International Hoops/Fiba

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International Hoops/Fiba

Post by wlu_lax6 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:29 pm

USA should not lose to Mexico....period. We are not talking about a Euro team, but Mexico.
http://www.espn.com/olympics/basketball ... fying-game

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Re: International Hoops/Fiba

Post by brian » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:31 pm

BUILD THAT WALL! (around the G-League players on the team so that they can't represent the US in any more international competitions)
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Re: International Hoops/Fiba

Post by wlu_lax6 » Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:47 pm

I think it is time we start treating the national team more like international soccer. A player pool, a full time coach, etc. Not a random selection that comes together when it is important.

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Re: International Hoops/Fiba

Post by A_B » Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:48 pm

I agree. Only winning 98% of everything is some bullcrap. Blow the system up. What's Klinsmann doing these days?
certainly expansive during tactical areas and specific zones

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Re: International Hoops/Fiba

Post by brian » Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:50 pm

In seriousness I find it really hard to believe there aren't enough mid-tier NBA players who wouldn't love the chance to represent their country, even in a non-Olympic tournament.
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Post by Rams Fanny » Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:52 pm

brian wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:50 pm
In seriousness I find it really hard to believe there aren't enough mid-tier NBA players who wouldn't love the chance to represent their country, even in a non-Olympic tournament.
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Re: International Hoops/Fiba

Post by brian » Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:55 pm

I'm thinking more pragmatically and less patriotically as far as their participation but sure...I kind of see your point.
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Re: International Hoops/Fiba

Post by wlu_lax6 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:11 am

Great FIBA brawl video.
http://www.espn.com/olympics/basketball ... fying-game

but...
The game resumed with the Philippine team fielding only three players. Two of those players quickly fouled out, leaving one Philippines player on the court

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Re: International Hoops/Fiba

Post by Ryan » Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:13 am

Hmmm, I wonder what Andray Blatche is up to oh yep there we go

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Re: International Hoops/Fiba

Post by duff » Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:48 am

The Philippine basketball team needs to be suspended by FIBA for that display. That was ridiculous.
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Re: International Hoops/Fiba

Post by Shirley » Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:47 pm

wlu_lax6 wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:47 pm
I think it is time we start treating the national team more like international soccer. A player pool, a full time coach, etc. Not a random selection that comes together when it is important.
Didn't we make that change about 10 years ago when Coach K took over? Did they revert that?

From that article:
Marcus Thornton scored 14 points for the U.S., which is using a roster composed primarily of G League players for the qualifying rounds. Xavier Munford had 11 points, and David Stockton and Reggie Hearn each had 10 for the Americans.
I think I speak for all of us when I say, "who?"
Totally Kafkaesque

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Re: International Hoops/Fiba

Post by Ryan » Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:53 pm

Is Xavier Munford a guard because I’d like that backcourt to be called Munford and Son

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