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moistest hoist (Spottie), Monday, 27 June 2016 18:18 (eight years ago) link

this team is weird and therefore I think will be fun to watch

moistest hoist (Spottie), Monday, 27 June 2016 18:18 (eight years ago) link

what other teams are even good anymore? Spain seems super old at this point. France and Brasil might be good, Lithuania?

http://www.fiba.com/rankingmen

moistest hoist (Spottie), Monday, 27 June 2016 18:23 (eight years ago) link

Uh oh Dray could cause an international incident

skateboard of education (rip van wanko), Monday, 27 June 2016 18:27 (eight years ago) link

this team def the first one thats vulnerable to loss since the last time they loss, dont know if any of the other teams are good tho

lag∞n, Monday, 27 June 2016 18:35 (eight years ago) link

really want kd to back out then wed be onto something

lag∞n, Monday, 27 June 2016 18:37 (eight years ago) link

australia maybe? idk

if the last FIBA cup squads were any indication, the one that got furthest before ultimately being defeated by USA was...lithuania? spain generally good but they'll be down a major gasol

if young slothrop don't trust ya i'm gon' rhyme ya (slothroprhymes), Monday, 27 June 2016 18:38 (eight years ago) link

lithuania-USA game also almost had a fight between boogie and jonas v lol

if young slothrop don't trust ya i'm gon' rhyme ya (slothroprhymes), Monday, 27 June 2016 18:39 (eight years ago) link

croatias got a bunch of young dudes iirc prob too green tho

lag∞n, Monday, 27 June 2016 18:40 (eight years ago) link

French roster p good w batum, TP, Diaw, laveurgne, ajinca,
http://www.eurobasket.com/France/basketball-National-Team.asp

spain, i forgot about rudy and sergio yeah they should be p good
http://www.eurobasket.com/Spain/news/451456/Spanish-National-Team-2016

moistest hoist (Spottie), Monday, 27 June 2016 18:43 (eight years ago) link

and mirotic. pau and juan carlos and calderon are all just old tho

moistest hoist (Spottie), Monday, 27 June 2016 18:45 (eight years ago) link

pau cn still get buckets

lag∞n, Monday, 27 June 2016 18:46 (eight years ago) link

def, always balls out w international ball too

moistest hoist (Spottie), Monday, 27 June 2016 18:47 (eight years ago) link

Who you guys think the starting five is for the title game

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Monday, 27 June 2016 19:10 (eight years ago) link

boogie-kd-pg-klay-kyrie

lag∞n, Monday, 27 June 2016 19:15 (eight years ago) link

tough call between DJ and Boogie

moistest hoist (Spottie), Monday, 27 June 2016 19:16 (eight years ago) link

ya thats the one i was puzzling over

lag∞n, Monday, 27 June 2016 19:17 (eight years ago) link

could also see them starting Melo over PG

moistest hoist (Spottie), Monday, 27 June 2016 19:17 (eight years ago) link

u cld conceivably go w D at the 1 with lowery too but idk

lag∞n, Monday, 27 June 2016 19:18 (eight years ago) link

i think if melo starts then DJ starts. if PG starts then boogie starts

moistest hoist (Spottie), Monday, 27 June 2016 19:18 (eight years ago) link

rather have pg being a jack of all trades low usage guy than melo out there hoisting imo

lag∞n, Monday, 27 June 2016 19:19 (eight years ago) link

Dunno if he'll start but melo always tears it up in international ball

gis for westbrook shark jump (agent hibachi), Monday, 27 June 2016 19:21 (eight years ago) link

Melo is our all-time hoister in international competition, he's gonna be the splash older cousin this time

gis for westbrook shark jump (agent hibachi), Monday, 27 June 2016 19:22 (eight years ago) link

This roster just seems weird overall though so many swing guys who could all conceivably play the 3, guess they'll spread out from 2 to 4

gis for westbrook shark jump (agent hibachi), Monday, 27 June 2016 19:23 (eight years ago) link

yeah i think it's time for him to take a lesser role but he def loves international ball and may get the nod cos of experience

moistest hoist (Spottie), Monday, 27 June 2016 19:24 (eight years ago) link

yeah there isnt a trad PF on that roster xp

moistest hoist (Spottie), Monday, 27 June 2016 19:24 (eight years ago) link

I want to see Boogie and Green play together :)

