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Dr. J. Naismith 06-29-2008 08:30 PM

Canada Basketball Names 2008 Men's National Team
 
Let's go Sammy .... get us to Beijing next month. :dancing:

A shame that Nash won't play anymore for Canada. :(

Quote:

Originally Posted by basketball.ca
Named to the 2008 Canadian Senior Menís National team are: Joel Anthony (Quebec), Jermaine Anderson (Ontario), Rowan Barrett (Ontario), Samuel Dalembert (Quebec), Carl English (Newfoundland and Labador), Olu Famutimi (Ontario), Levon Kendall (British Columbia), Tyler Kepkay (British Columbia), Juan Mendez (Quebec), Andy Rautins (Ontario), Dave Thomas (Ontario), and Jesse Young (Ontario).

Source - Click here

Major 06-29-2008 09:34 PM

Whoa. Half of that team is from ON :dancing:

And I hate to point it out, but the Canadian B-ball team is nothing without Nash, really. :(

Alvin_Williams_Rox 06-29-2008 11:19 PM

Where is Tristian Blackwood :(
He is crazy, making shoots like kobe lol.
Me and him have some connections ;)

Gurk 06-30-2008 12:43 PM

hopefully canada makes it to the olympics and Nash decides to play for them. That would be awesome

Dr. J. Naismith 06-30-2008 12:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gurkang (Post 40095)
hopefully canada makes it to the olympics and Nash decides to play for them. That would be awesome

Fuck that .... that would be an insult to the guys that got them there if they infact qualified which I doubt they will. But, that being said, Nash is too nice of a guy to steal someone's roster spot who deserves it more than him. :)

Nash had his chance .... see ya later Steve-O and thanks for the memories. ;)

Raptorfan27 07-01-2008 06:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Major (Post 39925)
Whoa. Half of that team is from ON :dancing:

And I hate to point it out, but the Canadian B-ball team is nothing without Nash, really. :(

dont ditch on the canadian team
its a team after all, and if nash doesnt play, maybe we lose sooner
but he cant play forever (or at all under leo and after the triano coaching change), and the country needs to develop young talent. u know, like that new partnership between the raps and canada basketball giving them 500k to cover expenses.

rapsfan087 07-01-2008 04:32 PM

Hope Canadian team is in Beijing. Good luck!

Claudius 07-01-2008 05:57 PM

There's some damn good players on that team, even without Steve Nash. But Nash would make us a sleeper team imo. And that's the problem, the team as it stands doesn't really have a good point guard who a. plays defence and b. reads the teams defence and adapts the entire team. Nash doesn't really do (a) but he does (b) better than a lot of players I've seen do. That's what they're missing.

Ball Don't Lie 07-01-2008 06:22 PM

Carl English shoulda been kicked off the team years ago. The guy thinks hes Lebron and fucks up nearly every play where hes the ball handler or makes himself the ball handler. Stand in the corner and shoot scrub.

I cant wait til the olympics though. I'm already bball starved.

fancylad 07-15-2008 08:25 AM

bump.


caught some of Canada and Slovenia while having breakfast today. Yikes. SLovenia was schooling us... AND they were resting "secret weapon" Uros Slokar. Don't know how th game finished, but i don't think any of us expected a win regardless. In any case: top 3 qualify so there is still lots of ball to be played.

Superjudge 07-15-2008 08:48 AM

whatever.

tournament over.

Dr. J. Naismith 07-15-2008 08:58 AM

Yup, we lost 86-70. Dalembert was fuckin' shit too. Seems as though Rowan Barrett and Joel Anthony were the only two to show up for Canada. :(

Here's the boxscore for those who care: Box Score

Adequate Swag 07-15-2008 09:51 AM

Greece, Germany, Brazil and Puerto Rico are in this tournament.

Only the top 3 advance.

Canada just lost to Slovenia.

I love Canada Basketball...but there isn't a chance in hell we make the Olympics.

MangoKidHoops 07-15-2008 10:08 AM

Brazil? I heard Vareajo, Nene and Barbosa all aren't playing.

But for sure Germany, Greece and Puerto Rico should be going through.

Adequate Swag 07-15-2008 10:14 AM

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Originally Posted by LyRrAd_Nation (Post 43621)
Brazil? I heard Vareajo, Nene and Barbosa all aren't playing.

So instead of being way better than Canada they'll be just slightly better? :haha:

But yeah, I was just saying, we'd have to beat two of those four elite teams. We couldn't beat Slovenia.

I don't like our chances.

MangoKidHoops 07-15-2008 10:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Adequate Swag (Post 43626)
So instead of being way better than Canada they'll be just slightly better? :haha:

But yeah, I was just saying, we'd have to beat two of those four elite teams. We couldn't beat Slovenia.

I don't like our chances.

I don't like ours either. I'll take Slovenia to take that final spot.

rapsfan087 07-15-2008 01:19 PM

If you win one game (against Korea), your on the next round. It's difficult, but not impossible.

MangoKidHoops 07-15-2008 01:42 PM

They should beat Korea, but chances are they would be the last seed and probably face Greece first round in the quarters. Goodbye chances.

Major 07-15-2008 04:33 PM

I'm not expecting much, but I'm certainly cheering. I like Dalembert more and more. Whatever you want to say about Leo, he was right that it would improve Sam's game to play with Team Canada. Jamal should take notes.

MangoKidHoops 07-15-2008 05:04 PM

Jamal should take notes? Jamal is finished.


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