Yuck, horrible injury for George. Hope he recovers from that, though I don't think he'll be 100% ever again.
damn gotta love Ballmer, this guy have so much energy
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yep... it'll take time for his mind be 100%
I mean, his injury was freakish, he jumped, he landed, it snapped. On a sport that you jump and land on almost every possession and jumping higher gives you a better odd against competition... it'll take time
Kinda hyped for the world cup. without Tony Parker we have no chance, still gonna enjoy it. USA - Spain gon' be good
Philippines lost but still, what a fun game. Lots of Filipinos in Spain.
And Andray Blatche might get his own statue here. I would've gone nuts if they pulled the upset though.
i still can't believe we knocked spain out of the wc
USA is in the final by winning all matches by an average of >30 points ...
This is confirming what we know for years. Basketball = NBA and that's it. Rest is a second division at best. Don't get me wrong, I watched some "euroligue" games but some people in Europe actually believe that teams like Madrid or Moscow could have their place in the NBA. It's laughable. There are not playing in the same division. The best europpean team would finish in the 5 last teams in the NBA and I'm being nice.
Those international competitions are laughable. USA is unbeatable since 2006 and I'm pretty sure USA would still be competitve (ok maybe not winning the tournament ...) if the team was made of DLEAGUE/NCAA players. For the image of Basketball worldwide, those competitions are just showing that nothing changed since the "dream team" era. There is still a huge gap between NBA and the rest.
agree on that, i find most of those wc games boring and i never finish watching them. Once you get used to watching the NBA, when you watch others bball stuff you can't just enjoy. that's like watching an amateur league
Go Serbia! <3 It might as well be wishful thinking on my part. But I hope to see a good final along the lines of the ones that Yugoslavia and USA once had, 2002 mostly, tho 1/4 final:
Damn, the FRA vs SER game was nuts. Nicolas Batum almost pulled a comeback by himself. Too bad, I was rooting for France mainly for Boris Diaw. Serbia is just much more talented. If only they had Parker, Noah and others like De Colo and Ajinca playing, that would have been nice.
I'll be surprised if USA doesn't win the gold medal. This tournament has just been too easy for them.
Mark cuban is right. Those international competitions are a joke. Imo, it should simply be stopped.
Paul Pierce is my new favorite player.