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Discussion in 'Offtopic Lounge' started by Twelve4s, Jun 2, 2016.
To be honest, never liked this game since the moment i had played it in childhood.
Olympics men's basketball semi-finals:
Australia - Serbia
Spain - USA.
Will be very interesting. US will have big problems in game against Spain, definitely.
wanna bet ?
The US will beat Spain like a rented mule.
Maybe, you know. But i'm in doubt about this game. US hasn't been so impressive yet.
The US have the best players and the best coach. This is a tough combination. They can be beat but they won't be. Trust me.
it is always a question of having these big egos playing together, it is never in question that they have the best players. That's why like you said the coaching is very important.
Still about the Olympics: Have you guys read some of the comments from the Golf players? Many say it was the best golfing experience they ever had, they loved the experience and think that once the word gets out it will be a much harder selection process if there is golf at the next games. I for one thought it was pretty cool to have golf again.
I'm happy that those who chose to represent their country at the Olympic games in golf, which was making its return to the games after a long absence, and thoroughly enjoyed the competition and environment. I would be thrilled if I could represent the US in basketball and it would take me less than a millisecond to accept (if selected) but, alas, I'm not quite good enough.
I agree with you wonko33......those pussy golfers that did not play were. IMHO, stupid and selfish. Like they're gonna die.
They missed out on something they may not have a shot at again. People, for the most part, are short sighted. They're granddad's probably fought in WW2...and they are afraid of a fuckin' mosquito. Pussy's.
Which team from Spain and the US is going to show up? Both have been inconsistent at times during round robin play. And let's be honest -- this isn't the best team the US could send, with LeBron James, Stephon Curry and a few other top players not on the US men's basketball team. Not an excuse, just an observation.
If the US plays team basketball, it will win even though the International game is a bit different from the NBA game. Superior talent usually prevails when well coached.
Spain will lose by at least 10...at least.
Let's make it interesting -- if Spain wins, we depart Ryan Lochte back to Brazil.
If Spain wins, I'll kiss your ass in Macy's window, broadway, New York City, NY, at noon time. ( just kidding, just kidding....no onions )
If that's what you're laying on the line, I'm hoping the US wins by at least 40 so the outcome is never in doubt from the opening tip-off. No offense, but I doubt there is anyone on this forum who'd want to collect on that payoff.
If they are focused, it could be a blow out......but I'm figuring a 10-15 point game.
Spain has decent players, including a few who have NBA experience. Let's hope the US is focused and executes the game plan and moves on to the gold medal game.
Doug Collins is looking old. Must be watching too much Northwestern basketball these days. For my money, though, he's still the best analyst on TV.
Officials are a bit fiesty this afternoon -- already 5 technical fouls whistled in the fist half. One of these days, the US will figure out how to cover a big man who shoots from the outside. Sad, because it's not like Dirk Nowitzki is on the court playing for Spain.
Admit it -- during the last 5 minutes of the game you were more concerned than James Feigen was after the Brazilian police warned the American swimmer he would have a lot of boyfriends in prison if he didn't make amends. That 2nd offensive foul call against Spain late in the game was a terrible call and that effectively ended any chance for the upset. Not great execution by the US, but they're in the gold medal game.
I watched the game. If we are talking about the same foul, it was clearly, very clearly, an offensive foul. The Spaniard, drove to the basket and shot with his right hand and pushed the defensive player with his left arm.
I wasn't worried about the game in the slightest. The USA just had better players ; they say defense wins championships and they played very good defense. The US did not play their best game. Spain had to play great and the US had to play bad for Spain to have a chance.
The game went pretty much like I figured....I said 10, they won by 6.
As you know I have an advantage over most, as I can see things before they happen.
Nah, the official blew that call. The first offensive foul call (the clearout with the left hand on the drive to the basket) was absolutely correct.and an easy call. The 2nd offensive foul -- the one I was referring to -- Durant (I believe) and a Spanish player (LLull?) had their arms hooked. Durant (the defender trying to tie up the ball) was the instigator, so it should have been a foul on Durant. It should have been an easy call, but I think the official was ticked off at the Spanish coach who was still "discussing" the previous offensive foul call a few minutes before.
I thought the US didn't play that well on defense. The US perimeter defenders got beat off the dribble quite often and gave up 14 offensive rebounds to Spain. What saved the US was DeAndre Jordan blocking several shots at the rim (and altering others), as well as getting 21 offensive rebounds, which led to 7 more shots than Spain managed (79-72) and 5 more FGs (33-28) made. That was the game.