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Post#581 » by theFireBlanket » Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:25 pm

Beorn wrote:It really depends on the person, but almost all the guys who grew up outside the US have expressed similar sentiments one way or another. Actually I can't recall any other high profile guy apart from Ilgauskas refusing to play for his NT consistently, for most of the non-N. American world NBA is an acquired taste, while NTs and domestic clubs come first.
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Post#582 » by StickeeFingaz » Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:12 pm

Anybody else up watching Greece vs Jordan? I'm guessing this is going to get ugly.
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Post#583 » by StickeeFingaz » Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:19 pm

Giannis just slashes through the lane and the Chinese fans go crazy. MVP chants at the line.
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Post#584 » by Pachinko_ » Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:18 pm

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Post#585 » by StickeeFingaz » Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:18 pm

Giannis with a pretty poor game so far.
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Post#586 » by Pachinko_ » Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:20 pm

StickeeFingaz wrote:Giannis with a pretty poor game so far.

it's a small miracle that he gives a **** about these games
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Post#587 » by StickeeFingaz » Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:22 pm

Missed a crazy windmill dunk on a fast break.
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Post#588 » by MickeyDavis » Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:59 pm

Meaningless game, he gets a pass for playing poorly. Although it's interesting that Middleton gets ripped in the other thread for a poor game in a different meaningless game :)
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Post#589 » by Pachinko_ » Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:03 pm

It's sad that 10 years later I'm still saying the same thing about this team: they're not gonna get very far because they can't shoot.
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Post#591 » by Chuck Diesel » Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:11 pm

Beorn wrote:It really depends on the person, but almost all the guys who grew up outside the US have expressed similar sentiments one way or another. Actually I can't recall any other high profile guy apart from Ilgauskas refusing to play for his NT consistently, for most of the non-N. American world NBA is an acquired taste, while NTs and domestic clubs come first.


Beno Udrih, Joakim Noah, Nene, Nikola Pekovic after a certain point.
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Post#592 » by Beorn » Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:04 pm

Udrih was not on speaking terms with several of his teammates, Noah has been born and raised in the US and has no european sports culture, Nene has always played in the WCs and Olympics when healthy, and Pekovic only missed 1 eurobasket in order to sign the Timberwolves contract ;)
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Re: The Greek National Team thread 

Post#593 » by Chuck Diesel » Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:15 pm

Pekovic stopped playing for Montenegro yesrs before he signed his contract. Suspect it had more to due with his relationship to Belgrade. Similarly to his countrymen Sasha Pavlovic, who shunned FIBA.

I remembered Brazilian fans booing Nene for past absences but he did suit up more than I realized. Udrih and Noah excuses are not valid.

Also Steven Adams, most of the top African guys through the years. I could go on and on.
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Post#594 » by Beorn » Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:31 pm

Africa is a different beast, the stories that come out from the football teams at each tournament are unbelievable.
Pekovic played in 1 of the 2 tournaments Montenegro took part in, and after the '13 one he said that he would suit up again for the NT. Then he broke down and became an underworld boss though :P
How does Noah having been born and grown up in NY from a French father, swedish mother and Cameroonian grandfather didn't affect his commitment to the NT, I wonder? Greek US-born players who don't play in Greece usually skip competitions too, it's logical.
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Post#595 » by Chuck Diesel » Sat Aug 24, 2019 6:05 pm

Calathes plays every year. Koufos played a bunch. Noah played once.
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Post#596 » by Beorn » Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:25 pm

Calathes has spent most of his career here though; Koufos has played only once since '11 or so, Dorsey played only once so far, Bramos hasn't accepted the invitation since 2013, and Mitrou-Long will probably pick Canada instead :)
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Post#597 » by Pachinko_ » Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:41 am

I think the unwritten rule for "I'm not arguing, just want a civilised discussion", is not quoting each other :D
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Post#598 » by Magic Giannison » Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:28 pm

Holy **** Skourtopoulos ( greek coach ) is even worse than Kidd, wtf are those rotations and lineups the guy let Calathes play straight 14 minutes made almost no changes and watches us getting schooled by Dominican Republic.

How the **** we manage to get such incompetent coaches in our NT when we got TOP tier coaches left and right on best european teams...
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Post#599 » by truly » Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:58 pm

Or he could be expirementing with rotations and lineups in a practice game....
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Post#600 » by Magic Giannison » Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:44 pm

truly wrote:Or he could be expirementing with rotations and lineups in a practice game....

You do not experiment in the last tournamnet when the world cup starts in a week, you finish up your rotations and stuff like every other team does.

He experimented in Acropolis and besides, how muhc experiment you need to get to see that some specific lineups do not work, what kind of rotation has Calathes playing 14 straight minutes?

Come on man. This guy is Missas v 2.0 as he was his assistant.
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