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Monday, 27 June 2016 19:26 (eight years ago) link

goon ball gonna be v hype

if young slothrop don't trust ya i'm gon' rhyme ya (slothroprhymes), Monday, 27 June 2016 19:30 (eight years ago) link

i am excited for this roster tbh

marcos, Monday, 27 June 2016 19:34 (eight years ago) link

also no white dudes on the team

marcos, Monday, 27 June 2016 19:40 (eight years ago) link

no truly good NBA wites this year, least not american wites

this does remind me that mason plumdawg made the 2014 fiba team and gordon hayward didn't and it brought great consternation to a handful of jazz beat writers on twitter

if young slothrop don't trust ya i'm gon' rhyme ya (slothroprhymes), Monday, 27 June 2016 19:46 (eight years ago) link

hayward more deserving than harrison

moistest hoist (Spottie), Monday, 27 June 2016 19:46 (eight years ago) link

i think he got an invite but said he wanted to hang out w his new kid

if young slothrop don't trust ya i'm gon' rhyme ya (slothroprhymes), Monday, 27 June 2016 19:50 (eight years ago) link

oh

moistest hoist (Spottie), Monday, 27 June 2016 19:50 (eight years ago) link

espn users

93% kyrie
43% klay 28% george 24% butler
74% durant 13% melo
36% green 31% melo 22% durant
57% cousins 28% jordan

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Monday, 27 June 2016 19:51 (eight years ago) link

kyrie, klay, durant, draymond, boogie is a great starting 5

moistest hoist (Spottie), Monday, 27 June 2016 19:58 (eight years ago) link

photographer must have been fond of that backdrop

skateboard of education (rip van wanko), Monday, 27 June 2016 20:24 (eight years ago) link

lol durant

moistest hoist (Spottie), Monday, 27 June 2016 20:38 (eight years ago) link

lol I just got that pic.

Interpretive Jigglypuffery (Leee), Monday, 27 June 2016 21:08 (eight years ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CmAn8ssXEAEk8rK.jpg:large
did they use puff paint for the lettering or what

moistest hoist (Spottie), Tuesday, 28 June 2016 06:20 (eight years ago) link

why are they covering their dicks

Neanderthal, Tuesday, 28 June 2016 06:22 (eight years ago) link

they all have NRBs

moistest hoist (Spottie), Tuesday, 28 June 2016 06:25 (eight years ago) link

two weeks pass...

lol Nike stuck all the non nike dudes in the back and burned out their shoes
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CnqtzYHVMAAxrJb.jpg

Spottie, Monday, 18 July 2016 19:02 (eight years ago) link

ha nice

lag∞n, Monday, 18 July 2016 19:46 (eight years ago) link

Nick DePaula ‏@NickDePaula 56m56 minutes ago
A USA tradition since 2008, when players lined up in reverse order so Coach K himself could block Dwight's adidas

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CnqyxTNUMAEzjNs.jpg:large

brimstead, Monday, 18 July 2016 19:48 (eight years ago) link

a company man to the core

lag∞n, Monday, 18 July 2016 19:50 (eight years ago) link

Canada released their roster today:

Nickeil Alexander-Walker (Toronto, Ont.)
RJ Barrett (Mississauga, Ont.)
Khem Birch (Montreal, Que.)
Dillon Brooks (Mississauga, Ont.)
Luguentz Dort (Montreal, Que.)
Melvin Ejim (Toronto, Ont.)
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Hamilton, Ont.)
Trey Lyles (Saskatoon, Sask.)
Jamal Murray (Kitchener, Ont.)
Andrew Nembhard (Aurora, Ont.)
Kelly Olynyk (Kamloops, B.C.)
Dwight Powell (Toronto, Ont.)

Their best line-up ever on paper, but almost no NBA quality bigs

symsymsym, Wednesday, 10 July 2024 18:24 (one week ago) link

cmon theyve got kelly o

lag∞n, Wednesday, 10 July 2024 18:26 (one week ago) link

crazy what a basketball factory greater toronto has become

lag∞n, Wednesday, 10 July 2024 18:28 (one week ago) link

dort brooks NAW SGA are some solid defensive players. hope they meet in the gold medal game

I Chet the Holmgren (Spottie), Wednesday, 10 July 2024 18:38 (one week ago) link

it should be easy to advance to the knockout rounds, 8 of 12 advance to quarterfinals

group a
australia
greece
canada
spain

this is the toughest one, spain isnt what it used to be but theyre no slouches, greece has giannis, aus has a lot of experience together and nba talent, canada should win this group tho.

group b
france
germany
japan
brazil

weakest group, france should cruise (germany's world cup win last year notwithstanding).

group c
serbia
south sudan
puerto rico
usa

puerto rico is scrappy, but serbia and us should cruise.

polyamerie "it's more than this 1 thing" (m bison), Wednesday, 10 July 2024 19:11 (one week ago) link

apparently that group of death is that way cause they do the seeds based on some multi year ranking system that way underrates canada cause they havent been good for that long

lag∞n, Wednesday, 10 July 2024 19:13 (one week ago) link

@nike this what we doing ?

