Looks like the Knicks- Nuggets brawl hasn’t shown a lesson to some former NBA players playing in the D-league. Lithuanian center Martynas Andriuskevicius, who was sent by the Chicago Bulls to the D-league’s Dakota Wizards, was left with serious head injuries after being punched by teammate Awvee Storey.

The altercation took place during practice Thursday. The 7-2, 240-pound Andriuskevicius, 20, spent Thursday night in intensive care in Bismarck, N.D.

‘’He has a skull fracture, severe concussion and a two-centimeter hematoma on the left side of his brain,'’ Andriuskevicius’ agent Herb Rudoy said. ‘’They’ve been monitoring him because they’re concerned about seizures.

‘’From what I’m told, when he got hit unexpectedly, he went out cold instantly and fell right back on his head.'’

The 6-6, 225-pound Storey has been suspended indefinitely while the NBA and NBDL investigate.

Chicago Sun Times 12/23/06

In other words, the Lithuanian is lucky to be alive. This reminds me of the incident where Rudy Tomjanovich almost lost his life in his playing days after receiving a punch to the head from Kermit Washington. The punch was so hard that cerebral fluids leaked into his mouth. It’s one thing to get into a fight with another player but when someone gets into this kind of harm, it’s a different story. Thankfully, Andriuskevicius is still alive.

One Response to “D-League Fight Causes Serious Injury To Andriuskevicius”

  1. gerter Says:

    It is time to talk about racism inside the NBA. Everybody was afraid to start discussion. We see the results now…

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