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#31 thatlookseasy

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 03:31 PM

I'd take Griffin and Love over Bosh.

However, I'd take Howard and Aldridge over Iguodala and Harden any day of the week and twice on Sunday's.


I'll give you Love, but I think Bosh is better than Griffin right now. If I was building a team, I would definitely take Blake but Bosh is the better defender/ shooter so he would be more useful on the Olympic team

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 03:37 PM

I'll give you Love, but I think Bosh is better than Griffin right now. If I was building a team, I would definitely take Blake but Bosh is the better defender/ shooter so he would be more useful on the Olympic team


I'm just not a Bosh fan, I feel like he gets overshadowed by other great players.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 03:52 PM

I'm just not a Bosh fan, I feel like he gets overshadowed by other great players.


Oh he absolutely does, but his skills are more useful for something like the olympic team. All he needs to do is play good defense and hit open midrange jumpers. Blake's game is not really suited for international play where athleticism is not as valuable as perimeter shooting

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 04:00 PM

True, the international game is all about perimeter shooting which could hurt LeBron James, Blake Griffin, Andre Iguodala, and possibly James Harden if he hasn't reacquired his shot since the NBA Finals.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 10:10 PM

The last three teams have qualified (Russia, Lithuania, and Nigera), so I updated my post on NBA players in the Olympics.

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 10:54 PM

I decided to paste this for reference,

NBA Players By Team

USA: LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Deron Williams, Russell Westbrook, Blake Griffin, Kevin Love, James Harden, Andre Iguodala, and Tyson Chandler
Spain: Pau Gasol, Marc Gasol, Serge Ibaka, Ricky Rubio (injured), Jose Calderon, and Rudy Fernandez
France: Tony Parker, Nicolas Batum, Boris Diaw, Ronny Turiaf, and Kevin Seraphin
Argentina: Emanuel "Manu" Ginobili, Carlos Delfino, and Luis Scola
Brazil: Leandro Barbosa, Anderson Varejao, Nene Hilario, and Tiago Splitter
Great Britain: Luol Deng and Eric Boateng
Russia: Timofey Mozgov
Nigeria: Al-Farouq Aminu
Lithuania: Linas Kleiza
China: Yi Jianlian
Australia: Patrick "Patty" Mills
Tunisia: N/A

Other Notables

USA: N/A
Spain: Jaun Carlos Navarro (Former Memphis Grizzlies player)
France: Florent Pietrus (brother of Mikael Pietrus)
Argentina: Andres Nocioni (Former Chicago Bulls, Sacramento Kings, and Philadelphia 76ers player)
Brazil: N/A
Great Britain: Kyle Johnson (Long Island University Player) and Andrew Lawrence (College of Charleston Player)
Russia: Andrei Kirilenko (Former Utah Jazz Player)
Nigeria: Ike Diogu (Former Player of Seven Teams)
Lithuania: Jonas Valanciunas (Rights owned by the Toronto Raptors) and Deividas Dulkys (Florida State Player)
China: N/A
Australia: Matt Dellavedova (St. Mary's Player)
Tunisia: N/A

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 01:45 AM

The USA plays the Dominican Republic on Thursday on ESPN and ESPN3.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 01:54 PM

Team USA practice is being televised on NBATV at 3PM today.

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 03:18 PM

In other news, Kobe says this years Olympic team could beat the Dream team...

http://hangtime.blog...ls=iref:nbahpt2

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 03:26 PM

In other news, Kobe says this years Olympic team could beat the Dream team...

http://hangtime.blog...ls=iref:nbahpt2


He doesnt even believe that. If LeBron had said that....

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 03:27 PM

Lol, Kobe wouldn't dare say that to MJ's face

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 04:53 PM

Crazy thing is, if the team wasnt missing Howard, Wade, and maybe Aldridge I agree that they would beat the dream team. The original dream team had more names than talent- Magic and Bird especially were not the same at that point

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 08:56 AM

This team would beat the dream team, there would be nobody to guard LeBron or KD. Not to mention these PG's would have a field day on Stockton and a past his prime Magic. Only sizable advantage for the Dream Team would be at C imo. Though Karl Malone could definitely do some damage in the front court as well....

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 04:26 PM

This team couldn't touch the dream team...

Malone, Ewing, and Robinson would have a field day down low. If this team had Howard, Wade, and others that they were missing from injury then I would say yes.

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 04:27 PM

Also what is the over/under for the game tonight lol


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