The Stanley Cup Finals were pretty wild…..Game 5 of the NBA Finals tonight promises to be barn burner too….but both will pale in comparison to what went down this weekend during the championship final of the Greek Basketball League between Panathinaikos and Olympiacos.
How does the joke go? I went to a Greek basketball game and a soccer riot broke out.
With only a couple of minutes left in the game, and Panathinaikos leading comfortably, chaos erupted as firecrackers began exploding in the stands and Olympiacos fans fired flares onto the court.
Here was the scary scene…
Remarkably, the teams attempted to play through the explosions before being removed from the court. After a delay and the evacuation of all the fans, the two teams finished up in front of empty seats. Panathinaikos won the game and the title, 66-51. Wonder if they stuck around to pop champagne in the locker room? I’m guessing not. ~ Jason