World Cup of Basketball proposal
Old 06-21-2012, 11:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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NBA commissioner David Stern has been vague on the league’s motivation for pushing to enter an under-23 team for future Olympics and shifting the sport’s biggest stars to participation in the world championships, but the change of course is largely motivated by financial benefits, league and international sources told Yahoo! Sports.

For months, the NBA has been discussing an end to the Olympic basketball Dream Team movement and delivering its superstars to a proposed rebranding of the world championships called "The World Cup of Basketball."

For the use of its most marketable players, the league office and many NBA owners are determined to create a financial partnership with FIBA for a World Cup that would allow the NBA to significantly share in the windfall of revenues.
NBA hoping to generate more revenue with World Cup of Basketball proposal - Yahoo! Sports
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Same as Hockey's World Championship. Cool enough for me.
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Same as Hockey's World Championship. Cool enough for me.
but there is no age limit for hockey players wanting to play in the Olympics.
NBA is looking at something similar to what soccer does with the Olympics restricting it to a U23 tournament (though they can still have 3 players over 23)
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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good idea. as long as its every 4 years, 2 years after and before each olympics. like soccer.
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