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    Default The trade period has truly started: Szczerbiak out of Minnesota

    It seems that Artest's trade had a "domino effect". This time it's Szczerbiak/Olowokandi to Celtics for Ricky Davis/Blount and others:

    http://www.hoopsworld.com/article_15891.shtml

    The Minnesota Timberwolves sent Wally Szczerbiak to the Boston Celtics for guard Ricky Davis on Thursday as part of a seven-player deal designed to shake up the underperforming teams.

    Also going to Minnesota are
    Mark Blount, Marcus Banks, Justin Reed and two conditional second-round draft picks while the Celtics will also receive center Michael Olowokandi, Dwayne Jones and a future first-round draft pick.

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    Sorry, missed it.

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    are you from switzerland

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    I used to live there, in Geneva, but moved out after New Year. Why?

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    I love switzerland. I was in geneve several months back. my girlfriend picked up the best cheese/onion rösti recipe from a lady up in murren that I request to be made often.

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    i love Martina Hingis

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    Yes, great country, and the food is quite good, though Geneva is rather crazy about foreign kitchens
    Also, great tennis, not bad soccer and terrible basketball

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    Martina is special. She's not really Swiss (from Checzk Republic or Slovakia, I think), but she's popular everywhere.

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    She's not Swiss? Then why does the American media (others might as well, but I wouldn't know) call her the "Swiss Miss"? (You know, other than because it rhymes)

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    She moved to Switzerland very young, with her mother, after her parents divorced. I think she has double citizenship now.

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    Swiss people would probably call tennis player Patty Schnyder "Swiss Miss"

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    I see, I guess in a country full of people who aren't "originally" from here. Not being born in a country doesn't really matter to us (or looked at another way, we don't mind stealling talent from other countries so we don't quibble when others do it either).

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    Yes, I guess there's a bit of that. European nations are probably less inclusive, and media thereafter. Still, I remember that when there was a discussion on foreigners (non-US) NBA players in this forum some time ago, members rather clearly put Patrick Ewing's name among foreigners - which surprised me a bit as Ewing spent most of his life in US. Thus the difference is not very obvious.

    There are probably more reasons why the Hingis "Swiss Miss" pseudonime isn't so popular in Europe. E.g., Eastern Europeans often like to present Hingis as "their" tennis player, and it's easier for European media to avoid this controversy by simply not putting emphasis on her nationality. Even more so as Switzerland today has "new heros" in Federer and Patty.

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