Rudy Fernandez most recently played in the NBA for the Denver Nuggets in 2011-12, where the guard averaged 8.6 points, 2.4 assists and 2.1 rebounds in 31 games. Following the season, the Spain native decided to return to Real Madrid, where he’s been stirring up trouble recently. Real Madrid played against the Zalgiris Kaunas in Lithuania Thursday where Fernandez was punched by a fan after the game, but the bad blood between these two teams began January 11th, when they last played.
Here’s how it all began (via Ben Golliver, Blazers Edge).
Following a made free throw in the final seconds of January 11th’s game in Real Madrid, Rudy Fernandez threw the basketball off of opponent, Ksistof Lavrinovic’s, head. As if that didn’t provoke the Zalgiris Kaunas enough, Fernandez said something to Paulius Jankunas as he walked past him after the game, prompting a shoving match between the teams.
Well, the two teams met for a rematch Thursday, only this time the game was in Lithuania. And as the...