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JordansBulls
09-11-2010, 05:35 PM
http://www.themadnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/FiBa2.jpg

http://www.fiba.com/images/web/Events/10/FWCM/photos/_org/trophy.jpg

http://topendsports.com/clipart/pics/albums/olympic-games/gold_medal.gif

http://people.eku.edu/pedersonn/mongoliaFire/american-flag.gif

VS.

http://www.appliedlanguage.com/flags_of_the_world/large_flag_of_turkey.gif

http://turkey2010.fiba.com/images/web/Events/10/FWCM/photos/daybyday/0911/usa-ltu/usa/_400/Small__X8E6742.jpg


http://www.eurobasket2007.org/en/files/%7BC497E5D2-7726-48A6-9B2C-726CFB8ABA8A%7Dlarge_h.jpg

This game is in Turkey as well (Istanbul)

VinceCarter
09-11-2010, 05:38 PM
Why do you keep posting FIBA stuff in the NBA forum?

Gators123
09-11-2010, 05:40 PM
Why do you keep posting FIBA stuff in the NBA forum?

Who cares?


USA wins, Durant goes for 30+ points

JordansBulls
09-11-2010, 05:41 PM
Why do you keep posting FIBA stuff in the NBA forum?

Didn't realize we had a forum for FIBA.

Wade>You
09-11-2010, 05:41 PM
people need to stop playing MODERATOR and using threads to tell the moderators how to do their job.

Wade>You
09-11-2010, 05:42 PM
Didn't realize we had a forum for FIBA.It doesn't matter; it's obvious people want to discuss Team USA, but no one makes an effort to go to the FIBA forums to do it.

kjoke
09-11-2010, 05:45 PM
hmm, its in turkey......

they (turks) could just win it.....

Shady66
09-11-2010, 06:03 PM
What time does the game start?

VinceCarter
09-11-2010, 06:05 PM
It doesn't matter; it's obvious people want to discuss Team USA, but no one makes an effort to go to the FIBA forums to do it.

Well that goes to show how many people want to talk about FIBA :eyebrow:

If there are really that many people who want to talk about it maybe you should advertise it in your sig or something that there is a FIBA forum.

Gilly1254
09-11-2010, 06:09 PM
USA dominates and win by 10+ IMO.

NYKalltheway
09-11-2010, 06:19 PM
Didn't realize we had a forum for FIBA.

:speechless::speechless:
for real?:p

tough game. Hope the refs keep it clean... Usually hosts are being favored till they reach the semis, when it goes past that you know that the aim is to go for the win.

At least this way they promote the sport to the country. Expect many competitive Turkish players in the next one and a half decade

Hellcrooner
09-11-2010, 07:32 PM
Usa Should win.


but since i know the kind of things tht happen when turkish crowds threaten the lifes of the refs.....................who knows.

bigsams50
09-11-2010, 08:20 PM
Usa usa usa

Baller1
09-12-2010, 11:50 AM
Kevin Durant! Let's get it...!

tredigs
09-12-2010, 12:32 PM
"Currently viewing this thread: 1 member and 0 guests"

We can't have that. I'll make a thread in the main forum to drum up a little interest JB, just merge mine into this one (and keep it in that forum please) if it gets going.

Wade>You
09-12-2010, 12:43 PM
what about SERBIA and LITHUANIA?

Great comeback for Lithuania!

tredigs
09-12-2010, 01:01 PM
USA vs. Turkey championship game for FIBA 2010:


http://www.worldcorrespondents.com/usa-vs-turkey-at-fiba-world-championship-2010-finals-schedule-and-tv-coverage/8810714


USA vs Turkey at FIBA World Championship 2010 Finals: TV Coverage and Schedule – The United States and Turkey will meet for the finals of the FIBA World Championship 2010. It was surprising that a neophyte Team USA managed to get this far. It was their best so far since 1994 when they won the FIBA Championship.

Kevin Durant powered Team USA with his explosive 38 points, with 17 of those in the first quarter. Duran now holds the new American single-game record at the FIBA World Championship. Carmelo Anthony held the mark previously with 35 against Italy in 2006.

Turkey, had a last minute lay-up to get past Serbia on their semifinals game. The Turkey team will be powered by their desire to show to the home crowd that they will become the first team to defeat Team USA at FIBA 2010 and give a historic upset to them.

For those who will be watching the USA vs Turkey: FIBA 2010 Finals, the game will be on September 12, Sunday at 21:30 (GMT+2). Main broadcast partners for the games are Solar , Basketball TV, and FIBA TV.

Below is the list of the USA vs Turkey at FIBA 2010 Finals: TV Coverage and Schedule:




Game's on ESPN3.com and ESPN at 2:30 Eastern [11:30 Pacific - international channels are in the link]. Let's take a little break from the 5 layer cheese dip, PBR and the Colts/Texans game to root on our team to Gold.

Wade>You
09-12-2010, 01:02 PM
thanks for making a thread tredigs. go usa!

tredigs
09-12-2010, 01:27 PM
We're playing Turkey in Turkey for the gold medal game; these fans are going to be seriously hostile (if you don't know about Turkish fans yet, you will if you watch this game). Big challenge for the USA to see if they can close out their run and stay undefeated.

Hellcrooner
09-12-2010, 01:32 PM
We're playing Turkey in Turkey for the gold medal game; these fans are going to be seriously hostile (if you don't know about Turkish fans yet, you will if you watch this game). Big challenge for the USA to see if they can close out their run and stay undefeated.

th key is how strong are the refs.

They tend to get scard and put every all in turkish way.

