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

Uh oh Dray could cause an international incident

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

really want kd to back out then wed be onto something

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

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

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

pau cn still get buckets

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

def, always balls out w international ball too

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

boogie-kd-pg-klay-kyrie

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

tough call between DJ and Boogie

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

ya thats the one i was puzzling over

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

could also see them starting Melo over PG

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

yeah there isnt a trad PF on that roster xp

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

I want to see Boogie and Green play together :)

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

i am excited for this roster tbh

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

also no white dudes on the team

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

hayward more deserving than harrison

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

oh

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

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

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

photographer must have been fond of that backdrop

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

lol durant

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

lol I just got that pic.

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

why are they covering their dicks

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

they all have NRBs

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

ha nice

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

a company man to the core

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

lmao draymond

pure rim rest (Spottie), Thursday, 5 August 2021 05:36 (one year ago) link

it’s a great context for him you get the full KD experience in an unimpeachably positive format

J0rdan S., Thursday, 5 August 2021 05:36 (one year ago) link

my heart is so full of love for draymond and his many strengths and weaknesses

J0rdan S., Thursday, 5 August 2021 05:37 (one year ago) link

not a revelation but if the USA hits threes they aren’t going to lose

J0rdan S., Thursday, 5 August 2021 05:41 (one year ago) link

nets getting patty mills is kinda unfair

J0rdan S., Thursday, 5 August 2021 05:44 (one year ago) link

i see jrue still cant make layups

pure rim rest (Spottie), Thursday, 5 August 2021 05:45 (one year ago) link

my heart is so full of love for draymond and his many strengths and weaknesses

― J0rdan S., Wednesday, August 4, 2021 10:37 PM (seven minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

otm

pure rim rest (Spottie), Thursday, 5 August 2021 05:45 (one year ago) link

Relentless pursuit. pic.twitter.com/hFGPqt2RNU

— warriorsworld (@warriorsworld) August 5, 2021

pure rim rest (Spottie), Thursday, 5 August 2021 05:46 (one year ago) link

watching france vs slovenia right now. i love how these games are reffed. they just let them play for the most part but 'non basketball' plays like hacking on fast breaks are two shots and the ball which is awesome.

pure rim rest (Spottie), Thursday, 5 August 2021 19:43 (one year ago) link

USA starting this game 2 for 37

frogbs, Saturday, 7 August 2021 02:39 (one year ago) link

i haven't been watching the games until now, but somehow the ball + the rims seem so different.

circles, Saturday, 7 August 2021 02:46 (one year ago) link

my jinx worked

frogbs, Saturday, 7 August 2021 02:53 (one year ago) link

good job. it helps that kevin durant is very good at basketball, too, though.

circles, Saturday, 7 August 2021 03:03 (one year ago) link

must be pretty cool to have Durant on your team

frogbs, Saturday, 7 August 2021 03:05 (one year ago) link

curious why the USA is just willingly switching the pick and roll allowing gobert to play like he’s shaq

J0rdan S., Saturday, 7 August 2021 03:14 (one year ago) link

Yah the game plan vs Gobert is sus

pure rim rest (Spottie), Saturday, 7 August 2021 03:50 (one year ago) link

jrue has been the second best player on this is team

J0rdan S., Saturday, 7 August 2021 03:54 (one year ago) link

batum has been weirdly absent

J0rdan S., Saturday, 7 August 2021 03:55 (one year ago) link

Until that 3 yeah

pure rim rest (Spottie), Saturday, 7 August 2021 03:56 (one year ago) link

Really good bam game

pure rim rest (Spottie), Saturday, 7 August 2021 04:00 (one year ago) link

Jrues shot selection <<<<

pure rim rest (Spottie), Saturday, 7 August 2021 04:05 (one year ago) link

shout out to the french coach for benching gobert for like half the fourth quarter

J0rdan S., Saturday, 7 August 2021 04:09 (one year ago) link

France doin a lot of bad basketball things

frogbs, Saturday, 7 August 2021 04:09 (one year ago) link

Nice to see dame have a good game finally

pure rim rest (Spottie), Saturday, 7 August 2021 04:11 (one year ago) link

tatum feels like the carmelo of this team where he’s extraneously good for the role of third option

J0rdan S., Saturday, 7 August 2021 04:12 (one year ago) link

de Colo has musketeer aura

Kd not fighting for the ball wtf

pure rim rest (Spottie), Saturday, 7 August 2021 04:16 (one year ago) link

Uhhhhh

pure rim rest (Spottie), Saturday, 7 August 2021 04:18 (one year ago) link

Good game

pure rim rest (Spottie), Saturday, 7 August 2021 04:24 (one year ago) link

we couldn’t have done it without lloyd pierce

J0rdan S., Saturday, 7 August 2021 04:25 (one year ago) link

the shenanigans at the end there notwithstanding, this ended up being a pretty drama free run to the gold. they basically played poor first halves vs spain and australia but still blew both of them out and they were in control this entire game it never felt like france was gonna take the lead let alone hold it

J0rdan S., Saturday, 7 August 2021 04:27 (one year ago) link

2024 should be fun with a lot of guys on this team coming back and adding ja, zion, trae, cade etc

