General Olympic Basketball thread


General Olympic Basketball thread

hsmall111
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10 Aug 2008, 11:47 #1

Russia has crushed Iran, Germany has rolled Angola, Spain beat Greece in the rematch of the 06 WC, and Lithuania pulls off a minor shocker beating Argentina by 4. USA/China tips off at 10:15 AM EST.
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10 Aug 2008, 16:13 #2

US won 101-70. Lebron played great. Other than Michael Redd, though, we really struggled from 3.
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motown.champion
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11 Aug 2008, 04:26 #3

Wade also did pretty well.


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11 Aug 2008, 16:57 #4

Our women turned our basketball dominance into a 1-2 punch with their own blowout of China. Unfortunately, Benedict Hammond and Russia won their game against South Korea.
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11 Aug 2008, 17:04 #5

Statalyzer @ Aug 11 2008, 11:57 AM wrote: Benedict Hammond
Ohh come on, she wasn't going to make the US team anyways, and she has duel citizenship in Russia. Wouldn't you want to go to the Olympics too if you had the chance?
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11 Aug 2008, 17:43 #6

I have no problem with Hammond either.
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12 Aug 2008, 14:28 #7

Wouldn't you want to go to the Olympics too if you had the chance?
Sure I would, but I shouldn't be able to just go play for whoever I want. This is the Olympics, not the professional leagues. There should not be free agency any more than there should be a draft.
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12 Aug 2008, 17:39 #8

Statalyzer @ Aug 12 2008, 09:28 AM wrote: Sure I would, but I shouldn't be able to just go play for whoever I want.
You would go play where you have citizenship, yep. Correct you are.
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12 Aug 2008, 17:43 #9

Today's Results

Lithuania 99
Iran 67

Croatia 85
Russia 78

Argentina 85
Australia 68

Greece 87
Germany 64

Spain 85
China 75

United States of America 97
Angola 76

Now it gets interesting for us. Play Greece on Aug 14 8:00 AM ET and Spain Aug 16 10:15 AM ET.
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hsmall111
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12 Aug 2008, 17:54 #10

China had Spain dead to rights in their game this morning and choked away a 14 point 4th quarter lead.
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12 Aug 2008, 23:46 #11

DawgPound47 @ Aug 12 2008, 12:39 PM wrote: You would go play where you have citizenship, yep. Correct you are.
Give me enough time and enough incentives and that can be almost anywhere.
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13 Aug 2008, 02:09 #12

Statalyzer @ Aug 12 2008, 06:46 PM wrote:
Give me enough time and enough incentives and that can be almost anywhere.
She's FAR from the only athlete to do that too. I agree it kind of sucks how easy it is for some people to get on another country's Olympic team, but it should be the responsibility of the Olympic committee to monitor and change the rules to account for that.

I can't blame any of the athletes though. I'd do it too if it meant I had a chance to play in the Olympics. Sure I'd rather play for my home country, but it would still be awesome none-the-less.
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14 Aug 2008, 13:44 #13

USA wins again 92-69 over Greece.
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14 Aug 2008, 15:09 #14

Spain is next. Pau Gasol vs Dwight Howard should be toughness mismatch, we'd better not lose this one. The way we are playing right now, Argentina should be the only team that can hang with us.
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14 Aug 2008, 19:35 #15

I just watched the game after DVRing it.

Pretty impressive.

Revenge is sweet.
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14 Aug 2008, 19:42 #16

Not quite Dream Team II, but we're winning easily so far.
;) ;) ;) The River of Fire (0-2) ;) ;) ;)
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16 Aug 2008, 13:54 #17

About five minutes until the USA game, and if my math is correct.. the medal round is already set.

Lithuania
Argentina
Australia
Croatia
Greece
Spain
United States
China
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16 Aug 2008, 15:53 #18

So who's not impressed yet?

Bring on Argentina
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16 Aug 2008, 17:22 #19

u mean Lithuania they already beat argentina...


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16 Aug 2008, 17:23 #20

dunno why china is in the medal round, they have not won a game yet i believe. Is it cause their the host?


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