Second Best National Basketball Team?

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Second Best National Team?

France (Parker, Diaw, Batum, Noah, Fournier, Gobert)
2
5%
Spain (Gasol Bros, Rubio, Hernangomez Bros, Ibaka, Mirotic, Abrines)
15
41%
Greece (Antetokounmpo)
2
5%
Canada (Wiggins, Thompson, Murray, Olynyk, Joseph, Powell)
4
11%
Australia (Simmons, Ingles, Bogut, Mills, Exum)
0
No votes
Serbia (Jokic, Boban, Bjelica, Bogdanovic)
13
35%
Other
1
3%
 
Total votes: 37

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Second Best National Basketball Team? 

Post#1 » by Tiesto_Lakers » Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:27 pm

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Re: Second Best National Basketball Team? 

Post#2 » by Blackfyre » Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:29 pm

These teams have other goods players that do not play in the NBA, you know ? Many of them are better than some players you mentioned.

Greece (Antetokounmpo) - this makes it look like it's Giannis and bunch of nobodies.
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Re: Second Best National Basketball Team? 

Post#3 » by Blackfyre » Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:31 pm

Also, where are Serbia or Croatia ? Serbia is probably the second best team in the world and they are not even included.
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Re: Second Best National Basketball Team? 

Post#4 » by RaptorsLife » Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:31 pm

France or spain

Canada doesn't play like a team with a chemistry

Serbia though. Will always be relevant with jokic
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Re: Second Best National Basketball Team? 

Post#5 » by Blackfyre » Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:35 pm

RaptorsLife wrote:France or spain

Canada doesn't play like a team with a chemistry

Serbia though. Will always be relevant with jokic

They were already relevant before Jokic rose to the stardom. Imagine how good they are now when Jokic is one the best in the world.

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Re: Second Best National Basketball Team? 

Post#6 » by Nolan » Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:47 pm

Serbia (which isn't even an option on your poll). France, Spain, Canada and Australia all have an abundance of talent but all that talent hasn't led to all that much success. Whereas the Serbian national team has really got their ish together and have looked great in the last couple international competitions.
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Re: Second Best National Basketball Team? 

Post#7 » by Tiesto_Lakers » Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:48 pm

Added Serbia - my mistake.
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Re: Second Best National Basketball Team? 

Post#8 » by Vlade Divac » Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:56 pm

You need to take off Greece and put Croatia and eventually Estonia.
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Re: Second Best National Basketball Team? 

Post#9 » by giordunk » Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:02 pm

Serbia also has Milos Teodosic who was the GM Survey "best international player not in the NBA"
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Re: Second Best National Basketball Team? 

Post#10 » by UcanUwill » Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:02 pm

Serbia, following by Spain and France.

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Re: Second Best National Basketball Team? 

Post#11 » by binjumper » Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:09 pm

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Post#12 » by UcanUwill » Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:10 pm

giordunk wrote:Serbia also has Milos Teodosic who was the GM Survey "best international player not in the NBA"

Teodosic, Jokic, Bogdanovic, Kalinic, Bjelica, Marjanovic, etc. That team is scary. Already planing of placing some cash on them in this upcoming Eurobasket, if they bring all of their talent.

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Re: Second Best National Basketball Team? 

Post#13 » by Blackfyre » Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:25 pm

Vlade Divac wrote:You need to take off Greece and put Croatia and eventually Estonia.
Estonia ???? :o We suck at basketball.
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Re: Second Best National Basketball Team? 

Post#14 » by Vlade Divac » Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:26 pm

Blackfyre wrote:
Vlade Divac wrote:You need to take off Greece and put Croatia and eventually Estonia.
Estonia ???? :o We suck at basketball.

LOl sorry I meant Lithuania. Sorry that I offended you LOL



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Re: Second Best National Basketball Team? 

Post#15 » by Blackfyre » Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:30 pm

Vlade Divac wrote:
Blackfyre wrote:
Vlade Divac wrote:You need to take off Greece and put Croatia and eventually Estonia.
Estonia ???? :o We suck at basketball.

LOl sorry I meant Lithuania. Sorry that I offended you LOL



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Re: Second Best National Basketball Team? 

Post#16 » by phanman » Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:52 pm

Canada doesn't belong on this list. Wiggins is a fraud that wishes he was American -.-

Misvoted for France, but if I could redo it I'd go w/ Spain. Although Pau is old as ****, he still has a game that is perfect for international play. Throw in Marc and Ibaka as a frontcourt and that' is as dangerous as it gets. The second wave of Spanish players are on the up and up and Rubio looks to have taken that next step this season.
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Re: Second Best National Basketball Team? 

Post#17 » by nomansland » Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:34 pm

Spain right now but in a few years it'll be Canada by a landslide. Most of their players are really young whereas the Gasols, Ibaka and Rubio will be declining.
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Post#18 » by UcanUwill » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:59 am

nomansland wrote:Spain right now but in a few years it'll be Canada by a landslide. Most of their players are really young whereas the Gasols, Ibaka and Rubio will be declining.

We will see, but having bunch on nba scrubs and role players doesnt Automatically make best team by a landslide. I still have a lot of faith in Serbian, Croatian, Lithuanian and other top Euro teams.

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Post#19 » by UcanUwill » Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:01 am

Vlade Divac wrote:
Blackfyre wrote:
Vlade Divac wrote:You need to take off Greece and put Croatia and eventually Estonia.
Estonia ???? :o We suck at basketball.

LOl sorry I meant Lithuania. Sorry that I offended you LOL



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How one confuses Lithuania to Estonia on a basketball forum, come on man :)

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Re: Second Best National Basketball Team? 

Post#20 » by Tiesto_Lakers » Fri Apr 28, 2017 12:14 pm

I'm surprised France is getting no love. A team with Gobert, Batum, and Parker is as dangerous as they come.

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