It isn't everyday that the sports and news worlds collide to provide the perfect analogy, but in the case of the Philippines-China and Tyler Hansbrough-Metta World Peace it has happened!
Neither of the events came close to reaching the level of the Roberto Duran-Sugar Ray Leonard No Mas fight but instead showed that discretion can indeed be the better part of valor.
In the case of Tyler Hansbrough he decided that escalating a fight with Metta World Peace was probably not going to be in his best interest.
In the same way the Philippines determined that picking a fight with China over suspected new structures on a disputed pile of rocks was not the best way to go either.
Sports, world news and the perfect analogy!
Psycho T Backs Down!
Philippines Backs Down!
'Philippine President Benigno Aquino said on Wednesday the concrete blocks found on a disputed shoal in the South China Sea are "very old", backtracking on Manila's earlier accusation that China was building new structures in the area.
In an embarrassing twist after foreign affairs and defense officials had accused China of preparing to build new structures on Scarborough Shoal, a group of rocks about 120 nautical miles off the coast of the main island of Luzon, Aquino said the blocks found within the shoal "are not a new phenomenon" and "some of them have barnacles attached to them...' (Source)
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