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Re: FIBA World Cup 

Post#1461 » by Floody100 » Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:17 pm

ParticleMan wrote:the days of the USA just showing up and owning the world are gone.


I thinks that’s a bit far-fetched. I highly doubt any other country stands a chance if the US brought their best players over.
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Re: FIBA World Cup 

Post#1462 » by GuyClinch » Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:33 am

The players we sent there were just not that good - also I don't think the cause is close to the coaches heart.
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Re: FIBA World Cup 

Post#1463 » by Roddy » Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:44 am

France 21-30 Australia....at halftime :lol:

Australia is better than us, but referees are just terrible. Oh and Matthew Dellavedova is an a**hole :nod:
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Re: FIBA World Cup 

Post#1464 » by Roddy » Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:49 am

France 67-59 Australia

Nice comeback, it was 25-40 for Australia with 6 minutes left in the third.

Poirier with 8 points (4/8), 7 rebounds (3 off), and a very good defense.

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Re: FIBA World Cup 

Post#1465 » by Fencer reregistered » Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:02 am

Floody100 wrote:
ParticleMan wrote:the days of the USA just showing up and owning the world are gone.


I thinks that’s a bit far-fetched. I highly doubt any other country stands a chance if the US brought their best players over.


To make it hard on ourselves, let's assume:

-- Nobody who's currently injured. (Durant, Klay, Cousins ...)
-- Nobody who's recently been "load managed". (Kawhi, Lebron ...)
-- Nobody named "Anthony" in any way. :)

Then we still have:
-- Guards: Curry, Harden, Westbrook, Lilliard, Beal, Conley, Walker, Irving, Mitchell ...
-- Natural SFs: George, Butler, several Celtics, ...
-- Bigs: Draymond, Turner, a couple of Pistons, a number of young players ...

That's a lot.
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Re: FIBA World Cup 

Post#1466 » by manlisten » Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:49 pm

5InOfLouisville wrote:I dont think team usa’s **** performance really tells us anything about the celtics upcoming season.


Unless they won gold. Then it would tell us everything.
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Re: FIBA World Cup 

Post#1467 » by return2glory » Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:47 pm

The excuses are just excuses. US team had the talent to win with the current players and they didn’t.

These are NBA players playing against teams that have 2 or 3 NBA players. They didn’t play well and they were poorly coached. No excuses.
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Re: FIBA World Cup 

Post#1468 » by FlatearthZorro » Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:33 pm

return2glory wrote:The excuses are just excuses. US team had the talent to win with the current players and they didn’t.

These are NBA players playing against teams that have 2 or 3 NBA players. They didn’t play well and they were poorly coached. No excuses.


True, they could've won. I think they just had a bad game against France.
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Re: FIBA World Cup 

Post#1469 » by Parliament10 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:33 am

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Re: FIBA World Cup 

Post#1470 » by Leprechaun18 » Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:22 pm

When team USA previously lost in FIBA, a bunch of top players dedicated themselves to team USA over multiple years to win the Olympics and WC. They had to stay together and learn to play together and get used to playing FIBA BBall, because it was different than NBA BBall. Their dedication and work paid off with multiple WC and Olympic golds under coach K. This summers loss in FIBA was predictable. Tream USA had new players under a new coaching crew. These new players were not used to playing together under FIBA rules, but many of their opponents were.

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