Greatest non-USA team

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Re: Greatest non-USA team 

Post#41 » by Veyron » Wed Aug 9, 2017 8:08 pm

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Re: Greatest non-USA team 

Post#42 » by Veyron » Wed Aug 9, 2017 8:10 pm

jinxed wrote:2006 Spanish WC Team, and it's not really close.

They went 9-0 in the tournament with an average margin of victory of 22 pts. They won the championship game 70-47 over a Greece team that just beat Team USA, and the Spaniards were playing without Pau that game.

No other international team has come close to that sort of dominance. Let's just reference two commonly noted teams.

1990 Yugoslavia. Lost to Puerto Rico. Went 7-1 in the tournament. Avg margin of victory = 10 points. Didn't have to play against American NBA players.

2004 Argentina Team. This team actually lost two games. One game to Italy and another to Spain. Spain only lost one game that tournament, a QF game against the USA.


Spain would be eaten alive by YUgoslavia team.
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Re: Greatest non-USA team 

Post#43 » by maRioGrande » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:31 pm

jinxed wrote:2006 Spanish WC Team, and it's not really close.

They went 9-0 in the tournament with an average margin of victory of 22 pts. They won the championship game 70-47 over a Greece team that just beat Team USA, and the Spaniards were playing without Pau that game.

No other international team has come close to that sort of dominance. Let's just reference two commonly noted teams.

1990 Yugoslavia. Lost to Puerto Rico. Went 7-1 in the tournament. Avg margin of victory = 10 points. Didn't have to play against American NBA players.

2004 Argentina Team. This team actually lost two games. One game to Italy and another to Spain. Spain only lost one game that tournament, a QF game against the USA.

So, just like Yugoslavia, Spain didn't have to play against American NBA players. :lol:

Also, you somehow forgot to mention 1991 Yugoslavia. Went 5-0 with average margin of 22 pts to win Eurobasket. Played without Drazen Petrovic whole tournament. :D

Like someone mentioned before, no other non-American team had such a level of talent on all positions. And Yugoslavia fell apart years before those players reached their prime.
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Re: Greatest non-USA team 

Post#44 » by jinxed » Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:14 am

maRioGrande wrote:
jinxed wrote:2006 Spanish WC Team, and it's not really close.

They went 9-0 in the tournament with an average margin of victory of 22 pts. They won the championship game 70-47 over a Greece team that just beat Team USA, and the Spaniards were playing without Pau that game.

No other international team has come close to that sort of dominance. Let's just reference two commonly noted teams.

1990 Yugoslavia. Lost to Puerto Rico. Went 7-1 in the tournament. Avg margin of victory = 10 points. Didn't have to play against American NBA players.

2004 Argentina Team. This team actually lost two games. One game to Italy and another to Spain. Spain only lost one game that tournament, a QF game against the USA.

So, just like Yugoslavia, Spain didn't have to play against American NBA players. :lol:

Also, you somehow forgot to mention 1991 Yugoslavia. Went 5-0 with average margin of 22 pts to win Eurobasket. Played without Drazen Petrovic whole tournament. :D

Like someone mentioned before, no other non-American team had such a level of talent on all positions. And Yugoslavia fell apart years before those players reached their prime.


Good points, USSR also fell apart before their players reached their prime. Could have been a fascinating 1992 Olympics! Dream Team still wins of course, but would have loved to see USA vs Yugoslavia and USA vs USSR.
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