FIBA World Cup 2019

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FIBA World Cup 2019 

Post#1 » by Jaivl » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:55 am

The International Board is dead, so I hope the mods let this one pass.

QFs:

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Argentina vs Serbia
Spain vs Poland
USA vs France
Australia vs Czech Republic


SFs:

Spoiler:
Argentina vs USA/France
Spain vs Australia/Czech Republic


Any thoughts?

Bogdanovic (the Serbian one), Ricky Rubio, Patty Mills and Real Madrid's Facundo Campazzo have probably been the MVPs for now.

Also very strong showings from NBA guys like Ingles or the bulk of Team USA (except for Barnes, ugh).

Jokic and Giannis dissappointed big, big time.

I think it's leading to a english-speaking final and a spanish-speaking bronze, but who knows. FIBA basketball is nuts and both Spain (even with big absences) and Argentina are WAY more experienced, which has proved crucial for now.
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Re: FIBA World Cup 2019 

Post#2 » by 70sFan » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:10 am

I wished the best for Serbia, but they failed.

I am also proud of my Poland team, nobody expected them to play so well (even against Spain).

Now I hope that France will beat USA.

Also, Campazzo is one of the best playmakers I've seen for a long time. Amazing player to watch.
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Post#3 » by Jaivl » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:16 am

Campazzo is a beast, kinda reminds me of Nash. 28 already, but I hope he goes to the NBA for some time.
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Re: FIBA World Cup 2019 

Post#4 » by udfa » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:16 am

I know very little about the other teams, but I think Team USA will win it all

I'm American, of course
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Post#5 » by Dr Spaceman » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:24 am

I’d give Tomaš Satoransky some love as an HM for MVP as well. He has been brilliant and Czech Republic had no business making it this far.
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Post#6 » by Gooner » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:26 am

Dr Spaceman wrote:I’d give Tomaš Satoransky some love as an HM for MVP as well. He has been brilliant and Czech Republic had no business making it this far.


I said after the game against Greece that he is my MVP so far, but after Mills' performance against France, and everythign he has shown so far, it's hard to put anyone ahead of him. Campazzo and Rubio are other candidates aswell.
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Re: FIBA World Cup 2019 

Post#7 » by Dr Spaceman » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:31 am

udfa wrote:I know very little about the other teams, but I think Team USA will win it all

I'm American, of course


They’ve been winning by overwhelming teams with athleticism thus far and playing without a center mostly. Same story as previous tourneys, but this team doesn’t have a Durant or Kyrie 1A type scorer previous ones did. They’re very beatable.

Road just got a lot easier with Serbia knocked out and they’re favorites but could easily lose in the Final to Spain or Oz.

Hell, France has a chance as well.
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Post#8 » by Dr Spaceman » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:46 am

I don’t know what the hell went on with Giannis this tourney by the way. There must have been some weird team dynamics. He was benched for the whole 4th quarter of the USA game after having a horrible showing against Brazil. Just strange.
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Re: FIBA World Cup 2019 

Post#9 » by Jaivl » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:53 am

Dr Spaceman wrote:I don’t know what the hell went on with Giannis this tourney by the way. There must have been some weird team dynamics. He was benched for the whole 4th quarter of the USA game after having a horrible showing against Brazil. Just strange.

After being locked up by a 39 year old point guard (!!!!!).
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Post#10 » by Gooner » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:15 am

Dr Spaceman wrote:I don’t know what the hell went on with Giannis this tourney by the way. There must have been some weird team dynamics. He was benched for the whole 4th quarter of the USA game after having a horrible showing against Brazil. Just strange.



He is not a skilled plyer and he has to rely on NBA "rules" to be a star.
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Post#11 » by Dr Spaceman » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:01 pm

Frankie Smokes takes down the evil empire.
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Post#12 » by Jaivl » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:01 pm

9/11
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Post#13 » by eminence » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:21 pm

Pop's rotations were off all tournament. Bummed the US lost, but looked pretty good as a Jazz fan.
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Post#14 » by 70sFan » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:26 pm

Gobert was a monster, definitely MVP of the game.
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Re: FIBA World Cup 2019 

Post#15 » by Dr Spaceman » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:11 pm

Jaivl wrote:9/11


From now on I will only call them Freedom Fries.
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Post#16 » by Morb » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:31 pm

It's choke? Bruh?)
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Post#17 » by CumberlandPosey » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:39 pm

i want to cry everytime young myles tries to set a pick.to even think that many of the youngs i train watch his non-fundamentals.man o man... and i say that as a fan of him.
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Post#18 » by Jaivl » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:34 pm

Yeah good luck to whoever matches with USA at the Tokyo Olympics. After this embarrasing performance I'm guessing **** is gonna get real.
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Post#19 » by Joao Saraiva » Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:50 am

Hope USA goes with the best team for the olympics. Would be fun to watch LBJ, AD, Kawih, Steph, Durant, Klay, James Harden all on the same team for the olympics.
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Post#20 » by Jaivl » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:03 am

Joao Saraiva wrote:Hope USA goes with the best team for the olympics. Would be fun to watch LBJ, AD, Kawih, Steph, Durant, Klay, James Harden all on the same team for the olympics.

Of course it would be funny for the Portuguese, y'all won't have to play against them!
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