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Thon Maker went full Mortal Kombat in FIBA World Cup brawl

A good ol’ fashioned brawl broke out in the second half of the FIBA World Cup qualifying game between Australia and the Phillipines. It began with a vicious elbow to the face of an Australian player and didn’t stop until Thon Maker started drop-kicking everyone in his path.

Once the court was cleared and tempers were diffused, officials decided to call the game at 89-53 in the third quarter, in favor of the Boomers.

But the verdict on the fight is still up for debate.

Thon Maker, what are you doing?

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

10 Comments for Thon Maker went full Mortal Kombat in FIBA World Cup brawl



  1. damage_control
    12:01 pm July 2, 2018 Permalink

    I think you mean full Street Fighter. More specifically, Thon went full Dhalsim



  2. Realme
    12:07 pm July 2, 2018 Permalink

    Ha ha I love Maker’s feet first, stompy fighting style. Most of us aren’t tall enough for that. I hope that turd guard for the Philippines has some nice bruises. He caused all that.



  3. ClutchCargo
    12:43 pm July 2, 2018 Permalink

    He could just keep the high knees going and stomp all of his Philippine opponents. LOL



  4. StuckinLville
    1:50 pm July 2, 2018 Permalink

    I love how the guy who started it thought he was big and bad until he got his head knocked off. Dude clearly was already trying to hit him once.



  5. ClutchCargo
    2:21 pm July 2, 2018 Permalink

    Also, it was hilarious that the Philippines big guy took the opportunity to get one more bucket during the beginning of the fight.



  6. michaelb
    2:27 pm July 2, 2018 Permalink

    Both teams should be kicked out of competition



  7. michaelb
    2:28 pm July 2, 2018 Permalink

    For a fight to escalate to that level shows serious character flaw



  8. UK Maine-iac
    4:10 pm July 2, 2018 Permalink

    At least the guy who started it got flattened. Nice elbow shot. Reminded me of GSP against Matt Hughes.