CB4AB7VC15
09-12-2010, 01:47 PM
Usa 10++++++++++++++++

CelticCat
09-12-2010, 01:47 PM
"free enes"

Avenged
09-12-2010, 01:50 PM
Durant. :drool:

NYKalltheway
09-12-2010, 02:05 PM
turkey will win in overtime... you're gonna hate the refs :p

Wade>You
09-12-2010, 02:07 PM
definitely excited about this game. turkey is playing out of their minds and the US is the only favorite that hasn't been upset in this tourney.

tredigs
09-12-2010, 02:08 PM
Durant's 5 points away from having the most points ever scored in a FIBA tournament by the way [he's 177 - record is 182 - set in 1966].

I expect the ref's to be a ****-show for Team USA, but we're good enough that I think we'll prevail.

Not too late to join the Durant bandwagon people; but it might be after this gold!

Wade>You
09-12-2010, 02:19 PM
USA is going to run away with this game with a +20pt win. Just predicting this based off Turkey's 3 best players being Ersan, Hedo, and Omer Asik.

eugene
09-12-2010, 02:23 PM
Turkey +7... Turks playing amazing team bball and won't be nervous as Lithuanians were in 1/2 finals.

Shady66
09-12-2010, 02:23 PM
Excited for this game, not a fan of either team, but this will be the first time I see Hedo play since the very beginning of last year with Toronto.

tredigs
09-12-2010, 02:24 PM
USA is going to run away with this game with a +20pt win. Just predicting this based off Turkey's 3 best players being Ersan, Hedo, and Omer Asik.

International game's crazy though man. Their team has a lot more continuity than us and they're a hostile crowd playing in their HOME GYM in Istanbul. That can't be overlooked.

I really don't expect a blowout. This is going to be the biggest/toughest game of a lot of these young guys lives up to this point. It's going to be a tough environment and I think it's going to be a tough ****ing game.

Game time in T-3 minutes. Let's do this!!!

jackdawson
09-12-2010, 02:28 PM
Go Kevin Durant!!!

SteveNash
09-12-2010, 02:29 PM
How will Hedo play today?

SteveNash
09-12-2010, 02:29 PM
Oh **** Rose is still in the starting lineup

Chacarron
09-12-2010, 02:31 PM
Ball.

Wade>You
09-12-2010, 02:32 PM
Adrian Wojnarowski WojYahooNBA

The boos are so loud in arena, you can't hear the P.A. introducing the USA players. Just static. 7 minutes ago via web The arena doesn't even look packed...

tredigs
09-12-2010, 02:34 PM
Oh **** Rose is still in the starting lineup

He's a big game player; he's going to bring some grit that we're going to need.

Also, CONTINUITY. You don't switch **** up at the last minute.

GAME TIME -

Arena's packed to the brim, D-Wade ^ ...

Slimsim
09-12-2010, 02:34 PM
Usa wins by a blowout

Wade>You
09-12-2010, 02:35 PM
Game over.

Ollie Tabooger
09-12-2010, 02:35 PM
It'd be embarrassing if we lose...

Gators123
09-12-2010, 02:36 PM
Durant will carry the team to a win

Slimsim
09-12-2010, 02:37 PM
What a shot

tredigs
09-12-2010, 02:37 PM
OHHH **** DURANT! Drop-step 3? SURE. Nice way to start this up.

ClayMatthews
09-12-2010, 02:39 PM
I got turkey.

Gators123
09-12-2010, 02:40 PM
I thought Rose improved his shooting over the summer?

Shady66
09-12-2010, 02:42 PM
Hedooooo

Shady66
09-12-2010, 02:45 PM
Hedoooo

NYY NYJ NYK
09-12-2010, 02:48 PM
:flag:

Slimsim
09-12-2010, 02:48 PM
Why not put love in ?

tcav701
09-12-2010, 02:48 PM
Keep me updated on the scores.

Too many football games on to watch FIBA even though I've watched all the other US games.

jackdawson
09-12-2010, 02:49 PM
****!!

Slimsim
09-12-2010, 02:50 PM
Anyone else think there's going to be a fight in this game ?

Slimsim
09-12-2010, 02:51 PM
usa 20

Tur 17

jackdawson
09-12-2010, 02:51 PM
Right there! Keep Curry on the floor. Rose ain't gonna get it done!

tredigs
09-12-2010, 02:51 PM
Durant with the triple on 3's, the block, and Curry with a nice clutch 3!

Another defection-block by Durant. Great start.

Avenged
09-12-2010, 02:51 PM
Too much "me first" ball going on.

Forbo
09-12-2010, 02:51 PM
Hedo always has something to complain about and always wants to fight....wow....Tyson Chandler I hope you dunk it home on Hedo!

Shady66
09-12-2010, 02:52 PM
Great D

Chacarron
09-12-2010, 02:52 PM
If that is going to be called on Westy, the refs better be consistent throughout the game.

Avenged
09-12-2010, 02:53 PM
Great D by Gordon. :speechless:

jackdawson
09-12-2010, 02:53 PM
My goodness!! Eric Gordon's just showed what lockdown defense is. Derrick Rose needs to watch it more!

tredigs
09-12-2010, 02:54 PM
If that is going to be called on Westy, the refs better be consistent throughout the game.


Great D by Gordon. :speechless:

Yup.

Doesn't matter though, Durant is simply too ****ing good. USA isn't going to lose.

cubs0707
09-12-2010, 02:56 PM
I love all the hate for drose

Avenged
09-12-2010, 02:57 PM
My goodness!! Eric Gordon's just showed what lockdown defense is. Derrick Rose needs to watch it more!

It's too bad Rondo withdrew himself.

tredigs
09-12-2010, 02:57 PM
I love all the hate for drose

Yeah, not the time for that ****. He struggled in the semi-final and a few other games, but so what? He's a sick talent. Probably [clearly] over-hyped by Bulls fans, but I like what he brings to this team. He's one of the reasons why we're in this final.

On another note, really impressed by what Westbrook brings in his semi-limited minutes. Glad to see he's getting some early play in the final. Him + Rose are so fun to watch on the same team.

Gators123
09-12-2010, 02:58 PM
It's too bad Rondo withdrew himself.

