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SAVAGE CLAW
07-28-2008, 11:59 PM
If there is a team who can/will defeat Usa (not necesarely in the final, it can be on the stage group).

Who do you think stands the best chance?

Ah and for those who flipped out on how Usa trashed Canada.

How about this :

Spain 103 Hungary 45.

The Gasols scored 50+ points in between them, more than the hungarian team.

How bout that?

marvILLous
07-29-2008, 12:09 AM
Yah Spain is dirty. I think they're the only ones who have a chance to top the US. Greece and Argentina maybe, but I don't really think so.

KG#1
07-29-2008, 12:18 AM
us needs more bigs to compete with spain and the gasols but us still wins

raptors_516
07-29-2008, 12:19 AM
thats a crazy score
Spain 103 Hungary 45
i think spain has the best chance to beat the us

marvILLous
07-29-2008, 12:20 AM
is there any box score or anything for the game? articles?

SAVAGE CLAW
07-29-2008, 12:28 AM
http://www.marca.com/edicion/marca/baloncesto/es/desarrollo/1151116.html

SAVAGE CLAW
07-29-2008, 12:29 AM
103 - España (26+28+25+24): Pau Gasol (32), Ricky Rubio (4), Navarro (8), Reyes (11), Jiménez (3) -cinco inicial- Rudy Fernández (8), Calderón (2), Berni Rodríguez (-), Marc Gasol (20), Mumbrú (7) y Garbajosa (8).

45 - Hungría (13+13+10+9): Sitku (6), Balasz Simon (6), Bencze (-), Nemeth (12), Hendlein (4) -cinco inicial- Lorant (7), Horvath (5), Molnar (3), Ferencz (2), Bader (-), Grebenar (-) y Laszlo Simon (-).

goku
07-29-2008, 12:30 AM
the us need more big men because yao and gasol could pose problems

KB24PG16
07-29-2008, 01:21 AM
i didnt vote becuase no can:)

argo
07-29-2008, 01:24 AM
IMO Spain and Argentina are the only real contenders here.

kvrnm
07-29-2008, 02:13 AM
it shouldnt matter we have much better players.... we should role over everyone. spains best player is pau gasol!!!!! he would be are worst player... we need to take it to everyone this year.

cmellofan15
07-29-2008, 02:14 AM
The team they practice against has a better chance than these teams.

kvrnm
07-29-2008, 02:16 AM
The team they practice against has a better chance than these teams.

haha agreed... its true to, the team they practice against has much, much, better players

Hellcrooner
07-29-2008, 02:46 AM
haha agreed... its true to, the team they practice against has much, much, better players

Oh please, yah go on with that toughts, please please go to team usa hotel and make their players think that way, i beg you
heheheheheh

cmellofan15
07-29-2008, 02:49 AM
Oh please, yah go on with that toughts, please please go to team usa hotel and make their players think that way, i beg you
heheheheheh

Do you think its a conspiricy or something? I think the practice team would win gold because all they need is one player to take over each game and everyone else to support him.

Hellcrooner
07-29-2008, 02:51 AM
oh so star filled teams with the likes of pierce, duncan , lebron, anthony, bosh, iverson etc etc have not managed to win gold in 2004 or in the 2002 and 2006 wolrd championships and you thing the team team usa is using to practice would beat any of the teams on the poll?

Get real....

Hellcrooner
07-29-2008, 02:52 AM
Team usa has 99% of cahnces to get teh gold

But NEVER again it would be GRANTED like it was before 2000

and of course the chances of Usa wining with a PERFECT record are only 80%

Hellcrooner
07-29-2008, 02:54 AM
Of course i REALLY hope Team Usa beats us by 40, or better by 100 points of differnence in the stage group match we are going to play.

THey will make the overconfident for the Semis or the final where we will meet again .

cmellofan15
07-29-2008, 02:55 AM
oh so star filled teams with the likes of pierce, duncan , lebron, anthony, bosh, iverson etc etc have not managed to win gold in 2004 or in the 2002 and 2006 wolrd championships and you thing the team team usa is using to practice would beat any of the teams on the poll?

Get real....

Teams with 1 all-star and a great supporting cast seem to do better than teams with a whole bunch of young guys who want to get out there to score to prove themselves to everyone (which is what happened in 2004).

Hellcrooner
07-29-2008, 03:04 AM
IN fact that last statement is very good

In fact my formula for team usa would be

the best OUtside player + the best inside player

a third man that can score in 20s if needed and then the rest of the team people that are SOLID specialists in their position and that do not need a thousen dtouches per game, and with no ego.

Example

Starters: C Paul ( Third option),Kobe(1st option), Battier,Howard(second option)Chandler.

Bench :Hinrich,Posey, Bowen,West, Okafor

+ Kapono (die hard shooter) and Kwame ( yes IM SERIOUS, to bang with the hard frontcourts out there).

cmellofan15
07-29-2008, 03:08 AM
I dont like the fact that they pick lots of Superstars and don't make room for a support cast it doesn't work out like the league wants it to they think that Kobe LeBron and Carmelo working together is going to work out when there is really no chemistry there.

carlo4444
07-29-2008, 03:20 AM
Australia

GermanLakersFan
07-29-2008, 03:23 AM
I really like team usa and root for them but if anyteam beats them i hope its Germany. The frontcourt of Dirk and Kaman might cause some trouble actually. I think Nowitzki and Kaman are better than the Gasols!

Hellcrooner
07-29-2008, 03:28 AM
mmmm

Dirk MAY be a bit better than Gasol ( Their style is too differente, DIrk is like a SF/Pf and gasol like PF/C)

But dont believe that Kaman can hold Marc.

