FIBA World Championship Games

Discussion in 'Other Hoops Talk' started by mercury, Jun 21, 2006.

  1. lazyberbs

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    There is not a doubt in my mind that Euro basketball is on at least a par with the NBA. I have seen talk about our being better next time and that we might be back on a par with them for the Olympics, but that will be a major problem.

    I think that the reason we lost was that their teams play together all the time, at least the nucleus does. But when we continue to send an all-star contingent instead of a team of players who play together most of the time, we will run into the same problem.

    And you can figure that no owner would let his team go over there as a unit because then he is endangering his team for the next NBA season. Look at what happened to Pau Gashol. And even if no injuries occur, the team members would have been playing almost year-round and would get no time off with their families or even to relax.

    That approach is dead before it gets off the ground.

    I wonder if the Euros will continue to rule the World's for the foreseeable future.
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    I dunno 'bout ruling the worlds... it's a different team each time... No team has dominated...USA has been in the top 3 or 4 for a long time.
    With a little more time together the USA team could go on a run.
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    May need to go back to the college players and possibly the team that won the NCAA title minus the signed senior/rookies, or even a combo of the two teams that finished 1-2. At least you got team work there and a longer time for them to play together as a "team"

    The pros (dream teamers) were brought in because our collegiates weren't getting the job done. The "world" played in awe" watching the dream teamers in the 90's, and playing with them the last 14 years in the FIBA-WC, the Olympics and the NBA itself has literally brought them up to the NBA level.
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    Wonder how much of a chilling effect Gasol's injury will have?
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