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Goran Dragic ejected from Eurobasket tune-up game after altercation with Turkey’s Dogus Balbay (VIDEO)

Aug 4, 2013, 9:30 PM EDT

Goran Dragic is playing for the Slovenian team during Eurobasket this summer, and in a tune-up game this weekend things got heated with him and a player from the team from Turkey to the point where he was ejected for his actions.

The play can be seen in the video clip above, and it appears that Dragic initiated the contact with a shove out of bounds after the foul was called, which resulted in Turkey’s Dogus Balbay throwing a punch at Dragic before the benches cleared and the officials intervened.

It can get a bit more real for guys when they suit up for their national teams, and that appears to have been the case with Dragic here. He’s always been known as a fiery competitor, but usually won’t initiate extra-curricular activity like this unless he’s been provoked for several possessions before the one that ultimately caused him to snap.

[via Paul Coro on Twitter]

  1. antistratfordian - Aug 4, 2013 at 9:35 PM

    -Goran Dragic
    -Dogus Balbay

    Is this real life?

  2. abchome - Aug 4, 2013 at 9:36 PM

    Bring that fire (without the shove) to the Suns!

  3. knicksmets - Aug 4, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    He doesn’t seem like the type to get violent

    • 22yearsagotoday - Aug 4, 2013 at 11:51 PM

      Missed the sarcasm the first time I read this. Now, I get it.

  4. hildezero - Aug 5, 2013 at 12:36 AM

    Lol. I hope Dragic gets like that towards the Lakers.

  5. saint1997 - Aug 5, 2013 at 2:17 AM

    Trade him Phoenix

  6. hildezero - Aug 5, 2013 at 2:29 AM

    No. We won’t.

  7. divan22 - Aug 5, 2013 at 5:53 AM

    I remember Dragic having beef with the Lakers’ Sasha Vujacic. Wish I was joking.

  8. ejkaag - Aug 5, 2013 at 6:41 AM

    then i guess you will have to erase this comment as well:
    eurobasket is only taking place this summer if we suddenly decide that september is a summer month.
    eraaasseeee! deleeeeteee! :)

  9. kingwithringz - Aug 5, 2013 at 8:03 AM

    I guess he didnt learn after Ryan Hollins had him in the headlock.

  10. rodyaugu - Aug 5, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    I was waiting for the refs to say ” you get an ejection, you get an ejection, everybody gets an ejection”

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