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Rocketsfan85
07-22-2012, 10:27 PM
What exactly happened in the 1972 Olympics when the USA lost to the Soviet Union in the "controversial" basketball game???

3ballbomber
07-22-2012, 10:40 PM
Lebron traveled

3ballbomber
07-22-2012, 10:41 PM
any time now Naps lol

goalie
07-22-2012, 10:41 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basketball_at_the_1972_Summer_Olympics

asandhu23
07-22-2012, 11:24 PM
The Comrades cheated.

Hellcrooner
07-23-2012, 03:10 AM
The americans were ashtounded that the ref wouldnt bow down and allow them to win illegally. ( the original replay , the ref was right), then chaos came and you cant even know if the thing was legit or not.

Chronz
07-23-2012, 03:15 AM
Of course Crooner thinks it was legal.

Hellcrooner
07-23-2012, 03:18 AM
Of course Crooner thinks it was legal.


The first decision to replay? yes.

the further replays? im not sure , it was a gigantic mess.

All in all it was a good wake up call of things to come in the future.

If not for the cold war and all the crap 3 or 4 of that CCCP team would have played in the nba because htey had the talent .

got to say tough that the selected players for usa puzzle me, Ok collins was more or less good, but the rest? there were better players at ncaa at that moment in time.

Scooby-Doo
07-23-2012, 07:43 AM
I might have bias because I am Russian but the Soviet Union did not cheat. People are just upset that the U.S lost at the sport that it was dominating.

Heatcheck
07-23-2012, 10:19 AM
Our college players got hosed so their pro players could win. I saw the game, the replay, and the documentary

Heatcheck
07-23-2012, 10:30 AM
The Perfect Storm:

a)Our college athletes (Kids) and not even the best ones (Walton, Thompson, Mcadoo).
Against their Pros.
b)They played over 350 games together as opposed to 12
c)And we got hosed

asandhu23
07-23-2012, 10:55 AM
I might have bias because I am Russian but the Soviet Union did not cheat. People are just upset that the U.S lost at the sport that it was dominating.

that chick in your sig is American. AMERICAN. :flag:

Heatcheck
07-23-2012, 11:02 AM
that chick in your sig is American. AMERICAN. :flag:

BOOOM! that JUST happened!