The incident, which was caught on video, occurred during an Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) tournament game at indoor basketball center Soldiertown on Saturday, according to KPIX 5.
In the video, the teenager, identified only as Evan, is seen being pushed by a player from the San Francisco Generals, the opposing team, the story says.
Evan manages to get up but is then pushed again by a second player from the opposing team. After a verbal exchange, Evan’s opponent eventually punches him in the head, Yahoo News reports.
Evan’s parents quickly sprung into action. “Not one single parent stood up to go protect my son, I ran across the gym to get him,” Lennie, his mother, told KPIX 5.
She added that prior to the punch, players from the San Francisco Generals repeatedly called Evan and his teammates the “C-word.” According to Eduardo, Evan’s father, two-thirds of Evan’s team are of Asian descent.
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