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Old 08-08-2012, 08:16 PM   #141 (permalink)
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yup the american team system isn't as fundamentally sound as most other european teams...but the individual skill level and athleticism is just on another planet altogether where they only have to play minimal team basketball to be leagues better than everyone else.

historically the thing i've found about canada is they play american basketball but without the superior athletes or individual skill. that's not a recipe for success, but i do like the talent that is on the come up.
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Old 08-08-2012, 08:25 PM   #142 (permalink)
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Funny thing is that people are blaming USA for their unsportsmanlike like celebrations. Yet you see Spain and Argentina flopping and Batum throwing groin strikes.
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Old 08-08-2012, 10:33 PM   #143 (permalink)
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I tried to make an excuse, but Batum fessed up

GIF: Nic Batum Punched Juan Carlos Navarro In the Balls: “I Wanted to Give Him a Good Reason to Flop” | The Big Lead
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Old 08-08-2012, 11:07 PM   #144 (permalink)
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I was able to watch the 4th qtr of the USA game and it was electric when they just turned it on with their defensive pressure and Kobe hitting 4 3's in a row, then the 3 alley oops, awesome.

Whats the story behind Batum and Spain? Anyone watch the game? Or was he just frustrated? I heard he called Spain out after the game for tanking too.
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Old 08-08-2012, 11:27 PM   #145 (permalink)
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I was able to watch the 4th qtr of the USA game and it was electric when they just turned it on with their defensive pressure and Kobe hitting 4 3's in a row, then the 3 alley oops, awesome.

Whats the story behind Batum and Spain? Anyone watch the game? Or was he just frustrated? I heard he called Spain out after the game for tanking too.
Batum was just being an idiot. France shat the bed in the 4th Q and they started to get frustrated near the end.

Dirty, dirty play.
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:58 PM   #146 (permalink)
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Funny thing is that people are blaming USA for their unsportsmanlike like celebrations. Yet you see Spain and Argentina flopping and Batum throwing groin strikes.
So? USA is blamed for their unsportmanship like conduct, but I would say that Batum nutcracker has been judged unanimously unsportmanshiplike too. Actually much more so as it was pretty idiotic. And its not like no one is blaming Spain for flopping. Even though it seemed at least in the France game that there wasnt much flopping going on in the end. Rudy seemed to actually get hurt (he didnt play after that tackle by Turiaf, just laid on the floor) and I think everyone can easily see that Navarro wasnt just flopping there.
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:59 PM   #147 (permalink)
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I find it funny how most of the team USA players are bitching about the refs in the Olympics, yet they are not called for so many travels..
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:27 PM   #148 (permalink)
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Awesome video. Other than the fact that the Cats are expected to win the championship in 2030.
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Old 08-10-2012, 01:37 PM   #149 (permalink)
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Yikes. Not looking good for Spain.
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Old 08-10-2012, 01:41 PM   #150 (permalink)
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Jose ties it at the end of the third!
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Old 08-10-2012, 02:18 PM   #152 (permalink)
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Old 08-10-2012, 02:25 PM   #153 (permalink)
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Fun to see Jose have a good game when it counts.
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Batum was just being an idiot. France shat the bed in the 4th Q and they started to get frustrated near the end.

Dirty, dirty play.
Agreed... just another fake tough guy!

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And Spain moves on. Hopefully they play better in the Gold medal game
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Old 08-10-2012, 03:24 PM   #159 (permalink)
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Old 08-10-2012, 03:33 PM   #160 (permalink)
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Awful perimeter D for the Russians in the second half. Let the Spaniards shoot themselves back into the game, and couldn't do anything when they kept on shooting.

Russian back court was very disappointing, as well. Shved looked like a deer in the headlights for most of the game. Well, good experience I guess, hopefully we'll do better against Argentina in the Bronze medal game.
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