China has been roughed up by foreigners many times over the last millennium. The Mongols swept aside the last vestiges of the Song Dynasty, first under Genghis Khan and later under Kublai Khan. In the 1600's, the Machu schemed and bribed their way through the Great Wall and ruled China for 400 years. The late Manchu dynasty ended up getting bullied by the Eight-Nation Alliance of Western armies who rampaged through Beijing, and by World War II it was the Japanese holding sway over much of the country.
But did any of those marauding foreign hordes ever drop 16 points on the Chinese in a single quarter, like Carmelo Anthony did on Tuesday night in Oakland?
Daaaaaaamn, Melo. That was colder than a Siberian wind descending on Heilongjiang in early February!
The Knicks forward finished with 20 points on 7-12 shooting (4-8 from beyond the arc) to go along with 5 rebounds and 2 assists (both of which were magnificent), and he did it all in just a shade under 15 minutes of playing time. He was crossing cats, grabbing rebounds like Charles Barkley, and after the game he even took the Chinese home and served them pancakes.
I'm truly sorry, China.