The George Mason basketball team was in Italy this week, playing an exhibition game against GMZ Ghezzano (in which they rolled) and taking in the local culture; which apparently includes whatever this is.
That guy on the right (as if I need to specify) is Vertrail Vaughns, a red-shirt freshman at Mason. His competitor, is a fan of the Italian club the Patriots faced known simply as "Ferro."
I break it down, move by move, after the jump.
(H/T: George Mason Blog, Steinberg)
The real action starts at (1:45) when Ferro ends a pop and lock session by throwing his hat at Vertrail. If there was any doubt before that it was on, this settles it. Because it's very clearly on.
(2:00) this is what I like to call the Michael Jackson portion of the video. Perhaps an homage to the King of Pop, but we're getting a lot of crotch grabbing and kicking in this portion.
(2:20) Alright Ferro, why don't you just relax a little.
(3:00) This is the exact type of break dancing I expect to see from a guy who looks like this. That is to say, not that good.
(3:20) Aww, what a nice moment. So many dance battles end with serious bodily harm and injury, it's good to know this one was just for fun.
(3:25) The battle is declared a tie, which I was initially outraged about. But then I remembered that this is soccer territory and all their matches end like that.