While the eyes of the basketball world are on the NBA Finals this week, another basketball game has social media talking, but in a different country.
Over in the Betsafe LKL, Lithuania’s top-flight basketball association, Lietkabelis, and Rytas are squaring off against each other. With the series knotted at a game a piece on Wednesday, Game 3 went off the rails with Rytas leading 51-25 with a minute remaining in the first half.
Lietkabelis head coach Nenad Canak became enraged with Rytas’ head coach Giedrius Zibenas, so he decided to push him while storming toward the tunnel, where he was met by an owner of Rytas.
Those two had to be separated from fighting.
After it was all said and done, Canak didn’t apologize or admit to any wrongdoing. After the game he simply doubled down, offering up the Lithuanian equivalent of “I’m walkin’ heeyah!”
“I am not an actor, I am not a flopper, I am just a straight guy and, obviously, I act how I feel. I did not push him. I just walked my way.”