:nod:

cubs0707
09-12-2010, 02:59 PM
Yeah, not the time for that ****. He struggled in the semi-final and a few other games, but so what? He's a sick talent. Probably [clearly] over-hyped by Bulls fans, but I like what he brings to this team. He's on of the reasons why we're in this final.
finally a smart poster not on here to hate

Forbo
09-12-2010, 02:59 PM
Derrick Rose is still a top 3 pg, but he just isn't doing well this entire time as a member of my countries team. So its better that he is out!

cubs0707
09-12-2010, 02:59 PM
:nod:
here we go with the rondo > rose

jackdawson
09-12-2010, 02:59 PM
westbrook= Athleticism.

Niro
09-12-2010, 03:01 PM
westbrook is sick but it wouldnt hurt if he would pass the ball from time to time...

Avenged
09-12-2010, 03:04 PM
here we go with the rondo > rose

:nod:

Avenged
09-12-2010, 03:05 PM
Look at the Turkey bench acting like they're so tough. ;)

cubs0707
09-12-2010, 03:06 PM
Look at the Turkey bench acting like they're so tough. ;)
lol

cubs0707
09-12-2010, 03:08 PM
omer!!!!!!

smith&wesson
09-12-2010, 03:10 PM
its amazing that reffing has gotten soo bad in the nba, and in fiba that we have accepted it and now pretty much expect it.

sure a reff can make mistakes, but the freequency is absolutley ********.

cubs0707
09-12-2010, 03:11 PM
this game is over lol

TMoney3
09-12-2010, 03:12 PM
Lets just jack up 3's while were up 10 ughhh

TMoney3
09-12-2010, 03:13 PM
Give Kevin Durant ball and get the freak out of the way

Wade>You
09-12-2010, 03:14 PM
Goal tending anyone?

cubs0707
09-12-2010, 03:14 PM
Kd!!!!!

jackdawson
09-12-2010, 03:14 PM
Talk about Kevin ****ing Durant baby!!!

Wade>You
09-12-2010, 03:14 PM
Billups is getting mugged out there.

tredigs
09-12-2010, 03:16 PM
its amazing that reffing has gotten soo bad in the nba, and in fiba that we have accepted it and now pretty much expect it.

sure a reff can make mistakes, but the freequency is absolutley ********.

Basketball reffing has NEVER been good in the fans eyes by my experience. It's a tough game to ref dude. But I think this game is being reffed fairly.

PS: KEVIN DURANT IS UNCONSCIOUS - unreal. I'm telling you, we're watching the makings of a an all-time great.

Gators123
09-12-2010, 03:16 PM
Too physical? lol Not physical enough.

wmudford
09-12-2010, 03:17 PM
Why is hedo not trying to take over this game for turk??

dnewguy
09-12-2010, 03:17 PM
It's funny some are talking about Rose....this guy is horrible, I mean common, enough even mentioning his name. Flat out overrated player.

cubs0707
09-12-2010, 03:18 PM
wow chancey

TMoney3
09-12-2010, 03:19 PM
What is Chauncey doing?

Wade>You
09-12-2010, 03:19 PM
Rudy G good O rebound

cubs0707
09-12-2010, 03:19 PM
It's funny some are talking about Rose....this guy is horrible, I mean common, enough even mentioning his name. Flat out overrated player.

:facepalm:

Avenged
09-12-2010, 03:21 PM
It's funny some are talking about Rose....this guy is horrible, I mean common, enough even mentioning his name. Flat out overrated player.

He's a really good player.

Hasn't played to his ability lately, but he's good.

Luckily the other guards are coming through.

Wade>You
09-12-2010, 03:21 PM
It's funny some are talking about Rose....this guy is horrible, I mean common, enough even mentioning his name. Flat out overrated player.While I wouldn't go that far, I do think he's not at the level that everyone thinks he's at. He's got a lot of work to do to make that next step.

cubs0707
09-12-2010, 03:23 PM
While I wouldn't go that far, I do think he's not at the level that everyone thinks he's at. He's got a lot of work to do to make that next step.

what level is that

BALLER71
09-12-2010, 03:25 PM
Rose needs to step it up.

Gators123
09-12-2010, 03:26 PM
what level is that

Superstar level

SteveNash
09-12-2010, 03:27 PM
How can people continue to criticize NBA refs after watching this?

FIBA is such a joke they can't even keep th court dry.

Avenged
09-12-2010, 03:31 PM
Anyways, looks like Lamar Odom will be adding to his collection. :)

Hellcrooner
09-12-2010, 03:34 PM
How can people continue to criticize NBA refs after watching this?

FIBA is such a joke they can't even keep th court dry.

At least in fiba a foul is a gfoull no matter who is making it on who.

Wade>You
09-12-2010, 03:38 PM
what level is thatPeople have him as a top 5 PG and think he's gonna make a leap into top 3 next season.

tredigs
09-12-2010, 03:39 PM
At least in fiba a foul is a gfoull no matter who is making it on who.

If anything, FIBA is more biased than NBA refs.

Interesting that you say that as a Laker fan though, and somebody who has criticized the favorable officiating for Turkey in THIS thread...

netsgiantsyanks
09-12-2010, 03:43 PM
It's funny some are talking about Rose....this guy is horrible, I mean common, enough even mentioning his name. Flat out overrated player.

better than what beasley had to offer, :p

thescore53
09-12-2010, 03:45 PM
It's funny some are talking about Rose....this guy is horrible, I mean common, enough even mentioning his name. Flat out overrated player.

u mad ?

Avenged
09-12-2010, 03:45 PM
If anything, FIBA is more biased than NBA refs.

Interesting that you say that as a Laker fan though, and somebody who has criticized the favorable officiating for Turkey in THIS thread...

