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Old 07-16-2008, 10:50 AM   #7 (permalink)
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This is from Grange:

Originally Posted by Michael Grange
"While Dalembert's absence was unexplained -- speculation was that he'd had a falling out with the national team coaching staff -- Canada was able to overcome it and their own dismal first half performance when it seemed certain they were going to leave Athens with an 0-2 record and dashed dreams of Olympic glory."

"All of this was happening while Dalembert, the Philadelphia 76ers centre was nowhere to be found. Dalembert, who joined the national team after being granted Canadian citizenship last summer, was innefective against Slovenia and was singled out by Rautins. Instead of responding Dalembert wasn't available for Canada during the do-or-die game, although it wasn't clear exactly the circumstances. He didn't appear to be on the Canadian bench during the game."
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