Phoenix Suns Goran Dragic starts brawl during international friendly (Video)

Apr 13, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Phoenix Suns point guard Goran Dragic (1) drives to the basket as he is defended by Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio (9) in the first quarter at the Target Center. Timberwolves won 105-93. Mandatory Credit: Greg Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Phoenix Suns point guard Goran Dragic is a pretty calm guy, at least in the states. So either the Slovenian was having bad day or he was fed up with the cheap shots he was on the receiving end of.

The Slovenian national team is preparing to host the European Championship and, to tune up, they’ve played a handful of exhibition games – much like the one they were playing the other night against Turkey.

With 6:33 in the first quarter, Dragic was stripped by Dogus Balbay (a former University of Texas talent) and for whatever reason, Dragic, unhappy, shoved Balbay as the two fell out of bounds. Balbay, clearly not happy himself, decided to slap Dragic which led to a melee moments later.

It was quite the drastic reversal for Dragic who, for whatever reason seems to usually find himself on the wrong end of fight’s, say like when he was put in a headlock by Ryan Hollins.

Dragic was, of course, ejected, though it didn’t stop his team from plundering Turkey 72-53.

You can watch the ruckus below:

Topics: FIBA, Goran Dragic, International Basketball, Phoenix Suns

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