The Houston Raptors and Chicago's Raw Athletics faced off in a game this past weekend. Both teams were rough with each other all game and Raw Athletics was unable to recover from a double-digit deficit. It seemed this game would turn violent at some point.
That is exactly what happened. Raw Athletics players attacked one of the referees and would not let up. Another referee rushed to the court in an attempt to be a mediator. That referee would also be attacked by Raw Athletics players.
Raw Athletics players became frustrated with officiating after calls they felt were questionable. A player bumped into the referee on purpose, resulting in a technical foul. That was the beginning of all brawls.
Raw Athletics ultimately decided to forfeit their game against the Houston Raptors. A game on the other court between the Southern Indiana Titans and Indy Eagles Basketball Club was halted due to the brawl, but eventually finished.
AAU Basketball's Twitter account released a statement saying this tournament was not AAU sanctioned.
The AAU takes the safety of athletes, coaches and officials at its events seriously. This past weekend, an on-court incident at a Georgia basketball event was NOT an AAU event.— AAU Basketball (@AAU_Basketball) July 9, 2018
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