:pity:

tredigs
09-12-2010, 03:46 PM
:pity:

Care to elaborate? Lakers get the benefit of the doubt. You're a Laker fan, so you may not realize it, but they do man. Try watching the GSW objectively for a year, and you will understand the difference in favorable officiating. It's just like an umpire in baseball. If you're a great pitcher who slightly misses his mark, you get the benefit of the doubt and get the corner calls. If not? You don't. This isn't something you should be ignorant to bud.

PS: Kevin Durant > WORLD basketball. Back to back threes, kid cannot be touched.

Wade>You
09-12-2010, 03:48 PM
Durant swaggin on the Turkish fans.

Avenged
09-12-2010, 03:48 PM
Durant! :drool:

I'm going to love when he becomes a Laker. ;)

:laugh2:

NYtilIdie
09-12-2010, 03:48 PM
Kevin Durant! HE'S A MAN CHILD!!!!

Gators123
09-12-2010, 03:48 PM
wow

$KnicksAndKobe$
09-12-2010, 03:48 PM
Durant should get arrested ...

Gators123
09-12-2010, 03:48 PM
KD=Chuck Norris

Avenged
09-12-2010, 03:48 PM
Care to elaborate? ...

When you say "Laker fan", you include me. :(

Ollie Tabooger
09-12-2010, 03:48 PM
yeah durant shut the turks up

smith&wesson
09-12-2010, 03:49 PM
Basketball reffing has NEVER been good in the fans eyes by my experience. It's a tough game to ref dude. But I think this game is being reffed fairly.

PS: KEVIN DURANT IS UNCONSCIOUS - unreal. I'm telling you, we're watching the makings of a an all-time great.

no i know ... i was reading the begining of this thread and ppl are like watch for the reffing watch for the reffing. Its gotten to the point where we expect brutal reffing. one of my biggest pet peaves with the nba has always been the ref's. i know its a tuff task and no ones expecting perfection but u gotta admit you have seen at least 10 games in the last season where the reff's just completly take over games in clutch moments. and your right the ref's have done a good job this game. gotta give credit where its due.

any ways. KD is a beast man always has been, now he is getting more recognition for it :clap:

Crackadalic
09-12-2010, 03:49 PM
Kevin Durant you are THE MAN kobe in the making watch out now

NYtilIdie
09-12-2010, 03:50 PM
Did we not call this Gold Medal after Argentina got eliminated?

YoungOne
09-12-2010, 03:50 PM
without durant they would lose xD

Avenged
09-12-2010, 03:50 PM
Kevin Durant you are THE MAN kobe in the making watch out now

Lets not get carried away now. :)

Wade>You
09-12-2010, 03:50 PM
Rose is Turkey's best player.

$KnicksAndKobe$
09-12-2010, 03:51 PM
Wow Rose .... stop please

Gators123
09-12-2010, 03:51 PM
Bench him

dnewguy
09-12-2010, 03:51 PM
Can they please not let Rose touch the ball anymore?

Avenged
09-12-2010, 03:51 PM
.. and Rose had to kill the momentum. :sigh:

smith&wesson
09-12-2010, 03:52 PM
How can people continue to criticize NBA refs after watching this?

FIBA is such a joke they can't even keep th court dry.



you gotta be kidding me. maybe because its offseason and your memory is foggy ... nba refs take over games bro. honestly they do.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
09-12-2010, 03:52 PM
Durant is unreal:drool:

NYtilIdie
09-12-2010, 03:53 PM
Please K, take Rose out and put whoever the hell you want in. Just anybody besides Rose!

Wade>You
09-12-2010, 03:53 PM
Westbrook should be getting more PT in this game.

Avenged
09-12-2010, 03:53 PM
Odom bringing in his championship experience.

tredigs
09-12-2010, 03:53 PM
Lets not get carried away now. :)

I'd take Durant over Kobe ALL DAY going forward ; ]

As in, this year.

BHF
09-12-2010, 03:55 PM
How can people continue to criticize NBA refs after watching this?

FIBA is such a joke they can't even keep th court dry.

:facepalm: omg wtf is wrong with you?

dnewguy
09-12-2010, 03:56 PM
I'd take Durant over Kobe ALL DAY going forward ; ]

As in, this year.

With the full knowledge that there are many NBA players that can shut Durant down, and maybe 1 or 2 can even try that to Kobe. Don't get carried away, Artest can shut Durantula down anyday.

junion
09-12-2010, 03:57 PM
I would have switched Rose with Rondo.

DODGERS&LAKERS
09-12-2010, 03:57 PM
I'd take Durant over Kobe ALL DAY going forward ; ]

As in, this year.

In fantasy leagues maybe. To go out and give your team the best chance to win, no way in hell

dnewguy
09-12-2010, 03:57 PM
Odom bringing in his championship experience.

Odom, Westbrook, Durant and Kevin Love are the best players on this team......Iguodola is best defender. Gay is best garbage man

Avenged
09-12-2010, 03:58 PM
I'd take Durant over Kobe ALL DAY going forward ; ]

As in, this year.

I'd still take Kobe for this year on the Lakers due to his experience and still having a much more "killer instinct" than Durant.

This year though, no doubt in my mind Durant is going to establish himself as a top 2 player in the league.

Bold statement having called him a Kobe in the making though.

dnewguy
09-12-2010, 04:00 PM
I'd still take Kobe for this year on the Lakers due to his experience and still having a much more "killer instinct" than Durant.

This year though, no doubt in my mind Durant is going to establish himself as a top 2 player in the league.

Bold statement having called him a Kobe in the making though.

You meant top 2 scorer...his defense/passing skills is below average.

Avenged
09-12-2010, 04:01 PM
In fantasy leagues maybe. To go out and give your team the best chance to win, no way in hell

My thoughts exactly.

Durant's a great talent and is quickly becoming one of the best in the league, but for the Lakers, I'm still taking Kobe due to the fact that he'll give the Lakers the best chance to win FOR THIS UPCOMING SEASON.

