2016 summer olympics in rio de janeiro - hoops thread

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here is where we discuss basketball tournaments in brazil

6 god none the richer (m bison), Saturday, 6 August 2016 18:56 (two years ago) Permalink

just watched australia smoke france with no stems or seeds. 20154 nab finals mvp PASSING was in the building.

6 god none the richer (m bison), Saturday, 6 August 2016 18:57 (two years ago) Permalink

announcers called France out for playing Washington generals defense which was a precision burn. bogut had a great game.

hard to imagine France was at one pt good at international hoops but alas those are bygone days

geometry-stabilized craft (art), Saturday, 6 August 2016 21:09 (two years ago) Permalink

http://www.sbnation.com/2016/8/3/12351142/olympics-basketball-2016-rio-rankings-france-spain-brazil

ziller had france as the best non-US team as recently as a couple days ago, tho this eval is seemingly entirely just "on paper" takes on how the rosters look

Clay, Saturday, 6 August 2016 21:24 (two years ago) Permalink

yeah, zach lowe and marc stein said same thing in a podcast. it is kind of weird time right now without many strong national teams.

circles, Saturday, 6 August 2016 23:23 (two years ago) Permalink

hosszu

johnny crunch, Sunday, 7 August 2016 01:59 (two years ago) Permalink

lol wrong thread

johnny crunch, Sunday, 7 August 2016 02:45 (two years ago) Permalink

ha guy i went to hs w is playing for the Nigerian team. found my non-usa rooting interest

geometry-stabilized craft (art), Monday, 8 August 2016 01:54 (two years ago) Permalink

Brasil vs Lithuania was fun, Lith was up by 30 then couldnt score in the 2nd half and almost crapped it away. some quality barbosa great/horrible moments like usual.

Spottie, Monday, 8 August 2016 04:28 (two years ago) Permalink

ha, im watching the argentina-nigeria game now. lotta the argentina team getting dusted off and thrown out there (delfino, nocioni). prediction, this team is gonna be shit in 2020 when all of the 2004 team is gone.

yo but pato garino is a legit baller and the spurs GOT EMMMMMMM

6 god none the richer (m bison), Monday, 8 August 2016 04:29 (two years ago) Permalink

yeah those argentine dudes are ooooold

Spottie, Monday, 8 August 2016 04:31 (two years ago) Permalink

wow just finished croatia v spain! croatia w the upset. Pau gets a two foot shot to tie the game and Saric flies in to swat it

Spottie, Monday, 8 August 2016 05:08 (two years ago) Permalink

awesome ending to that game, good job hinkie

lettered and hapful (symsymsym), Monday, 8 August 2016 07:11 (two years ago) Permalink

why is Jokic not starting?

Spottie, Monday, 8 August 2016 17:19 (two years ago) Permalink

#11 in the world seems super low for the Aus team. the whole starting 5 is nba players

Spottie, Monday, 8 August 2016 17:35 (two years ago) Permalink

lol these refs have zero clue how to officiate boogie

Spottie, Monday, 8 August 2016 22:08 (two years ago) Permalink

USA looking lazy af.

Venezuela tied up after one q

Spottie, Monday, 8 August 2016 22:25 (two years ago) Permalink

btw, for those scrolling thru the thread for updates, USA obv trashed venezuela after that

spain is looking not good so far. struggling early against brazil after losing to croatia in the first game.

6 god none the richer (m bison), Tuesday, 9 August 2016 17:40 (two years ago) Permalink

yeah US looked fine but I'm not sure boogie is the right guy to start . DJ seems like a better fit to offset all the shooters in that first unit.

Spottie, Tuesday, 9 August 2016 17:43 (two years ago) Permalink

boogie is awfully foul prone (he fouled out last night). he's not a great fit for this team, tho he's obv talented. DJ's got his FT problems, but he's a hell of a rebounder and defender. they have so many wings they can throw out, and with melo or KD as stretch 4 with DJ/dray at 5, kyrie or kyle are the only true PGs, put whomever at 2 and 3, there's your rotation. i wouldn't play boogie until that 20 or 30 point lead is in place.

6 god none the richer (m bison), Tuesday, 9 August 2016 17:54 (two years ago) Permalink

yeah i bet DJ gets the starts once the games get more challenging.

