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#21 BSLChrisStoner

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Posted 29 July 2016 - 10:10 AM

The Ringer: Coach K, Let Team USA Be Great



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Posted 03 August 2016 - 05:30 PM

The Ringer: The Young International Basketball Talents to Watch in the Olympics



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Posted 08 August 2016 - 07:51 AM

USA Today: Evaluating the Men's Olympic basketball teams

http://www.usatoday....razil/88332408/

 

Big results so far.... Australia over France, and Croatia over Spain.



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Posted 09 August 2016 - 12:17 PM

Spain and Brazil on now...   US and Australia tomorrow.

 

Shame Spain doesn't have M. Gasol, and Ibaka...  do have 7 NBA players though.



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Posted 09 August 2016 - 01:17 PM

Is it weird that I love the Olympics and like basketball, but have zero interest in Olympic basketball?



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Posted 09 August 2016 - 01:23 PM

Is it weird that I love the Olympics and like basketball, but have zero interest in Olympic basketball?

 

Nah, think most people are like you.

I'm still in to it, but would be more entertaining if Canada was here with their full team,  Australia had Simmons and Exum, and Spain had Marc Gasol and Ibaka (though I think they wouldn't be allowed to have Mirotic if Ibaka was on the roster).

 

Am looking forward to US / Australia tomorrow.



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Posted 09 August 2016 - 01:36 PM

Is it weird that I love the Olympics and like basketball, but have zero interest in Olympic basketball?

 

We see basketball every day... for me, the Olympics is about people doing truly amazing things that I don't get to see every day...


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  You have no faith to lose, and ya know it" - Bob Dylan


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Posted 10 August 2016 - 04:21 PM

Marc Stein / ESPN:

 

Interesting theory offered up by Aussie legend Andrew Gaze in the press tribune less than two hours until Australia and Team USA meet (1/2)

 

Gaze wonders if Australia might hold some stuff back tonight Pop-style knowing they might have a second shot at Team USA in the medal round.

 

Well-placed source just told me Gaze's "theory" is more than a theory. Holding back Gregg Popovich-style indeed expected to be Oz game plan.



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Posted 10 August 2016 - 05:12 PM

Australia playing well.... up 24-17, 3:55 left in the 1st.



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Posted 10 August 2016 - 05:34 PM

41-36 Australia....  Bogut getting his knee looked at though, and Baynes picked up his 3rd.



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Posted 10 August 2016 - 06:16 PM

Australia had the lead at the half... shot near 70% from the floor...

 

Late 3rd, US up 2.



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Posted 10 August 2016 - 06:21 PM

To the 4th... US up 3.



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Posted 10 August 2016 - 06:27 PM

Melo with 25... US up 4, with 7:08 left.



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Posted 10 August 2016 - 06:44 PM

Was rooting for K to lose this game. Obviously, can't do it in the medal rounds but here. Yup

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Posted 10 August 2016 - 06:50 PM

Was rooting for K to lose this game. Obviously, can't do it in the medal rounds but here. Yup

 

I'm a K fan when he's wearing the RWB....

I was rooting for the US to be pushed tonight.... they didn't play very smart.  Melo and Irving gutted things out.

Give Australia Simmons and Exum, and they may have had enough to pull off the upset.


Entertaining game overall.... 

 

US wins 98-88.



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Posted 10 August 2016 - 06:50 PM

Melo with 25... US up 4, with 7:08 left.



Olympic Melo is great.

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Posted 10 August 2016 - 06:53 PM

France has a good team....  Spain has 7 current NBA players, 10 players who have been in the league... but a lot of old legs and have already lost two games.

 

Think Australia is probably the 2nd best team here.



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Posted 10 August 2016 - 10:14 PM

Olympic Melo is great.


I wonder how his Olympics resume will be viewed in comparison to his "selfish" NBA resume?
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Posted 12 August 2016 - 06:56 PM

US up 5 on Serbia with 90 seconds left.



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Posted 12 August 2016 - 06:59 PM

Serbia ball... 3 point game... under 10 seconds after the to.






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