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    Well I obviously have to defer to you in this matter, from the multicultural peaceful nirvana that's so in touch with the rest of the country....

    We certainly have every right to look down on Europeans. Americans never, ever resort to cheap violence out of anger.
    It was a joke. Take it as such.

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    Likewise. I was joking

    It wasn't about being the team everyone loved, it was about beating the teams everyone else loved.

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    One thing I do like about FIBA play: the pacing is so much better with fewer timeouts. There are more minor stoppages in play similar to college, but timeouts can only be called during dead ball situations, and the are less of them. It allows for a more consistent flow.

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    Patty mills is averaging nearly 21ppg, tops in the olympics. Who saw that coming?

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    I don't know when this happened, but I have grown to really like Kobe.
    I always enjoyed watching him play basketball, even if he can be frustrating at times.

    But I agree, at some point his unlikeable personality became quite endearing. Now, most of the time, he just makes me laugh. :P

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    Argentina is a bit of a rich mans Nigeria. They really want a free flowing, fast paced game.

    Can't imagine a better first round opponent.

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    Chandler gets hosed on a terrible call and picks up a tech. Sometimes I think he gets these just to keep it interesting.

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    Australia is really athletic. They're just not great at basketball.

    They also don't have the depth to be absorbing all of these early fouls.

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    ...and 5 minutes later, NBC picks up on the depth issue.

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    That's a flagrant in the NBA. Wasn't even pretending to block the shot.

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    Australia has like 20 fouls in less than 12 minutes, and I don't even think they're bad calls. They are just bumping the crap out of us.

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    Ok...that was a bad call. But they're the ones that set this aggressive tone.

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    I don't understand why Kobe isn't being used exclusively in the post. He sucks otherwise.

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    I think deron Williams has more points this half than the last 5 games combined. He looks comfortable looking for his own shot for once.

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    Patty mills is averaging nearly 21ppg, tops in the olympics. Who saw that coming?
    indeed. or them winning so much without Bogut for that matter.

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    indeed. or them winning so much without Bogut for that matter.
    Winning is a bit of a relative term. They were the last team in, ahead of the two worst teams in the tournament.

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    Given the pace of the game, I'd say the dam is getting about ready to burst.

    One of the things about these free flowing games: it takes a toll on your legs, and those open shots in transition become tougher than they appear if your aren't conditioned to play this type of pace. That's what happened to both Argentina and Tunisia.
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    Winning is a bit of a relative term. They were the last team in, ahead of the two worst teams in the tournament.
    i don't think that UK is the 2nd worst team in the Olympics, but more importantly, they did almost beat Brazil, and meaningless for Russians or not, they beat Russia. They weren't so far from #1 seed.
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    Oh my God, I just got home and turned on the TV and I saw Barbosa break someones ankle, foot, and leg. He collapsed like he got punched by Anderson Silva.

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    Oh my God, I just got home and turned on the TV and I saw Barbosa break someones ankle, foot, and leg. He collapsed like he got punched by Anderson Silva.
    Yeah, he's good for one of those a game. and a half dozen really bad ones.

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    Kobe is just murdering our offensive flow. He's the only guy forcing shots that aren't there.
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    Ingles should get another chance in the NBA he has been our best player this tourny

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    LeBron is just awesome to watch. would be much more boring without him.

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    Well, you can't ever call Kobe a quitter. The guy never ever loses confidence.

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