$KnicksAndKobe$
09-12-2010, 04:01 PM
Westbrook teaching Rose

NYtilIdie
09-12-2010, 04:01 PM
C'mon Turkey! Westbrook isn't Rose, he can hit the 3.

tredigs
09-12-2010, 04:02 PM
With the full knowledge that there are many NBA players that can shut Durant down, and maybe 1 or 2 can even try that to Kobe. Don't get carried away, Artest can shut Durantula down anyday.

Ron with an elite team defense to back him up did a great job against KD in his first ever playoff experience (as a 20 yr old kid), but going forward? With KD as BY FAR the best young superstar in the game and Artest an aging veteran? Old man doesn't stand a ****ing chance.

NYtilIdie
09-12-2010, 04:04 PM
And in comes Rose :sigh:

Avenged
09-12-2010, 04:04 PM
Odom getting wide open in the paint. :nod:

dnewguy
09-12-2010, 04:05 PM
Ron with an elite team defense to back him up did a great job against KD in his first ever playoff experience (as a 20 yr old kid), but going forward? With KD as BY FAR the best young superstar in the game and Artest an aging veteran? Old man doesn't stand a ****ing chance.

Lebron JAMES.

YoungOne
09-12-2010, 04:05 PM
erden plays for boston next season :D
with him we have 3 pf's and 4 centers ^^

$KnicksAndKobe$
09-12-2010, 04:05 PM
Ron with an elite team defense to back him up did a great job against KD in his first ever playoff experience (as a 20 yr old kid), but going forward? With KD as BY FAR the best young superstar in the game and Artest an aging veteran? Old man doesn't stand a ****ing chance.

Since when is being 30 years old make you an old man :confused:

YoungOne
09-12-2010, 04:07 PM
rose is getting worse -.-

Wade>You
09-12-2010, 04:08 PM
Maybe Westbrook spoon-feeding Rose easy baskets will get him going.

Gators123
09-12-2010, 04:08 PM
finally

tredigs
09-12-2010, 04:09 PM
Since when is being 30 years old make you an old man :confused:

He'll be 31, and a guy with ~25 thousand NBA minutes under his belt won't be handling this kid entering his prime. I really don't think anyone will.

97NYer
09-12-2010, 04:09 PM
Rose has dropped on my PG rankings after this tournament.

CP3
Deron
Rondo
Nash
Westbrook
Rose

Hellcrooner
09-12-2010, 04:09 PM
this is finishedl.

Congrats on the win.


Lets see what hapens onthe olympics wiht all the teams at FULL strneght.

Avenged
09-12-2010, 04:09 PM
Odom! representing the Lakers. :nod:

Wade>You
09-12-2010, 04:10 PM
Gotta love Odom

dnewguy
09-12-2010, 04:10 PM
:flag::flag::flag::flag::flag:


:win::win::win::win::win:

Gators123
09-12-2010, 04:11 PM
:flag::flag::flag::flag::flag:


:win::win::win::win::win:

:up:

$KnicksAndKobe$
09-12-2010, 04:11 PM
He'll be 31, and a guy with ~25 thousand NBA minutes under his belt won't be handling this kid entering his prime. I really don't think anyone will.

Well yeah when Durant enters his prime, Artest will probably retire.

But right now this season I think Artest can still slow down Durant.

Avenged
09-12-2010, 04:11 PM
He'll be 31, and a guy with ~25 thousand NBA minutes under his belt won't be handling this kid entering his prime. I really don't think anyone will.

Even an elite team defense gives the best some trouble.

It'll be up to his teammates (mainly Westbrook) to really continue to develop for the Thunder to become championship contenders.

dnewguy
09-12-2010, 04:12 PM
Rose shows up when the game is over.

Avenged
09-12-2010, 04:12 PM
Lamar freaken' Odom!

NYtilIdie
09-12-2010, 04:13 PM
And I stand correct when I say

Westbrook>Rose

Especially after this tournment.


EDIT: Right after I say that, Rose lets his man blow right by him :facepalm:

Wade>You
09-12-2010, 04:14 PM
It's one thing to struggle offensively, it's another to give up a big baskets to the guy you are guarding. Just a bad game for Rose.

Westbrook wanted to block that shot so badly.

$KnicksAndKobe$
09-12-2010, 04:15 PM
:flag::flag::flag::flag::flag:

:win::win::win::win::win:

xILLN355
09-12-2010, 04:15 PM
come back i hope :D haha

DeZonia
09-12-2010, 04:16 PM
Lamar is showing what kind of BEAST he is!

dnewguy
09-12-2010, 04:16 PM
Congrats guys, this team sure surprised everyone. Some will say the talent they faced were not as tough as in former FIBA contests but we've got to respect what they were able to do and the adversity they overcame.

:clap::clap::clap:

:flag:

:win:

We still love you Derrick Rose.

Slimsim
09-12-2010, 04:18 PM
i stand corrected Blowout

Hellcrooner
09-12-2010, 04:18 PM
Meet you in 720 days, with all the teams at FULL rostrs.

Until then, congrats.

-Kobe24-TJ19-
09-12-2010, 04:18 PM
Candyman!!!:win:

Avenged
09-12-2010, 04:20 PM
Does anybody have a box score website?

$KnicksAndKobe$
09-12-2010, 04:21 PM
Meet you in 720 days, with all the teams at FULL rostrs.

Until then, congrats.

Ez :p

dnewguy
09-12-2010, 04:21 PM
Apart from Durant, who else will make the olympic team?

arkanian215
09-12-2010, 04:21 PM
Meet you in 720 days, with all the teams at FULL rostrs.

Until then, congrats.

lol Can't wait to see our full lineup whoop your full line up.:flag:

YoungOne
09-12-2010, 04:21 PM
boxscore:
http://espn.go.com/extra/fiba/boxscore?gameId=300914940

Avenged
09-12-2010, 04:21 PM
You have to love to see that from a fan base.

