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NBA D-League teammates ejected after getting into fight on bench

Two NBA Development League players on the same team are ejected from game for fighting on bench

It appears at least a couple of NBA Development League players need to work on camaraderie just as much as their basketball skills.

Two players on the Iowa Energy were ejected during a game against the Rio Grande Valley Vipers on Tuesday after getting into a fight during a timeout. According to the Des Moines Register, Kalin Lucas and Jarnell Stokes started brawling in front of the Energy bench in the third quarter.

Video of the incident makes it difficult to see how the fight started or what exactly happened, but in-arena broadcasters covering the game did fill in some of the unknowns.

One of them tells the crowd, "… Some unfortunate happenings. Not sure what happened on the Iowa bench, but teammates kind of got into it."

Later, they described Lucas as being "bloodied up a bit" by the fight.

Perhaps the most unusual aspect of the fight is how the referees appear to be oblivious to what's going on until the scuffle is well underway.

Before they were ejected, Lucas had 18 points and Stokes netted 16. Iowa went on to win the game, 124-120.

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