Spottie, Tuesday, 9 August 2016 18:12 (two years ago) Permalink

based on on-and-off watching of spain, i have decided that sergio llull is a terrible ass hoopster and that rudy fernandez still has it

6 god none the richer (m bison), Tuesday, 9 August 2016 18:29 (two years ago) Permalink

this is a good game

Spottie, Tuesday, 9 August 2016 18:33 (two years ago) Permalink

i love huertas

i really like some of the international rules, like:

-on an offensive rebound the shot clock resets to 14 not 24
-balls on the rim can be tipped in or knocked out

nba should def adopt that first one = more possessions

Spottie, Tuesday, 9 August 2016 18:51 (two years ago) Permalink

hahaha now llull is playing good so whatever

6 god none the richer (m bison), Tuesday, 9 August 2016 19:03 (two years ago) Permalink

those are good rules imo

brazil is blowing this game

6 god none the richer (m bison), Tuesday, 9 August 2016 19:04 (two years ago) Permalink

BRASSSIIIIILLL

Spottie, Tuesday, 9 August 2016 19:10 (two years ago) Permalink

WOWWWWWW that tip-in

6 god none the richer (m bison), Tuesday, 9 August 2016 19:11 (two years ago) Permalink

Espana 0-2

Spottie, Tuesday, 9 August 2016 19:13 (two years ago) Permalink

they still gotta play lithuania and argentina. probably need to beat both of them to advance.

6 god none the richer (m bison), Tuesday, 9 August 2016 19:40 (two years ago) Permalink

Diana Taurasi's shot is so pure, best form in women's ball

Spottie, Wednesday, 10 August 2016 19:07 (two years ago) Permalink

29-29 us vs Aus after 1 q

Spottie, Wednesday, 10 August 2016 22:24 (two years ago) Permalink

this is competitive. aus has the lead

Spottie, Wednesday, 10 August 2016 22:33 (two years ago) Permalink

loving this real ass basketball.

france won a tight one against serbia, come from behind with tony parker hitting a game winner. former spur nando de colo lighting shit up, 22 pts.

6 god none the richer (m bison), Wednesday, 10 August 2016 22:41 (two years ago) Permalink

KD can't buy a bucket

Spottie, Wednesday, 10 August 2016 22:45 (two years ago) Permalink

down 5 at half!

Spottie, Wednesday, 10 August 2016 22:48 (two years ago) Permalink

the refs are a bit shit

micah, Wednesday, 10 August 2016 22:50 (two years ago) Permalink

of course!

Spottie, Wednesday, 10 August 2016 23:02 (two years ago) Permalink

looks like aus just lost momentum

micah, Wednesday, 10 August 2016 23:06 (two years ago) Permalink

bogut getting back to his old ways

micah, Wednesday, 10 August 2016 23:07 (two years ago) Permalink

some crooked ass reffing goin on

Clay, Wednesday, 10 August 2016 23:10 (two years ago) Permalink

Delly with the air ball!

schwantz, Wednesday, 10 August 2016 23:27 (two years ago) Permalink

kinda surprised aus are pushing the pace so much tbh

micah, Wednesday, 10 August 2016 23:32 (two years ago) Permalink

melooooooooooooooo

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 10 August 2016 23:35 (two years ago) Permalink

i am pretty into this aussie team tbh they got guts

Clay, Wednesday, 10 August 2016 23:37 (two years ago) Permalink

delly is playing great

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 10 August 2016 23:38 (two years ago) Permalink

wake up call for this team

Spottie, Wednesday, 10 August 2016 23:42 (two years ago) Permalink

wow so sloppy and lazy

Spottie, Wednesday, 10 August 2016 23:42 (two years ago) Permalink

kyrie on a nasty hero-ball streak

Clay, Wednesday, 10 August 2016 23:43 (two years ago) Permalink

im underwhelmed by usa tbh, maybe its their coaching but they dont play that well as a team

micah, Wednesday, 10 August 2016 23:45 (two years ago) Permalink

Manu's chasedown perimeter block was sweet

lettered and hapful (symsymsym), Sunday, 14 August 2016 00:12 (two years ago) Permalink

USA tearing it up in women's swimming and gymnastics

Treeship, Sunday, 14 August 2016 00:39 (two years ago) Permalink

hoops, treesh, hoops! this board is I love hoops.

a little too mature to be cute (Aimless), Sunday, 14 August 2016 02:44 (two years ago) Permalink

BISE do your worst

have you ever even read The Drudge Report? Have you gone on Stormfron (k3vin k.), Sunday, 14 August 2016 03:50 (two years ago) Permalink

yellow card def warranted

Clay, Sunday, 14 August 2016 03:53 (two years ago) Permalink

Lol I was gonna say something but I think I've hardmanned Treeship enough

brimstead, Sunday, 14 August 2016 04:29 (two years ago) Permalink

Boogie is not a good fit for this team. or for int'l ball.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Sunday, 14 August 2016 18:18 (two years ago) Permalink

or for the kings. he might be bad at basketball.

6 god none the richer (m bison), Sunday, 14 August 2016 18:25 (two years ago) Permalink

like i know he's incredibly productive, but he just turned 26 and seems to be kinda bad at defense and passing and knowing where to be.

6 god none the richer (m bison), Sunday, 14 August 2016 18:42 (two years ago) Permalink

yeah he reminds me of Melo. v 1 dimensional.