Just like OKC when the Lakers eliminated them.

Avenged
09-12-2010, 04:22 PM
boxscore:
http://espn.go.com/extra/fiba/boxscore?gameId=300914940

Thanks man.

Slimsim
09-12-2010, 04:22 PM
I'm disappointed I was hoping for a nail bitter finish.

Wade>You
09-12-2010, 04:23 PM
Derrick Rose fans nowhere to be found.

Draco
09-12-2010, 04:24 PM
Derrick Rose fans nowhere to be found.

I thought he had a good game.. what would be the point in trying to dispute that with people such as yourself.

Wade>You
09-12-2010, 04:25 PM
:win:

USA FTW!

YoungOne
09-12-2010, 04:25 PM
I thought he had a good game.. what would be the point in trying to dispute that with people such as yourself.

are u serious?

Slimsim
09-12-2010, 04:26 PM
Well That's the end of that chapter

td0tsfinest
09-12-2010, 04:26 PM
Congrats guys. :clap:

tredigs
09-12-2010, 04:26 PM
Well yeah when Durant enters his prime, Artest will probably retire.

But right now this season I think Artest can still slow down Durant.

Have you been watching this tournament? It's being entered man!

GOLD - BOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

KD = uncontested MVP of the tourney. Fantastic.

Wade>You
09-12-2010, 04:27 PM
I thought he had a good game.. what would be the point in trying to dispute that with people such as yourself.You make it seem as if I'm in the minority on this. Even Ray Charles could see just how bad D-Rose was.

Avenged
09-12-2010, 04:28 PM
I thought he had a good game.. what would be the point in trying to dispute that with people such as yourself.

Nah, he had a good last 4 minutes getting himself open..

But this isn't the thread for that, Team U.S.A won, we should all be happy for everyone who played.

$KnicksAndKobe$
09-12-2010, 04:29 PM
Have you been watching this tournament? It's being entered man!

GOLD - BOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

KD = uncontested MVP of the tourney. Fantastic.

Ye he was "God in disguise" in this Tourney but I still say he's going to shoot 35% from the field against the Lakers/Artest if they meet in the playoffs again :)
_________

Durant by far was the best player in team USA B , it wasn't even close
:win:

Draco
09-12-2010, 04:30 PM
You make it seem as if I'm in the minority on this. Even Ray Charles could see the bad performance Derrick Rose had.

I never suggested you were in the minority. I haven't come across a post criticizing Rose that I agreed with or were worth the time to read.

thescore53
09-12-2010, 04:30 PM
rose didn't play great but he didn't do horrible either....

Draco
09-12-2010, 04:30 PM
Nah, he had a good last 4 minutes getting himself open..

But this isn't the thread for that, Team U.S.A won, we should all be happy for everyone who played.

Dude, look over the last 3 pages.. that's all this thread has been about.

Draco
09-12-2010, 04:31 PM
rose didn't play great but he didn't do horrible either....

This..

Avenged
09-12-2010, 04:32 PM
Dude, look over the last 3 pages.. that's all this thread has been about.

:laugh2: thats because Rose was playing pretty bad until the last minutes of the game.

But now that the team won, I don't see the reason to be bashing any player.

SteveNash
09-12-2010, 04:32 PM
Turkey fans are a bunch of thugs.

Avenged
09-12-2010, 04:34 PM
I expect Team U.S.A to go undefeated for the next 10 years if every top talent plays for them. :)

Hellcrooner
09-12-2010, 04:34 PM
Turkey fans are a bunch of thugs.

Really?

If they had done what they USUALLy do (begnals, thrw chairs at the court, life threats to regfs , throw coins etc) the gae may have been differnet,

THis isthe bst behaviour ive seen from them yt

junion
09-12-2010, 04:34 PM
Meet you in 720 days, with all the teams at FULL rostrs.

Until then, congrats.

Oh yeah, that's right.. many countries were missing key players... for example, USA was missing: Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Dwight Howard, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, etc

Wade>You
09-12-2010, 04:35 PM
I won't discuss Rose any further in this thread. I'll just say that I'm not in the minority and people who watched this game could see not only the offensive struggle, but the poor shots, turnovers, and defense that accounted for a fraction of Turkey's points.

$KnicksAndKobe$
09-12-2010, 04:36 PM
Really?

If they had done what they USUALLy do (begnals, thrw chairs at the court, life threats to regfs , throw coins etc) the gae may have been differnet,

THis isthe bst behaviour ive seen from them yt

I'm sure that would of happened if USA won by 2 from free throws in the last second of regulation, good thing it was a blow out ... whew

Wade>You
09-12-2010, 04:37 PM
I expect Team U.S.A to go undefeated for the next 10 years if every top talent plays for them. :)Now that the talent pool has been replenished and the foundation has been paved, it's gonna be a long time before USA loses again.

kjoke
09-12-2010, 04:40 PM
lol to anyone who thinks our a team could be stopped

Ollie Tabooger
09-12-2010, 04:41 PM
Meet you in 720 days, with all the teams at FULL rostrs.

Until then, congrats.

LOL U.S. had one player that'll get significant minutes in the olympics. See you in 720 days :laugh:

Slimsim
09-12-2010, 04:42 PM
Turkaglou looks pissed

Khalifa21
09-12-2010, 04:42 PM
Meet you in 720 days, with all the teams at FULL rostrs.

Until then, congrats.

I find it hilarious that you act as if only Spain were missing key players.

LeBron, Wade, Kobe, Dwight, CP3, Bosh, Deron, Amar'e...

Congratulations to Team USA. :clap::win:

kjoke
09-12-2010, 04:42 PM
sucks for turkey, great win for the US OF A

Slimsim
09-12-2010, 04:44 PM
must feel good to be 21 and winning a gold medal

Slimsim
09-12-2010, 04:47 PM
Are they booing ?

