Earlier today we were playing a 3 on 3 basketball game. The guy I was guarding was a good player and he liked to charge the hoop and make layups. I would basically guard him more aggressively while he was charging the hoop and he couldn't make his layups because of it. Pretty soon he started getting pissed off and one time after I stood too close to him he nudged me with his elbow and pushed me back. I didn't say anything to him until he did it again. All I did was look at him and say "hey, cmon man?" and he said "well then stop fucking fouling me." The rest of the game I didn't guard him as aggressively since he had a short fuse and I didn't know what he would do. At this point you basically have 2 options. Either escalate the situation to a fight because he just physically made an aggressive move on you and you have to stand up for yourself, or you can just back down to avoid the confrontation. I read all these "guides" on OT that the nice guy always avoids the confrontation and I don't want to come off as some spineless wimp. At the same time, I don't want to fight someone over something as stupid as this. I've been in these situations before and when you get 2 aggressive people like that and one of them escalates the situation then the other will follow suite and there WILL be a fight. So my questions are: where do you draw the line? When do you walk away? How do you send a message that you won't tolerate being pushed around without actually fighting someone? THIS IS A GUY ONLY QUESTION!