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Old 08-23-2009, 05:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by BRAY88 View Post
Leo was brought in to coach the Canadian Senior Mens team to hopefully woo some NBA guys to play for the Canadian Team. My problem is, shouldnt it be considered an honor to play for your country and represent the Canadian flag? Why would you have to be convinced or talked into playing for your country? Something needs to change with the mindset of kids in this country to feel honor pride and play for your country. In the past with guys like Magloire, Rick Fox, and now recently Dalembert, Canada Basketball has not done an adequate job of making these guys confident enough in Canada's ability to produce quality basketball players. I believe it is changing now with all the younger players coming up through the NCAA, CIS, ETC.. but I still would like to see playing for your country as an ultimate goal and accomplishment of younger basketball players in Canada.
Quite frankly, Canada isn't a ery good basketball country. The population is around 35 million and there isn't a lot of talent. Steve Nash shouldn't waste hist ime with Team Canada until we get a second star NBA cliber player. I like Joel Anthony at center. He's a good defensive big man that is fast. I doubt Canada will make the Olympics until we get another high caliber player.
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