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Pontius Pirate 08-03-2006 05:32 PM

OT - Anyone excited for Team USA Basketball???
 
I'm actually looking forward to us playing. We actually play an exhibition tonight on ESPN2. Unfortunately, news just broke that Amare Stoudemire is being dropped from the team....

Atlas 08-03-2006 05:36 PM

I'm not excited about it BUT I do like how they assembled the team. They kept a lot of the cry baby stars of the team and got a lot of workman types. I think this team will have a good chance at winning the Gold despite the lack of stars on it or more like because the lack of stars on it.

Dr. Broncenstein 08-03-2006 05:42 PM

Only if I can't find any fresh paint to stare at

missingnumber7 08-03-2006 05:42 PM

Name one player that cares that they are playing for the US and isn't there just to add another trophy to their case.

Pontius Pirate 08-03-2006 05:47 PM

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Originally Posted by missingnumber7
Name one player that cares that they are playing for the US and isn't there just to add another trophy to their case.

Gilbert Arenas

Meck77 08-03-2006 05:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Pontius Pirate
Gilbert Arenas

That's right. He comes from a long line of Lute Olson:notworthy UofA badasses! Lute knows how to screw a kids head on real tight.

SoDak Bronco 08-03-2006 05:53 PM

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Originally Posted by missingnumber7
Name one player that cares that they are playing for the US and isn't there just to add another trophy to their case.


Hinrich.. you kidding me.. this kid is all heart.

Pontius Pirate 08-03-2006 05:56 PM

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Originally Posted by missingnumber7
Name one player that cares that they are playing for the US and isn't there just to add another trophy to their case.

I'd also say Battier, Brand, Bowen, Miller, Jamison...

GonzoLays 08-03-2006 05:56 PM

Just be glad that Football doesn't have international competition. I wonder how many NFL'ers would give of their time to partake in a non-paid competition? They have enought trouble signing autographs after a practice, much less giving months of their time to be patriotic.

GonzoLays 08-03-2006 05:57 PM

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Originally Posted by SoDak Bronco
Hinrich.. you kidding me.. this kid is all heart.

Why do you say that?

SoDak Bronco 08-03-2006 05:58 PM

By the way, Hinrich is my favorite NBA player, I'm excited they didn't go with the NBA one-on-one player's and went with all-around team players, ala Bruce Bowen, and Battier. Obviously the USA has the best talent around but it doesn't matter with the way the international game is played. USA USA USA!!

GonzoLays 08-03-2006 06:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Meck77
That's right. He comes from a long line of Lute Olson:notworthy UofA badasses! Lute knows how to screw a kids head on real tight.

Two of the biggest headcases in the NBA come from Zona: Salim and Damon Stoudamire.

ludo21 08-03-2006 06:02 PM

Not excited, but glad that they put the team correctly for once.

Stoudemire must not be 100% yet......

SoDak Bronco 08-03-2006 06:07 PM

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Originally Posted by GonzoLays
Why do you say that?

I was saying that's why i'm looking forward to the USA Basketball tourney, it's like my dream team, with Hinrich, Lebron, Wade..should be some fireworks from the best draft class in years..and oh ya, BOsh..:thanku:

Pontius Pirate 08-03-2006 06:11 PM

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Originally Posted by GonzoLays
Two of the biggest headcases in the NBA come from Zona: Salim and Damon Stoudamire.

Salim is nowhere near "headcase" status - but I'll concede on Damon.

Anyways, UofA / Lute can still claim: Sean Elliot, Loren Woods, Luke Walton, Mike Bibby, Richard Jefferson, Andre Iguodala, Hassan Adams, Jason Terry, yada yada

SoDak Bronco 08-03-2006 06:22 PM

Lute got started at I-O-W-A...Don't forget it either...that's where his heart still is...He's a mechanical bull now..

DelBronco 08-03-2006 06:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Pontius Pirate
Anyways, UofA / Lute can still claim: Sean Elliot, Loren Woods, Luke Walton, Mike Bibby, Richard Jefferson, Andre Iguodala, Hassan Adams, Jason Terry, yada yada

I'm anxious to see what we look like as a team, even though they've only had about 2 weeks to gel. I also like the way they've put this team together, at least so far.

If my memory serves me correctly wasn't Salim suspended from the team or at least publicly admonished for his behavior several times while at Zona?

Man-Goblin 08-03-2006 06:43 PM

I would be excited, but I have no idea how or when the games are going to be on. I mean, the Championships are in Japan, right? Are we even going to be able to watch them?

I'm more excited for the experience that Melo is getting and for the fact every puff piece I've read is raving about him and his approach. Great news.

Pontius Pirate 08-03-2006 06:43 PM

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Originally Posted by DelBronco
I'm anxious to see what we look like as a team, even though they've only had about 2 weeks to gel. I also like the way they've put this team together, at least so far.

If my memory serves me correctly wasn't Salim suspended from the team or at least publicly admonished for his behavior several times while at Zona?

Yeah, but Lute got him straightened out in his final year.

There was, however, an incident where a number of his teammates (not him) broke into a vending machine before their game against Kansas in Lawrence. That was a bit of a fiasco.

DelBronco 08-03-2006 06:48 PM

Oh, ok. I think he got suspended by the Hawks for a couple games too, but I'm not sure. I think somebody mentioned it before but tonight's exhibition is on ESPN2 at 11:00 eastern time. Good point about seeing the games from Japan though. I'm sure if they are on here they'll be tape delayed, but I'll probably still watch them.

Clockwork Orange 08-03-2006 07:00 PM

I'm excited, go USA!! Peckerslap the rest of the world!! :yep:

Man-Goblin 08-03-2006 07:03 PM

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Originally Posted by DelBronco
Oh, ok. I think he got suspended by the Hawks for a couple games too, but I'm not sure. I think somebody mentioned it before but tonight's exhibition is on ESPN2 at 11:00 eastern time. Good point about seeing the games from Japan though. I'm sure if they are on here they'll be tape delayed, but I'll probably still watch them.

There's an exhibition on in an hour?????

Clockwork Orange 08-03-2006 07:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Man-Goblin
There's an exhibition on in an hour?????

Yep. USA vs Puerto Rico.

Man-Goblin 08-03-2006 07:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Clockwork Orange
Yep. USA vs Puerto Rico.

Is it a replay? I thought they just played yesterday?

DelBronco 08-03-2006 07:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Man-Goblin
Is it a replay? I thought they just played yesterday?

I read that yesterday's was a "controlled scrimmage", whatever that means. Since tonight is "uncontrolled", all hell should break loose.:thumbsup:


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