VIDEO: Batum Punches Navarro!

For anyone who didn’t watch the Spain v France game check out this crazy play near the end of regulation when Nicolas Batum punches Navarro in the crotch! Crazy! On the commentary John Amaechi then correctly calls out the referees for failing to take control of the game earlier, leading to excessive flopping and aggressive fouls.  Check out the video and then read below for why he did it!

 

So why did Batum throw the punch?

 

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Wow, when asked if it was in the Olympic spirit he had another answer:

 

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He was of course referring to the Brazil v Spain game which SOME say the Spanish lost in purpose to avoid the USA until the Gold medal game.

 

Batum Punches Navarro

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Niall is the Co-Founder of the Courtside Collective and www.BasketballDirect.com . He was one of the founding members of North Star in 2002. He has coached at a variety of levels from kids to senior men's teams. He is currently coach of the LYIT National League team and women's college team.

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