Avenged
09-12-2010, 04:48 PM
Turkey fans booing during the national anthem.

Classy.

$KnicksAndKobe$
09-12-2010, 04:48 PM
Oh man their booing ):

tredigs
09-12-2010, 04:55 PM
Meet you in 720 days, with all the teams at FULL rostrs.

Until then, congrats.

We sent ONE of our top ten American players to this FIBA Championship, won the Gold medal [won the previous Olympic Gold medal], and smashed on Spain with ease during the exhibition.

We'll see you in 2010 with our A team, and I'll enjoy watching us re-establish our basketball dominance on the world.

Gators123
09-12-2010, 04:56 PM
They mad.


;)

DaBUU
09-12-2010, 04:57 PM
:clap::clap::clap:

:flag::flag::flag:

:9/11::9/11::9/11:

:win::win:


LOL @ Spain missing Pau Gasol

td0tsfinest
09-12-2010, 04:58 PM
we sent one of our top ten american players to this fiba championship, won the gold medal [won the previous olympic gold medal], and smashed on spain with ease during the exhibition.

We'll see you in 2010 with our a team, and i'll enjoy watching us re-establish our basketball dominance on the world.

2012?

thescore53
09-12-2010, 04:58 PM
Turkey fans booing during the national anthem.

Classy.

u.s fans booing during the Canadian anthem at the all star game.

classy.

Hellcrooner
09-12-2010, 04:59 PM
Oh yeah, that's right.. many countries were missing key players... for example, USA was missing: Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Dwight Howard, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, etc

The differnece here is usa can send to war 12 Nuclar bombs

and they sent 1 nuclear bomb nd 11 tanks

WHile other teams couldnt send their nuclear bomb (dirk parker, Many Pau) and had to go fight with 12 swichblade knifes.

in the cas eof spain 2 tanks, (marc and ricky) 2bazookas ( navarro and rudy) and switchblade knigfes.

tredigs
09-12-2010, 05:00 PM
2012?

My bad - 2012*

Got caught in the moment for our current gold. It gets confusing.

edit:
The differnece here is usa can send to war 12 Nuclar bombs

and they sent 1 nuclear bomb nd 11 tanks

WHile other teams couldnt send their nuclear bomb (dirk parker, Many Pau) and had to go fight with 12 swichblade knifes.

in the cas eof spain 2 tanks, (marc and ricky) 2bazookas ( navarro and rudy) and switchblade knigfes.

We've sent many "NUCLEAR BOMBS!" on a number of Team USA squads, and we're consistently the best team in the world when we do. Like the previous Olympics where we took gold, I'm sure they'll be OK...

I think they've learned not to take the rest of the world too lightly in these tournaments, and are on a mission to instill their dominance time and time again. So far, so good.

DaBUU
09-12-2010, 05:00 PM
The differnece here is usa can send to war 12 Nuclar bombs

and they sent 1 nuclear bomb nd 11 tanks

WHile other teams couldnt send their nuclear bomb (dirk parker, Many Pau) and had to go fight with 12 swichblade knifes.

in the cas eof spain 2 tanks, (marc and ricky) 2bazookas ( navarro and rudy) and switchblade knigfes.

huh?

Avenged
09-12-2010, 05:01 PM
:clap::clap::clap:

:flag::flag::flag:

:9/11::9/11::9/11:

:win::win:


LOL @ Spain missing Pau Gasol

They did miss him, he's their best player.

DaBUU
09-12-2010, 05:02 PM
They did miss him, he's their best player.

I thought it was funny cuz crooner thinks hes going to make a difference in 2012

Avenged
09-12-2010, 05:03 PM
u.s fans booing during the Canadian anthem at the all star game.

classy.

It's Canada come on man.. :eyebrow:

Just playing. ;)

97NYer
09-12-2010, 05:03 PM
Durant should be the only one on the 2012 team.

Paul/Williams
Wade/Kobe/Roy
LeBron/Durant/Melo
Bosh/Stoudemire
Howard/Lopez

Hellcrooner
09-12-2010, 05:03 PM
Im eager to see this line up in 2012

Starters,((more mature) Rubio, Rudy, AGUILAR,IBAKA,PAU

Benh, Calderon,Llul, Navarro, Claver, MIROTIC, Vazquez

Hellcrooner
09-12-2010, 05:05 PM
I thought it was funny cuz crooner thinks hes going to make a difference in 2012

Last time Pua wanst in the team was in euro 2005, We failed to grab a medal.

then WOrld Champions, Euro Silver, Olympic Silver and Euro Cahmpuons.

He walks aay this summer and we dont get a medal.


I ghess he MAKES a differene:confused:

Knick Killer
09-12-2010, 05:06 PM
Fans booing the prime minister heavily. It's worse than they did with Team USA. A follower says the fans are chanting "We are secular."

Jorge Sierra / hoopshype.com

kjoke
09-12-2010, 05:06 PM
sorry, but spain nor anyother team has a chace to beat the usa. U might be good in soccer but not as good as us in basketball!

Hellcrooner
09-12-2010, 05:08 PM
thats the bad things of riggin everything for the home boys to get to a final they SHOULD HAVE NEVER BEEN IN.

they expected to take the rigging to the very end.

kjoke
09-12-2010, 05:08 PM
wait what?

Hellcrooner
09-12-2010, 05:10 PM
sorry, but spain nor anyother team has a chace to beat the usa. U might be good in soccer but not as good as us in basketball!

youe been beaten by other teams quite often the last decade.

Inlculing Spain in your jomecourt in indianapolis in 2002.

You will get beaten again soon.

2012 most probably.
Not omention you won the exhibition by the frand total of 1 point this septmener without PAU and only because our stupi coach wanst able to design a PROPR last possesion.