J0rdan S., Saturday, 7 August 2021 04:28 (one year ago) link

that was fun. adios basketball, see you in a few months

frogbs, Saturday, 7 August 2021 04:34 (one year ago) link

Nice to see dame have a good game finally

I'm guessing the weird, slick, oversized international ball threw off Dame's shot more than a little. Other players, like Tatum, seemed to adjust to it better.

it is to laugh, like so, ha! (Aimless), Saturday, 7 August 2021 04:38 (one year ago) link

i was pretty sure they had it wrapped up, but dame missing those two fts made me a little tense.

feel like team usa needs another good center to back up or even play with bam, but i'm not really sure who my first choice would be.

circles, Saturday, 7 August 2021 04:39 (one year ago) link

Ben Simmons

Clay, Saturday, 7 August 2021 04:40 (one year ago) link

myles turnerrrrr

class project pat (m bison), Saturday, 7 August 2021 04:40 (one year ago) link

_Nice to see dame have a good game finally_

I'm guessing the weird, slick, oversized international ball threw off Dame's shot more than a little. Other players, like Tatum, seemed to adjust to it better.


It’s the same size. But it is different

pure rim rest (Spottie), Saturday, 7 August 2021 04:49 (one year ago) link

Really think jrue and draymond were the key to a lot of the teams success.

Who else in the nba would call out kd like this

Draymond Green yells at Kevin Durant for not contesting the three. On the next possession KD blocks a three point attempt pic.twitter.com/Ru8PYFUZ9e

— Thomas Sullivan (@Yfz84) August 7, 2021

pure rim rest (Spottie), Saturday, 7 August 2021 04:53 (one year ago) link

dame couldn't play his normal game where everything on the court revolves around him, and some of his three shooting was a bit off. it's such a small sample at the end of the day. but he was better tonight.

J0rdan S., Saturday, 7 August 2021 04:53 (one year ago) link

It’s the same size.

According to this site the official NBA ball is 29.5 inches in circumference and exactly 22 oz. (~625 grams), while the official international FIBA ball is 30.7 inches in circumference and the weight can vary between 567 and 650 gm.

it is to laugh, like so, ha! (Aimless), Saturday, 7 August 2021 04:58 (one year ago) link

feel like team usa needs another good center to back up or even play with bam, but i'm not really sure who my first choice would be.

― circles, Saturday, August 7, 2021 12:39 AM (thirteen minutes ago)

anthony davis will be 32 in 2024 it's not out of the question that he could play. otherwise it's basically like myles turner and christian wood lol. jarret allen and mitchell robinson are like the next rung, not very inspiring.

but by 2024 you'd have wiseman, evan mobley as potential options, chet holmgren. zion could be considered a center. this team just had a weird dip with the bigs.

J0rdan S., Saturday, 7 August 2021 05:00 (one year ago) link

Pamela and JaVale McGee are now officially the 2nd mother / son to both win Olympic gold medals - first for the USA. The other pair was Valentina Rastvorova (URS/FEN-1960) and her son, Yevgeny Grishin (URS/WAP-1980).

— Bill Mallon (@bambam1729) August 7, 2021



shoutout to the mcgees

J0rdan S., Saturday, 7 August 2021 05:03 (one year ago) link

According to this site the official NBA ball is 29.5 inches in circumference and exactly 22 oz. (~625 grams), while the official international FIBA ball is 30.7 inches in circumference and the weight can vary between 567 and 650 gm.

― it is to laugh, like so, ha! (Aimless), Saturday, August 7, 2021 12:58 AM (thirty-four minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

ok the allowed variation in weight of the fiba ball is insane

lag∞n, Saturday, 7 August 2021 05:35 (one year ago) link

Yah they are both 29.5 I dunno what that’s on about? Inflate it to death?

pure rim rest (Spottie), Saturday, 7 August 2021 06:19 (one year ago) link

Dray having himself some fun on twitter dunking on the disbelievers

that's not my post, Saturday, 7 August 2021 15:46 (one year ago) link

is this the first time US lost an olympic game and still went on to win the gold?

symsymsym, Saturday, 7 August 2021 15:48 (one year ago) link

Oh man

It looks like Aron Baynes' injury during the Boomers' bronze-medal run in Tokyo is more serious than initially thought. 😢 pic.twitter.com/SFThluDZev

— theScore (@theScore) August 7, 2021

pure rim rest (Spottie), Saturday, 7 August 2021 16:58 (one year ago) link

whaaaaat

call all destroyer, Saturday, 7 August 2021 17:27 (one year ago) link

aw, that sucks, i didn't realize he'd been hurt.

i feel like in the team usa context, centers who can protect the rim and play good man defense on other teams' skilled centers are the priority. shooting, passing, switchability are all nice, too, but go-to scoring ability is not important when they usually have that from 1 to 4.

if he's healthy and wants to play, brow is the best option, but i'm skeptical that both of those things will be true. myles turner should fit well. he obviously should have made the team over kevin love this year. if any of wiseman, mobley, and holmgen look good in three years, that'd be awesome. would love to have zion on team usa, but he doesn't really bring the stuff i'd want from a center on defense. i'd rather have him wrecking guys at the 4.

circles, Saturday, 7 August 2021 18:20 (one year ago) link


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