— Jaylen Brown (@FCHWPO) July 10, 2024

micah, Wednesday, 10 July 2024 22:52 (one week ago) link

whats the story with that?

I Chet the Holmgren (Spottie), Wednesday, 10 July 2024 22:53 (one week ago) link

nike run team usa and jaylen is not a nike athlete

micah, Wednesday, 10 July 2024 23:23 (one week ago) link

theres a handful of dudes on there that arent nike

I Chet the Holmgren (Spottie), Wednesday, 10 July 2024 23:26 (one week ago) link

yeah but have they tweeted that nike is unethical

micah, Wednesday, 10 July 2024 23:52 (one week ago) link

is it true that nike runs the team what the story with that

lag∞n, Thursday, 11 July 2024 00:14 (one week ago) link

ever since citizens united yeah

polyamerie "it's more than this 1 thing" (m bison), Thursday, 11 July 2024 01:15 (one week ago) link

lol

lag∞n, Thursday, 11 July 2024 01:21 (one week ago) link

thought they looked horrible in the 1st and it was mostly to do with embiid looking completely unplayable

I Chet the Holmgren (Spottie), Thursday, 11 July 2024 20:23 (one week ago) link

think theyre gonna settle in on a steph / ant / kd / lebron / ad lineup as their best/closing lineup. maybe booker in place of ant

I Chet the Holmgren (Spottie), Thursday, 11 July 2024 20:25 (one week ago) link

they shld go w white jrue tatum bron brow celtics-lakers national unity line up

lag∞n, Thursday, 11 July 2024 22:56 (one week ago) link

that’s a pretty good lineup

call all destroyer, Thursday, 11 July 2024 23:02 (one week ago) link

kept reading that as brow brow and thinking yeah if they have two of him you gotta roll that out

Clay, Thursday, 11 July 2024 23:06 (one week ago) link

team of two brows three celtics

lag∞n, Thursday, 11 July 2024 23:09 (one week ago) link

they shld go w white jrue tatum bron brow celtics-lakers national unity line up

― lag∞n, Thursday, July 11, 2024 3:56 PM (twenty-five minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

honestly not the worst idea theres at least some continuity and familiarity there lol

I Chet the Holmgren (Spottie), Thursday, 11 July 2024 23:22 (one week ago) link

Im not afraid of you or your resources

— Jaylen Brown (@FCHWPO) July 11, 2024

getting a bit sad. you got the miss congeniality trophy for playing the best in a short sample on an unstoppable team, honestly for optics I would have chosen you too, but have a little bit of self respect!

brony james (k3vin k.), Friday, 12 July 2024 04:48 (one week ago) link

I mean picking White over him to replace Kahwi is criminal, and blatant Nike politicking. Yeah he's not exactly being graceful here and it creates some ugly tension with his teammate, but I feel for him. And I'm well aware of him basically being a quiet, better with the press and teammates version of Kyrie

octobeard, Friday, 12 July 2024 07:00 (one week ago) link

have a little bit of self respect! --kevin nike

lag∞n, Friday, 12 July 2024 11:48 (one week ago) link

chip on his shoulder is a big part of Jaylen’s whole thing, he had to recapture it somehow after winning finals mvp

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Friday, 12 July 2024 12:31 (one week ago) link

if nike really snubbed him thats what we call a legitimate story, ppl in this thread trying to psychologize jaylen and give him a poor comportment mark for making three tweets about it is kind of odd

lag∞n, Friday, 12 July 2024 12:34 (one week ago) link

i would use a stronger word than “odd” tbh

call all destroyer, Friday, 12 July 2024 13:21 (one week ago) link

psychologize yes, poor comportment mark no way. chip on the shoulder is a key motivator for many top tier athletes!

