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USA VS WORLD

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:50 am
I would pay big bucks to see a competitive game between the USA VS the World...

They could play the game at the end of the Year, after the NBA finals...?

any ideas...

Starting Lineups?

J.Kidd
Kobe
Lebron
Garnett
Howard

Vs.

Nash
Manu
Dirk
Duncan
Yao
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 7:00 am
I think its another ridiculous waste of time by the NBA.........and yet another shameless ploy to get more money and exploit the global market.

Yes, it would attract fans, yes it would garner support from around the world...............but its another glorified pick up game (the ASG being the other)

For me also, as theres quite alot of focus on the Euro's/Internationals these days (not particularly justfied, its just pandering to the un-tapped or potential markets).........I see this as game that USA are trying to say, "Hey, these Euro's arnt revolutionizing our game, its still our game!"

Still Id rather have this quench the NBA's greed a little, than expand to have NBA teams based in Europe (even though that would help me)...........Stern will go wherever the money is, even if its to the detriment of the game and its players.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 7:08 am
Duncan has already played with USA Basketball, so I think you should count him as another american. Replace him with Gasol and you have your teams set.


It would be nice to see a competitive game with those two teams... the problem is that any game between them would be like an All Star... more entertainment than competition.


For example, a complete rest of the world roster (and considering Duncan as american) could be:

PG.- Nash / Parker / Calderon
SG.- Ginobili / Ben Gordon
SF.- Dirk / Luol Deng / Stojakovic
PF.- Gasol / Kirilenko
C.- Yao / Bogut

That's only an example. Players like Biedrins, Okur, Dalembert or Turkoglu could also make it... but there's not much depth after those names.

I'm not gonna post an american team. There are just too many players to choose from. They could create 3 teams able to beat anybody.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 7:55 am
TMC wrote:Duncan has already played with USA Basketball, so I think you should count him as another american. Replace him with Gasol and you have your teams set.


yea... i wasnt sure about Duncan...

i just looked it up on wik.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:26 am
Mr.Kunlathep_Chucnjit wrote:I would pay big bucks to see a competitive game between the USA VS the World...

They could play the game at the end of the Year, after the NBA finals...?

any ideas...

Starting Lineups?

J.Kidd
Kobe
Lebron
Garnett
Howard

Vs.

Nash
Manu
Dirk
Duncan
Yao



WHAT NO AIR FRANCE :mrgreen:
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:32 am
JOEL wrote:WHAT NO AIR FRANCE :mrgreen:


We're talking about a competitive game, buddy. The idea is to give the american team a fair chance at winning, not humiliate them. :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 9:35 am
TMC wrote:
JOEL wrote:WHAT NO AIR FRANCE :mrgreen:


We're talking about a competitive game, buddy. The idea is to give the american team a fair chance at winning, not humiliate them. :mrgreen:



dude man didnt you hear mp is gonna be an allstar LOL
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:38 pm
I find it funny that for a few years people were talking about how the euros would be dominating the league in a few years, now look at all the league's young and/or rising stars:

Chris Paul
Monta Ellis
Rudy Gay
Kevin Durant
Lebron James
Al Jefferson
Dwight Howard
LaMarcus Aldridge
Josh Smith
Deron Williams
Brandon Roy
Carmelo Anthony
Chris Bosh
Andre Iguodala
Kevin Martin
Danny Granger

The league is not exactly stacked with foreign youngsters who will pick up the slack once Nash, Dirk, Stojakovic, and Gasol start declining. Amazing how just a couple of years ago it looked like Euros would someday dominate the league and now none of the under-25 year old rising stars are european.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:54 pm
I could add to the list, these foreign players:

Andris Biedrins
Andrea Bargnani
Leandro Barbosa
Luol Deng
Linas Kleiza

They arent game breakers, but they are talented and will get better.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 1:02 pm
sfsfsfgiants wrote:I could add to the list, these foreign players:

Andris Biedrins
Andrea Bargnani
Leandro Barbosa
Luol Deng
Linas Kleiza

They arent game breakers, but they are talented and will get better.

Barbosa is 25 years old (I was listing people under 25, if I get to list 25 year olds I can add Wade, Amare, Arenas, Kaman...) and the rest of those guys, with the exception of possibly Deng, are not likely future stars, which was the criterion for my list. All 16 guys I listed are far ahead of Biedrins and Kleiza and certainly far ahead of Bargnani, who is one of the worst regular players in the league.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 7:32 pm
Hey u guys forgot AIR FRANCE... :hello1:

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