greek center Bourousis exchanged some heated words with Turkey's coach Bogdan Tanjevic.
There was much speculation as to whether Greece and Russia would want to win today's game (loser would probably avoid Spain and USA in the next rounds) and that sparked some tension between many sides. But let's get more specific:
Everything started after the final whistle of the game which found Russians as the winners.
Tanjevic who was watching the game from the first row of the stands (Turkey plays against China in some minutes in the same arena) approached the Greek bench right after the game ended and ironically clapped and told Bourousis: "Congratulations, you did the same thing for the second consecutive year" (meaning Greece had given away the game to France in last Eurobasket).
Of course that did not satisfy the short tempered Greek center who moved towards Tanjevic and in turn told him something. Word after word the arena security guards (and Kazlauskas later on) had to come in between the two men in order for thing not to escalate.
Russian team coach David Blatt had also something to say about the game: "Greeks should be ashamed. What we saw was comedy, not basketball. Greeks shot to miss, on the other hand my players played with passion..."
Last edited by SouL InvictuS; 09-02-2010 at 07:49 PM.
This is the second most exciting thing you can do it indoor and you can do it in front of thousands. Well you know the first one and bedrooms are a bit small for thousands.
Oh yes, Russia played with passion that's why they win by 4 and jacked some random threes "to extend their lead" obviously.
Lithuania > Serbia 5:1 in official games this century
tanievic has no problem winning with ref's help after all
No bail out for Greece this time. Two times in a row is too much.