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Friday, 12 July 2024 13:36 (one week ago) link

Been Rosell, Neymar, Barcelona and the Brazilian national team snubbing non Nike players there's been stink and the Nike finger hanging over a lot of decisions in the past and no one's batted an eye. They've had Olympic athletes per differently for team photos if players didn't wear Nikes to hide the logo. Corporate corruption is definitely a more of an Occam's razor for me here. But who knows, maybe Kerr or LeBron really wanted White on the team instead lol

octobeard, Friday, 12 July 2024 13:58 (one week ago) link

Been -> With

octobeard, Friday, 12 July 2024 13:59 (one week ago) link

per -> pose! Damn phone

octobeard, Friday, 12 July 2024 14:00 (one week ago) link

Nike trying to create dissent among the Celtics to sabotage the dynasty and save NBA ratings

symsymsym, Friday, 12 July 2024 14:46 (one week ago) link

one thing that was pretty apparent watching the usa-canada game is that compared to some past usa teams this one isn't very athletic. ant is the only non big who plays above the rim. we don't have a ton of speed, even tho canada couldn't score there wasn't a lot of fastbreak happening. halliburton was kinda the only one really pushing the ball but it seems like he may not even play much in the real games. none of this will matter in fact it might be conducive to winning international basketball, however for entertainment purposes i like to see guys in usa colors streaking down the floor and leaping 1 million feet into the air above a bunch of europeans to finish an alley oop and derek white isn't doing that. free jaylen

slob wizard (J0rdan S.), Friday, 12 July 2024 17:13 (one week ago) link

LeBron was sick but I feel the same way. I like Canada but Jaylen would’ve crushed them.

Allen (etaeoe), Friday, 12 July 2024 17:23 (one week ago) link

Nike stock has been down a fair amount these past few months. it's not unthinkable that they could be doing some arm twisting of the USOC to get the maximum publicity benefit out the 2024 Paris Olympics.

more difficult than I look (Aimless), Friday, 12 July 2024 17:44 (one week ago) link

nikes having their worst stretch in at least a long while sales/profitwise, theyve blamed it on going too hard for direct to consumer retailers feeling ignored, lot of industry people saying no one likes their new shoes most of their sales are designs that came out 20+ years ago and are too expensive too, theyve lost the running market to smaller more innovative companies at a time when people are buying a lot of running shoes, they shouldnt take it out on jaylen tho hes innocent

lag∞n, Friday, 12 July 2024 18:40 (one week ago) link

jaylen does have some beef with the sneaker industry he hasnt been signed to anyone in a while hes worn a bunch of diff shoes with the labels removed or blacked out, not sure exactly what his issue is cause like with many things hes not really into explaining himself but i did read him say something like the shoe companies pretend they want to have a partnership with you but its just marketing bs, he has his own clothing line so im thinking he wants to design his own shoe but no one will let him so he thinks theyre fake friends now, which obvs they are and if he doesnt want to take their millions of dollar to wear shoes on court more power to him, personally i think nike should let him design his own shoe and be on the olympic team its the right thing to do

lag∞n, Friday, 12 July 2024 18:45 (one week ago) link

ok I was unnecessarily mean to jaylen but to not even congratulate your teammate is a little strange I think! also looks like he deleted the “really nike” tweet lol

brony james (k3vin k.), Friday, 12 July 2024 19:15 (one week ago) link

gotta keep derrick grounded hes getting a big head

lag∞n, Friday, 12 July 2024 19:22 (one week ago) link

noooooo derrick catching strays

polyamerie "it's more than this 1 thing" (m bison), Friday, 12 July 2024 19:27 (one week ago) link

its getting real in the usa basketball thread

lag∞n, Friday, 12 July 2024 19:47 (one week ago) link

Is Edey no longer a Canadian citizen or is him being an nba rookie keeping him off Canada national team.

I’d figure if they need a big dude, he’s a big Canadian.

The Artist formerly known as Earlnash, Friday, 12 July 2024 20:46 (one week ago) link

Never mind, I see now he pulled out to play in the NBA summer league.

The Artist formerly known as Earlnash, Friday, 12 July 2024 20:49 (one week ago) link

god made derrick white’s head that big, not his fault.

Humanitarian Pause (Tracer Hand), Friday, 12 July 2024 22:28 (one week ago) link

So close, South Sudan.

Jeff, Saturday, 20 July 2024 21:53 (two days ago) link

does not seem like a great result for the usa

lag∞n, Saturday, 20 July 2024 22:34 (two days ago) link

They’d really benefit from Brown.

I don’t know what to write about Embiid. It can’t feel good when South Sudan is steamrolling you.

Allen (etaeoe), Saturday, 20 July 2024 23:50 (two days ago) link

As far as other Celtics, Tatum is frustrating per usual, Jrue winning games per usual, and Derrick White looks great.

Allen (etaeoe), Saturday, 20 July 2024 23:51 (two days ago) link

whats up w embiid knee still fucked up

lag∞n, Sunday, 21 July 2024 00:06 (yesterday) link

Also just not a great style for international play

I Chet the Holmgren (Spottie), Sunday, 21 July 2024 01:18 (yesterday) link


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