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Old 08-03-2006, 05:32 PM   #1
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Default 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....
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Old 08-03-2006, 05:36 PM   #2
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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.
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Name one player that cares that they are playing for the US and isn't there just to add another trophy to their case.
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Old 08-03-2006, 05:47 PM   #5
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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
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Old 08-03-2006, 05:50 PM   #6
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That's right. He comes from a long line of Lute Olson UofA badasses! Lute knows how to screw a kids head on real tight.
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Old 08-03-2006, 06:00 PM   #7
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That's right. He comes from a long line of Lute Olson 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.
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Old 08-03-2006, 06:11 PM   #8
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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
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Old 08-03-2006, 05:53 PM   #9
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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.
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Old 08-03-2006, 05:57 PM   #10
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Hinrich.. you kidding me.. this kid is all heart.
Why do you say that?
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Old 08-03-2006, 06:07 PM   #11
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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..
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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...
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Old 08-08-2006, 08:01 AM   #13
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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 and Arenas for sure.
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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.
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Old 08-03-2006, 05:58 PM   #15
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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!!
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Old 08-03-2006, 06:02 PM   #16
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Not excited, but glad that they put the team correctly for once.

Stoudemire must not be 100% yet......
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Old 08-03-2006, 06:22 PM   #17
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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..
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Old 08-03-2006, 06:43 PM   #18
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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.
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I'm excited, go USA!! Peckerslap the rest of the world!!
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Starting lineup for Team USA tonight:

Chris Paul
Dwayne Wade
LeBron James
Carmelo Anthony
Chris Bosh

Kobe Bryant, Paul Pierce & Amare Stoudamire are all out with injuries right now. Chauncey Billups is at home fulfilling a promise to his wife.
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Old 08-03-2006, 10:29 PM   #21
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Starting lineup for Team USA tonight:

Chris Paul
Dwayne Wade
LeBron James
Carmelo Anthony
Chris Bosh


Kobe Bryant, Paul Pierce & Amare Stoudamire are all out with injuries right now. Chauncey Billups is at home fulfilling a promise to his wife.
Gotta love that draft class of 2003
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Old 08-04-2006, 09:50 AM   #22
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Gotta love that draft class of 2003

Don't forget Hinrich...give the white boy some love.
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Old 08-03-2006, 08:10 PM   #23
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Team USA playing like this is an All-Star game out of the gate.
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Old 08-03-2006, 08:13 PM   #24
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That Puerto Rican guard just attempted a carry that would have made Allen Iverson proud. Unlike in the NBA, they actually called him for it.
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Old 08-03-2006, 08:30 PM   #25
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Being tied with PR this far into the half is not comforting....
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