Father releases video of 14-year-olds' fight

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Kris Maples, coach of the Wichita Showtime basketball team, agrees it was an unfortunate incident.
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La Place, LA

#45 Apr 13, 2010
Y Abrams wrote:
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Sir, you had to be at the game when it started...from the tip off to the incident. it was clearly SELF DEFENSE.... not a "SAVAGE ATTACK"..the child from the jayhawk team just (unfortunately) got the bad end of it. The so called victim.....had been throwing elbows from the START of the game....the player didn't realize the child was unconsious, He had just "had enough" of the abuse he was getting from the elbow throwing which the referee was CLEARLY not calling...
What the white kid did was called a pushoff not a punch the black kid lost control and should go to jail.

La Place, LA

#46 Apr 13, 2010
KLP wrote:
I think both boys should be punished for their actions. If I were the parents I would be ashamed of both of their actions.
I've raised two boys now ages 22 and 20. They both played multiple sports including basketball and neither one of them ever did anything like this. They both new if they would've done such a thing they would've also had consequences to deal with at home. I was raised playing sports and my parents taught me to be a good sport win or lose. It was tough at times but I tried very hard to pass the values down to my boys with success. I'm not saying my boys are perfect but they were taught good sportmanship and values starting at a young age.
CHUCK JOHSNON - I think your parents should have taught you more values in life and maybe you wouldn't make such idiotic comments as you did.
Pretty hard to fault the white kid he was busy being unconsious. Seems you have your facts or vision impaired.

La Place, LA

#47 Apr 13, 2010
andre wrote:
<quoted text>i think what you said was racial profiling because i know this man and he is kind hearted and he hit him after the boy in the white pushed him and said a racial slur coming from the one who pounded the boys face in. the white boy got what he desirved! you see that everyone took vascals side because he didn't say that his son called him out of his name in which african americans do not like to be called!!!
So a racial slur gives you the right to do one of two thing understand its ignorance on the other person part or create a further divide by beating the kid up. It seems that negros love to call whites names but just cant handle the reverse. When that happens they resort to primal violence. If whites did that it would be a hate crime and we are charged and sent to jail but when negros do it they just need counseling. I find that a complete violation of my civil rights.

United States

#49 Sep 3, 2010
As a black man who is a teacher and coach, that player's behavior is appalling. All of you black folk making excuses saying that the white boy was elbowing and pushing are just ignorant, and you are making yourslef look foolish. Pushing and boxing out, and dealing with occasional elbows are part of the game. It does not excuse a violent outburst white results in a CHILD being knocked unconscious. I am proud of being a black man and a mentor, but when I see my people defend vicious behavior, it makes me ashamed and sad. We wonder why other races, not just whites, view us as a violent people. It's not just because of the behavior of a child like this, but the gaggle of morons who defend the behavior.

Wichita, KS

#50 Sep 4, 2010
This incident happaned in 2006 and someone restarts this mess again,.SO LONG AGO YOU CAN NOT EVEN SEE THE VIDIO, Are both of the players even alive this far down the road.The same crap probably went down yesterday in Wichita, so nothing changes........

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