Wade>You
09-12-2010, 05:11 PM
u.s fans booing during the Canadian anthem at the all star game.

classy.Damn really? That's definitely lacking class. But generalizations are the worst things; don't judge all Turks and Americans from a selective few.

kjoke
09-12-2010, 05:12 PM
youe been beaten by other teams quite often the last decade.

Inlculing Spain in your jomecourt in indianapolis in 2002.

You will get beaten again soon.

2012 most probably.
Not omention you won the exhibition by the frand total of 1 point this septmener without PAU and only because our stupi coach wanst able to design a PROPR last possesion.

2002?? really, those days are gone, and the usa has reestabilshed its dominance in the world spectrum. I know its gonna sucs fighting for silver all the time:D

tmacsc2
09-12-2010, 05:12 PM
Congrats USA Basketball
WHOOP WHOOP WHOOP
WHOOP WHOOP WHOOP

SteveNash
09-12-2010, 05:13 PM
Spain fans can't talk until they actually win something.

kjoke
09-12-2010, 05:13 PM
Damn really? That's definitely lacking class. But generalizations are the worst things; don't judge all Turks and Americans from a selective few.

:nod:

Hellcrooner
09-12-2010, 05:14 PM
Spain fans can't talk until they actually win something.

Like th2006 world champujionhip?

kArSoN RyDaH
09-12-2010, 05:15 PM
2002? hahahaha back when we didnt have lebron, kobe, wade, dwight, cp3, durant, melo? okay buddy.

Wade>You
09-12-2010, 05:16 PM
Too many good posters getting involved with the back-n-forth bickering, you guys are better than that.

td0tsfinest
09-12-2010, 05:16 PM
The differnece here is usa can send to war 12 Nuclar bombs

and they sent 1 nuclear bomb nd 11 tanks

WHile other teams couldnt send their nuclear bomb (dirk parker, Many Pau) and had to go fight with 12 swichblade knifes.

in the cas eof spain 2 tanks, (marc and ricky) 2bazookas ( navarro and rudy) and switchblade knigfes.

this is probably the greatest analogy I've ever heard.

SteveNash
09-12-2010, 05:17 PM
Like th2006 world champujionhip?

Like something in the Olympics. US doesn't even care about WCs Pau Gasol must not even care that much.

tredigs
09-12-2010, 05:21 PM
Like th2006 world champujionhip?

This was USA's 17th Gold medal between the Olympics and the FIBA Worlds [including the most recent Olympics + Worlds]. Spain has their ONE 2006 victory to hang its coat on. They're nobodies man.

You need to stop acting like your country runs things when it comes to international basketball. USA consistently crushes them, and will continue to do so going forward.

ElMarroAfamado
09-12-2010, 05:23 PM
Meet you in 720 days, with all the teams at FULL rostrs.

Until then, congrats.

wah wah wah

Knick Killer
09-12-2010, 05:24 PM
Turkey fans booing during the national anthem.

Classy.

Watch the ceremony again. Turkish fans celebrating the silver medal and cheer for Durant and USA too. They didn't boo the anthem, they booed only the İslamic leader of Turkish Republic.

bahama0811
09-12-2010, 05:24 PM
Nice job! Glad to see Chauncey there.

Avenged
09-12-2010, 05:29 PM
Come on Crooner, no need to be a sore loser.

Just congratulate and move on.

Spain will get there chance in 2 years.

netsgiantsyanks
09-12-2010, 05:38 PM
this guy doesnt know how to spell for crap

Kakaroach
09-12-2010, 06:09 PM
Congratz to all of the USA fans. My Argentina didn't do as well as I wanted but with the way Durant played it wouldn't have mattered anyway.

NYKalltheway
09-12-2010, 06:54 PM
didn't even feel the need to watch the final. Glad I watched the only worthy game of the day (Spain-Argentina) :D

Very disappointed with the tournament, but the gold wouldn't have gone to anyone else really. It's the rest that disappointed me

aussie
09-12-2010, 09:19 PM
congratz usa

hopefully it'll be australia next time :P

T-Wolf
09-13-2010, 08:37 AM
Congratulation to USA they absolutely deserve it. They played best basketball even they were without best players. Durant is definitely MVP...

thescore53
09-13-2010, 12:25 PM
congratz usa

hopefully it'll be australia next time :P

nathan jawaii and david andersen, i literally dont know anyother aussie's

td0tsfinest
09-13-2010, 02:37 PM
nathan jawaii and david andersen, i literally dont know anyother aussie's

:eyebrow: Andrew Bogut ?

Also Patty Mills.

valade16
09-13-2010, 04:41 PM
youe been beaten by other teams quite often the last decade.

Inlculing Spain in your jomecourt in indianapolis in 2002.

You will get beaten again soon.

2012 most probably.
Not omention you won the exhibition by the frand total of 1 point this septmener without PAU and only because our stupi coach wanst able to design a PROPR last possesion.

Yeah, cuz last time I checked

Pau = Kobe + LeBron + Wade + D. Williams + Melo + Howard + Paul + Bosh + Stoudemire + Roy...

See, we will be 10 times better next olympics and WC because these players will now be experienced and coupled with the assets from this team (i.e. Durant, Rose, Westbrook, Curry). We will be unstoppable...

thescore53
09-13-2010, 06:55 PM
:eyebrow: Andrew Bogut ?

Also Patty Mills.

lol cant believe i forgot bogut

T-Wolf
09-13-2010, 07:16 PM
^^^You must admit that team from Indianapolis 2002 was better on paper then this one. You were "unstoppable" then also, but Argentina and Yugoslavia beat you in front of your own crowd! That was big slap for US basketball.
This is very young team with ton of potential, but they are not unbeatable. There are teams who can challenge them like Spain, Argentina, Serbia, Greece. If they stay together for some years, it will be even more difficult to beat them, especially because some important players will not play for Argentina and Spain. With this team US would be biggest contender for London olympics...