PRoblem with germany is the rest of the team is not ont the same level.

Wich PG form germany can match Calderon? Wich Sg rduy or Navarro?

Is okulaja still in the team?

#1Mavericksfan
07-29-2008, 05:13 AM
Germany

_Sn1P3r_
07-29-2008, 10:21 AM
Spain is crazy. That is a team that will definitely give USA a run for their money.

king4day
07-29-2008, 10:35 AM
Of course i REALLY hope Team Usa beats us by 40, or better by 100 points of differnence in the stage group match we are going to play.

THey will make the overconfident for the Semis or the final where we will meet again .

On the flip side, I'd be more concerned that Spain would feel defeated without a chance to win.
Maybe if they were down 40 and drew within 10 or something.

Er1c
07-29-2008, 10:50 AM
i believe spain has the greatest chance lol...

my second option would be the germany

phlp_bj
07-29-2008, 11:03 AM
that ricky rubio from spain is sick. check him out on youtube

sanfranfan1210
07-29-2008, 10:34 PM
I think it's Argentina

daleja424
07-29-2008, 10:38 PM
The score isnt that surprising considering that Hungary isn't even ranking in thhe fiba world rankings. Its like LA vs. the YMCA under 8 all-stars....

SHONIE
07-29-2008, 10:39 PM
We match up with every team at every position. Anyone who is worried is just paranoid after disappointments in the past.

#1Mavericksfan
07-29-2008, 10:42 PM
I would say Argentina also but I heard some of the guys they had the last time they won was not going to play this year.

SportsFan1988
07-29-2008, 10:45 PM
us needs more bigs to compete with spain and the gasols but us still wins

That made absolutely no sense.

SportsFan1988
07-29-2008, 10:49 PM
If any team is going to give us ANY kind of trouble it would probably be Spain or Argentina.

MaZin420
07-29-2008, 11:04 PM
Spain has the best talent besides us so it would have to be them. Btw france isn't in the olympics or something? Cause they seem like the would have better talent then half of the teams in this poll. Parker, Diaw, Petro,Turiaf, & the pietrus bros.

Hellcrooner
07-30-2008, 10:13 AM
Fracne didnt qualify

Hellcrooner
07-30-2008, 10:14 AM
and neither did serbia.
Just in cas eyou where wondering

mightybosstone
07-30-2008, 10:28 AM
I've always been a fan of Argentina's style of play (and i have a man crush on Scola), so I voted for them. Though, I think Greece, Germany, and Spain could all do it.

HOZ THE KNICK
07-30-2008, 10:31 AM
not this yr it looks like were on a mission.

mightybosstone
07-30-2008, 10:35 AM
I really wish everyone would keep the man love for Team USA down a bit. Overconfidence is the reason we've gotten beat every year since 2000. Do we have the best overall talent? Most definitely. Do we have the best team? Not necessarily and probably not. I actually would prefer a more defensive minded team with fewer superstars. I've heard Kobe was brought in more as a defensive stopper than as a scorer, which I'm fine with, but I think that defense and overall team chemistry should be the top priorities over talent.

SAVAGE CLAW
07-30-2008, 11:41 PM
Last preparatory game by spain

Spain 107 Latvia 57.

getyopopcornrdy
07-31-2008, 12:24 AM
the us need more big men because yao and gasol could pose problems

dwight howard will **** up gasol

i rember this yr playoffs when he had like 10 block in one game:speechless:



besides gasol is soft

lakers4sho
07-31-2008, 12:27 AM
I really wish everyone would keep the man love for Team USA down a bit. Overconfidence is the reason we've gotten beat every year since 2000. Do we have the best overall talent? Most definitely. Do we have the best team? Not necessarily and probably not. I actually would prefer a more defensive minded team with fewer superstars. I've heard Kobe was brought in more as a defensive stopper than as a scorer, which I'm fine with, but I think that defense and overall team chemistry should be the top priorities over talent.

Agreed. Putting a bunch of superstars together doesn't automatically guarantee you the gold.

GspLAL
07-31-2008, 12:30 AM
Cant just say USA has better players so theyll win, they had better players in 04 too and got rolled. Spain has GREAT teamwork.

SwaggaIke
07-31-2008, 01:26 AM
Spain is too sick. NBA talent that has been together for years.

cambovenzi
07-31-2008, 01:46 PM
i dont think they lose this time.
but spain has the best chance.

$KnicksAndKobe$
07-31-2008, 04:11 PM
Spains roster is crazy ...

lakers4sho
07-31-2008, 04:19 PM
Spain might have a shot. So does Argentina or China. Those are the only teams that are worth watching in the Olympics aside from the U.S.A.

SwaggaIke
07-31-2008, 04:25 PM
China has ZERO chance. They got Yao and Yi, but they also have one of the worst backcourts in the WORLD. That can never consistently beat pressure defense. Through two games, that's one the we seem to be able to do pretty well.

YankeeFan89
07-31-2008, 04:32 PM
Haha no one is beating the U.S.

LAcowBOMBER
07-31-2008, 04:37 PM
The US is not going to lose. Everyone on the team knows what happened last time and the have WAY TOO MUCH pride to let that happen again. And as good as that team was they didn't have Kobe. He's not afraid to get on anyone if they start to slack off.

pwest6
07-31-2008, 04:45 PM
Rubio only got 4 points??

Storch
08-01-2008, 04:37 PM
DAMN! What a score!!!!!

chicagowhitesox
08-01-2008, 06:51 PM
Learn to spell. And it's Spain.