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OT: Team "Celtics" USA eliminated by France in the quarter-finals

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OT: Team "Celtics" USA eliminated by France in the quarter-finals 

Post#1 » by TheBoi10 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:08 pm

Kemba is gonna fit right in with the rest of the frauds in Boston.

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Re: OT: Team "Celtics" USA eliminated by France in the quarter-finals 

Post#2 » by RaheelWasHere » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:13 pm

Emmbarasing on the NBA that so many of there players opted to not participate, won't be surprised if next year during the Olympics they still have issues convincing players to play.
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Re: OT: Team "Celtics" USA eliminated by France in the quarter-finals 

Post#3 » by TDotJon » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:20 pm

France had the best player on the court (Gobert) . wow Khris Middleton could only stay on the floor for 18 mins and go 2/7?
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Re: OT: Team "Celtics" USA eliminated by France in the quarter-finals 

Post#4 » by RonaldArtest » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:21 pm

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Re: OT: Team "Celtics" USA eliminated by France in the quarter-finals 

Post#5 » by RonaldArtest » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:24 pm

TDotJon wrote:France had the best player on the court (Gobert) . wow Khris Middleton could only stay on the floor for 18 mins and go 2/7?

Bucks were obviously in a tight spot with wanting to retain Giannis, they need to surround him with talent, provide stability and continuity, etc. But man Middleton is incredibly overpaid. Dollar amount to production level that might be one of the worst deals in the league.
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Re: OT: Team "Celtics" USA eliminated by France in the quarter-finals 

Post#6 » by LBJKB24MJ23 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:27 pm

A team full of Celtics and Bucks couldn’t deliver in a playoff environment - not shocked
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Re: OT: Team "Celtics" USA eliminated by France in the quarter-finals 

Post#7 » by RaptorsNorth » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:31 pm

People were still checking for this tournament ? Once all the stars pulled out I lost interest and forgot this tournament was still going on. Great they beat US C team :lol:
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Re: OT: Team "Celtics" USA eliminated by France in the quarter-finals 

Post#8 » by 15Years » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:42 pm

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Re: OT: Team "Celtics" USA eliminated by France in the quarter-finals 

Post#9 » by WuTang_OG » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:42 pm

This was never really a tournament. Pretty low interest imo. Good on France to capitalize.
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Re: OT: Team "Celtics" USA eliminated by France in the quarter-finals 

Post#10 » by Zeno » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:49 pm

Gasol is going to win the double.
Celtics are really going to to miss Horford. He's their Lowry, without him they will really struggle to get back to last years win total. The improved chemistry with Kemba helps but they'll struggle.
When will we just change the name of 25 of the 30 teams to the Washington Generals?

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Re: OT: Team "Celtics" USA eliminated by France in the quarter-finals 

Post#11 » by Vtop » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:01 pm

Speak for yourselves, I’m in Athens right now and this is the only thing people are watching. The level of Interest is insane despite Greece having been knocked out
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Re: OT: Team "Celtics" USA eliminated by France in the quarter-finals 

Post#12 » by The Nutz » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:06 pm

WuTang_OG wrote:This was never really a tournament. Pretty low interest imo. Good on France to capitalize.


Of course it is a tournament... it is still the World Cup, and it is a big deal and that does not change just because US and Canada NBA players did not show. The players and fans of the non North America countries are still very invested.

Typical North American attitude.... we aren't winning, so it's "not really a tournament" :roll:
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Re: OT: Team "Celtics" USA eliminated by France in the quarter-finals 

Post#13 » by lolwut » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:18 pm

RonaldArtest wrote:
TDotJon wrote:France had the best player on the court (Gobert) . wow Khris Middleton could only stay on the floor for 18 mins and go 2/7?

Bucks were obviously in a tight spot with wanting to retain Giannis, they need to surround him with talent, provide stability and continuity, etc. But man Middleton is incredibly overpaid. Dollar amount to production level that might be one of the worst deals in the league.

The only winner in the Khris Middleton sweepstakes was Khris Middleton.
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Re: OT: Team "Celtics" USA eliminated by France in the quarter-finals 

Post#14 » by NinjaBro » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:26 pm

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Re: OT: Team "Celtics" USA eliminated by France in the quarter-finals 

Post#15 » by fbalmeida » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:34 pm

Happy for France. Everyone, except for Goliath, loves it when David sticks it to the giant.

Pulling for Spain here. Go-go-Gasol.

With football (soccer) underway and Ronaldo scoring 4 goals against Lithuania for the national team, zero attention is being paid in Portugal to any sport other than football. As usual. I actually tested this the other day.

90 minutes of football, the latest FC Porto - Benfica league game, spawned 7 distinct conversations, 2-3 hours each, which were broadcast live and simultaneously on 7 different Portuguese TV stations, namely SIC News, RTP 3, TVI24, CMTV, SportTV, 11, and Porto Canal.

A ludicrous ratio of commentary time vs 90 minutes of a league game. Those who complain about multiculturalism haven't the foggiest notion how dull its alternative can be - monoculture.
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Re: OT: Team "Celtics" USA eliminated by France in the quarter-finals 

Post#16 » by WuTang_OG » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:34 pm

The Nutz wrote:
WuTang_OG wrote:This was never really a tournament. Pretty low interest imo. Good on France to capitalize.


Of course it is a tournament... it is still the World Cup, and it is a big deal and that does not change just because US and Canada NBA players did not show. The players and fans of the non North America countries are still very invested.

Typical North American attitude.... we aren't winning, so it's "not really a tournament" :roll:


Settle down, don't be such a cry baby.

There was zero allure to this tournament with all NA players dropping out, there's no arguing that. The level of interest wasn't there this year from NA due all of these players dropping out. It was a joke of a tournament and yes since USA players did not show, it lowers the value of the entire tournament.
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Re: OT: Team "Celtics" USA eliminated by France in the quarter-finals 

Post#17 » by traps#10 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:37 pm

Embarrassing, a team of the Boston Celtics “Big 3” and fringe all stars can’t beat a France team? What will the Celtics accomplish this upcoming season with their “Big 3” and role players then? Overhyped as usual.
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Re: OT: Team "Celtics" USA eliminated by France in the quarter-finals 

Post#18 » by Badonkadonk » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:37 pm

WuTang_OG wrote:
The Nutz wrote:
WuTang_OG wrote:This was never really a tournament. Pretty low interest imo. Good on France to capitalize.


Of course it is a tournament... it is still the World Cup, and it is a big deal and that does not change just because US and Canada NBA players did not show. The players and fans of the non North America countries are still very invested.

Typical North American attitude.... we aren't winning, so it's "not really a tournament" :roll:


Settle down, don't be such a cry baby.

There was zero allure to this tournament with all NA players dropping out, there's no arguing that. The level of interest wasn't there this year from NA due all of these players dropping out. It was a joke of a tournament and yes since USA players did not show, it lowers the value of the entire tournament.

The only crying I'm seeing is from US media types who seem shocked that their B players aren't good enough to win tournaments anymore. That would seem to contradict that it doesn't matter to people here.

Anyways, like others have pointed out, this was a huge deal everywhere other than N.A., which actually makes it a huge deal even if it's not what it could have been.
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Re: OT: Team "Celtics" USA eliminated by France in the quarter-finals 

Post#19 » by Danny1616 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:39 pm

Curse of Popovich...was on the '04 team when they lost never coached them again...now he re-joins and they lose.
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Re: OT: Team "Celtics" USA eliminated by France in the quarter-finals 

Post#20 » by Johnny Bball » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:51 pm

The made the olympics. Seems that was the only goal.

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