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#41 Windu

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Posted July 24, 2012 - 01:59 PM

Marc is arguably their 3rd best player. Navarro can torch it up.

It does matter.


maybe it matters in that the score would be closer but the results would still be the same

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Posted July 24, 2012 - 02:09 PM

maybe it matters in that the score would be closer but the results would still be the same


The game would be MUCH closer. Also dont forget these games dont matter, so you might see a completely different Spain team in London.

I dont understand why some people in the US are so arrogant when it comes down to basketball. Are you forgetting we kept getting beat by other teams of the world before 2008?

USA is not some invincible opponent, they can be beat. Although I think Spain, Argentina, and Brazil are the only teams that can do it. MAYBE Lithuania too.

Edited by LakersMaster52, July 24, 2012 - 02:09 PM.


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Posted July 24, 2012 - 02:09 PM

Nice turn around

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Posted July 24, 2012 - 02:14 PM

Note that Spain is playing without Marc Gasol, and injured Navarro.


Right and USA is at full strength eh?

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Posted July 24, 2012 - 02:15 PM

Nobody is beating the USA bro, sorry.

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Posted July 24, 2012 - 02:15 PM

The game would be MUCH closer. Also dont forget these games dont matter, so you might see a completely different Spain team in London.

I dont understand why some people in the US are so arrogant when it comes down to basketball. Are you forgetting we kept getting beat by other teams of the world before 2008?

USA is not some invincible opponent, they can be beat. Although I think Spain, Argentina, and Brazil are the only teams that can do it. MAYBE Lithuania too.

Keep in mind that we don't have Dwight and Bymum. Not to mention Wade and Rondo

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Posted July 24, 2012 - 02:16 PM

Keep in mind that we don't have Dwight and Bymum. Not to mention Wade and Rondo


I think Bynum would be a terrible fit for this team.

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Posted July 24, 2012 - 02:18 PM

LeBron James is crazy

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Posted July 24, 2012 - 02:20 PM

I think Bynum would be a terrible fit for this team.

We could use all the size we can get. If any team beats us, it's because of our lack of size to guard post moves from the european 7 footers

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Posted July 24, 2012 - 02:23 PM

My boi A. Davis!

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#51 L.A.K.E.R

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Posted July 24, 2012 - 02:24 PM

The game would be MUCH closer. Also dont forget these games dont matter, so you might see a completely different Spain team in London.

I dont understand why some people in the US are so arrogant when it comes down to basketball. Are you forgetting we kept getting beat by other teams of the world before 2008?

USA is not some invincible opponent, they can be beat. Although I think Spain, Argentina, and Brazil are the only teams that can do it. MAYBE Lithuania too.


Let's not forget that USA didn't bring their best talent to international competition until '08 after Jerry Colangelo changed the program. After the 2000s, USA basketball fell into a funk and hit the lowest of lows in the '02 World Championships and the '04 Olympics. Neither George Karl or Larry Brown were able to harness the talent on those teams effectively nor convince the premier stars of the league to join up. It was more a lack of organization and commitment in USA basketball that led to such terrible results.

If they were able to convince the league's premier talent to sign up for international play, like they've done since '08, Team USA's international performances would have been much better.

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Posted July 24, 2012 - 02:25 PM

We could use all the size we can get. If any team beats us, it's because of our lack of size to guard post moves from the european 7 footers


True. I don't really think it's that much of a problem for them though. Bynum would be too slow to run with them and would take up too much space on the floor with his back to the basket game.

#53 L.A.K.E.R

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Posted July 24, 2012 - 02:26 PM

We could use all the size we can get. If any team beats us, it's because of our lack of size to guard post moves from the european 7 footers


Bynum might be the worst player ever in international play. No joke. His game is the complete opposite of what you'd need from a big man. He's not mobile, lazy on the defensive end, and he wouldn't be able to pound the ball on offense like he did under Mike Brown. Guys like Chandler, Howard and Davis work because of their mobility and defensive talents.

Bynum would be so bad at guarding the foreign bigs who love to stretch the floor.

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Posted July 24, 2012 - 02:28 PM

All I am saying is don't disregard other national teams, especially Spain.

I live in the USA, I am a USA fan. I want USA to win.

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Posted July 24, 2012 - 02:31 PM

I'm not. I think Spain is a damn good team, but a USA team bringing it's premier talent and all of it's key pieces intact is probably unmatched around the world. I don't see any other international team capable of matching them talent-wise, especially with Coach K having inspired the entire team to buy into his defensive concepts.

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Posted July 24, 2012 - 02:43 PM

Its team USA, we have every right to be arrogant.

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Posted July 24, 2012 - 03:17 PM

USA > the rest of world

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Posted July 24, 2012 - 09:27 PM

All athletes need to recognize they are representing America and should behave respectfully while wearing the red,white, and blue. It tales away from any achievement if you don't.
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Posted July 25, 2012 - 09:59 PM

Can't wait!! :censored:

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Posted July 28, 2012 - 02:18 PM

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