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Old 07-17-04, 09:05 PM
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i've never watched olympic basketball before and i'm really looking foward to this next month. How do you think they will play together?
it's not like an all star game is it?!

i'm feeling quite patriotic these days.

Do we have a chance to win the gold?

i'm worried about Angola.
Angolians are scary.
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Old 07-17-04, 09:07 PM
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It'll be a good team, if a bit underwhelming without the best talent. Duncan will dominate, as will perhaps Iverson.

But I expect the Olympics will not be a fun thing to watch, with everybody extremely nervous about 'disruptions'.
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Old 07-17-04, 09:07 PM
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This year it might be closer than in past. the legendary Dream teams would blow out teams like by 30 plus every game. I think this year because there are not that many stars it will be closer...
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Old 07-17-04, 09:12 PM
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I like the Americans to win the gold.
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Old 07-17-04, 09:16 PM
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it would be cool to get the same sort of vibe and frenzy whipped up like
in that movie MIRACLE. (no i don't remember the real thing).
i know it's completely different circumstances...but
it would still be cool.
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Old 07-17-04, 09:35 PM
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it would be cool to get the same sort of vibe and frenzy whipped up like
in that movie MIRACLE. (no i don't remember the real thing).
i know it's completely different circumstances...but
it would still be cool.
Yea very different...that team was not suposed to win, USA basketball is expected to win....
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Old 07-17-04, 10:24 PM
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This year it might be closer than in past. the legendary Dream teams would blow out teams like by 30 plus every game. I think this year because there are not that many stars it will be closer...
I think it will be closer because the international competition is much better than it was. That's due in part to the Dream Team. Kids all over the world watched (was it 1992?) and you know it had to fuel many "hoop dreams". Those kids are now of an age to compete in the olympics themselves. Should be some good games. I'm still betting on Tim & Co. to come up with the gold.
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Old 07-17-04, 10:36 PM
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Are the games gonna be on TV... being in Greece and all i supose they would be on at weird times like world cup was on ESPN a while ago
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Old 07-17-04, 10:53 PM
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Quote:
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it would be cool to get the same sort of vibe and frenzy whipped up like
in that movie MIRACLE. (no i don't remember the real thing).
i know it's completely different circumstances...but
it would still be cool.
If we're comparing this to Miracle, then we're the Russians.
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Old 07-17-04, 10:59 PM
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Part of the whole Miracle deal was the Cold War backdrop.
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Old 07-17-04, 11:07 PM
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Even if the Americans don't win gold, your still the best basketballing country in the world.

People will try and say that you are not, but that is just very stupid.
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Old 07-18-04, 12:18 AM
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I've watched Olympic basketball since 88, when us lost to Soviet and the Admiral was on that team. that lost made us go w/ the Dream Team. but this team in particular that will be competing in Greece will be fun to watch. i think they will win the Gold. Larry Brown is coach and the team is led by TD, but so many youngsters on the team that are happy to be playing in it and you will see this team play hard. I cant wait to see Okafor, LJ, and Wade play. its going to be exciting.
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Old 07-18-04, 12:20 AM
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Charles Barkley said it best: "If we can't win gold with the roster we have, we suck!"
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