I'm sorry if this was posted before- but does anyone here know a little about Schortsianitis from the Greek team? That guy's a monster! If he wasn't so lazy he could've been a really good player. Does anybody know how he's doing nowadays? Last time I saw him he was playing for Olympiacos.
76-75 with 1:30 to go, Argentina is leading by just one.
Also, I thought Manu wasn't playing this Olympics?
US/Argentina in the quarters. That will be a hell of a game.
Great game between Greece and Argentina just now. Dude missed a game winning three with just a few ticks left. I thought that ball was in, too.
Oh, and Nocioni hurt his knee in this game, too, so if he can't go that will be a break.
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I still think any medal round, win or go home game would make any team play a little tight. I am the eternal pessimist and international teams have scared me the last few Olympics, World Championships. So, till Team USA wins the tournament, I can't get myself to go out and predict the gold medal for the U.S.
We have not played Argentina which is a savvy bunch and has experience playing the US. Also, at any level as the stakes grow higher, all teams get nervous and tight especially with the record the last few years.
Having a lot of experience against the US hurts Argentina a lot more than it helps them. The only element teams have over the US is unpredictability, and Argentina has less than anybody else.
The US has dismantled Argentina in every game since they lost to them in 2004.
Speaking of that 2004 loss, this game will be very fresh in the minds of LeBron, Wade, Boozer and Carmelo, all of whom were on that team.
Last edited by Kstat; 08-20-2008 at 10:23 PM.
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This team plays with such purpose, and now I've seen Kobe and LeBron look like they do in the NBA (dominant) as well. I think we will crush them. If crush means winning by at least 15 points.
Even if I'm wrong, I'm certain we will win the game.
Thats the new Lip Charge. Totally Legal in the Bejing Olympics.
That's just good-*** sportsmanship.
The love is all around... in Pekin olympic games
Actually were were two way to defeat China team:
1. To eliminate Jao and let the remaining team play.
2. To eliminate other players and let Jao play.
Lith. choose the 1 option by:
* physically (see the pic) guarding Jao with 2 rotating centers not allowing to score from the game;
* playing good guard defenders more to use pressing against oponent guards to prevent making easy inbound passes.
The moral of the story is that 2-man teams like China and Germany are not good enough to proceed. Star-centrical teams are doomed. And the USA is unbeatable (so far) because it isn't realying on 1, 2 or 3 superstars and plays like a real team.
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Our softball girls were the best in the world, no doubt about it, were a lot more talented than anyone else, but they still lost to the Japanese. A little humility wouldn't hurt anyone.
Hope that brand doesn't hurt too bad brother...
From the nba.com front page:
"Manu Ginobili said defending Olympic champion Argentina has virtually no chance to beat the U.S Team in Friday's semifinals"
We should be confident and we should be dominant. Does anyone really ever watch an Olympic basketball game and think the US will lose? It's like betting against Misty and Kerri. Last Olympics was unfortunate, but should we really be afraid to say we're the best an expect to win??
"Danny Granger is one of the top players in the league. To move Danny, you better get a lot back." - Larry Bird
Most teams have known our players a lot better than we have known theirs, and it absolutely has hurt us. It's not even a question.
Last edited by Kstat; 08-22-2008 at 07:14 AM.
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Edit: and yeah i distinctly remember coach K not knowing any of the greek players names after the loss in worlds, talking about them by their numbers, that was bad preparation it seems.
Last edited by Chewy; 08-22-2008 at 07:18 AM.
they are doing terrible with listing when team USA plays....any idea on when we play next ?
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