Durant been sleepwalking thru this tourney so far.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Sunday, 14 August 2016 18:54 (two years ago) Permalink

Spain vs Arg just started

Spottie, Monday, 15 August 2016 22:08 (two years ago) Permalink

interesting turn of events. with spain winning big, they went from either low-seeding against US or not advancing to...a chance for the 1 seed if lithuania loses. if croatia wins (which it looks good as of this writing, croatia up 11 in the 3rd), everyone advancing from group is 3-2 and it's just a matter of pt differential. if so

us v lit
fra v arg (tony v manu ;_;)

serbia v spain
aus v cro

6 god none the richer (m bison), Tuesday, 16 August 2016 02:27 (two years ago) Permalink

ok so scratch that bc apparently fiba has its own convoluted way of tie breaking?????

us v arg
winner faces winner of
spa v fra

aus v lit
winner faces winner of
cro v ser

6 god none the richer (m bison), Tuesday, 16 August 2016 03:15 (two years ago) Permalink

Spain looked good taking out France. Is there anything in hoops more uncool than a Pau Gasol dunk?

Spottie, Wednesday, 17 August 2016 19:13 (two years ago) Permalink

tim duncan dunk!

have you ever even read The Drudge Report? Have you gone on Stormfron (k3vin k.), Wednesday, 17 August 2016 19:16 (two years ago) Permalink

v similar true

Spottie, Wednesday, 17 August 2016 19:17 (two years ago) Permalink

its on

Spottie, Wednesday, 17 August 2016 21:48 (two years ago) Permalink

kinda annoying they don't have the shot clock on the broadcast

Spottie, Wednesday, 17 August 2016 21:50 (two years ago) Permalink

this crowd is so great. Compozzo is going off. Arg like 5 layups so far, US just jacking threes nothing else

Spottie, Wednesday, 17 August 2016 21:53 (two years ago) Permalink

praying for grey bald manu for an upset. way more loyalty to manu than my country, sorry usa.

6 god none the richer (m bison), Wednesday, 17 August 2016 21:54 (two years ago) Permalink

i might root against the us just bc it would be more interesting and also i am extremely messy

Clay, Wednesday, 17 August 2016 21:56 (two years ago) Permalink

u guys r bad humans

Spottie, Wednesday, 17 August 2016 21:57 (two years ago) Permalink

my only allegiance is to the blazers and chaos sorry buds

Clay, Wednesday, 17 August 2016 22:00 (two years ago) Permalink

irving shaking n baking

Spottie, Wednesday, 17 August 2016 22:14 (two years ago) Permalink

omg KD w the double crossover euro step

Spottie, Wednesday, 17 August 2016 22:24 (two years ago) Permalink

Manu's final quarter of international ball :(

Spottie, Wednesday, 17 August 2016 23:06 (two years ago) Permalink

Wish the NBA had fans half as good as these Argentinians

Spottie, Wednesday, 17 August 2016 23:11 (two years ago) Permalink

mad props to this crowd for real, they know this is the end of an era

Spottie, Wednesday, 17 August 2016 23:13 (two years ago) Permalink

ha I was just coming here to post the same thing spottie did m/l and I'm abt ten minutes behind live so musta been the same thing

Clay, Wednesday, 17 August 2016 23:24 (two years ago) Permalink

Ginobliiii :'''''''''(

Spottie, Wednesday, 17 August 2016 23:27 (two years ago) Permalink

that interview w Roz

Spottie, Wednesday, 17 August 2016 23:34 (two years ago) Permalink

spain vs usa in one hour

Spottie, Friday, 19 August 2016 17:36 (two years ago) Permalink

Melo's been a liability since the Australia game

Spottie, Friday, 19 August 2016 18:59 (two years ago) Permalink

these refs are trigger happy w the techs. 4 already

Spottie, Friday, 19 August 2016 19:09 (two years ago) Permalink

draymond should be starting over melo.

boogie just fouled out in the third

Spottie, Friday, 19 August 2016 19:49 (two years ago) Permalink

love this all D team they have out there now, lowry/butler/klay/pg13/DJ

Spottie, Friday, 19 August 2016 19:54 (two years ago) Permalink

melo is bad coach k doesnt have the balls to pull him tho

Spottie, Friday, 19 August 2016 20:05 (two years ago) Permalink

omg get melo tf out!

Spottie, Friday, 19 August 2016 20:07 (two years ago) Permalink

australia is playing some horrible ball. 14 pts in the first half

Spottie, Friday, 19 August 2016 23:05 (two years ago) Permalink

bogut is still only good for 4 games of a series

micah, Saturday, 20 August 2016 08:33 (two years ago) Permalink

US women six straight golds v nice

Clay, Saturday, 20 August 2016 20:12 (two years ago) Permalink

USA really feelin themselves now. Both teams suddenly realized how good/not as good they're supposed to be. USA spends so much time being scared to lose that it often causes them to nearly do just that.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Sunday, 21 August 2016 19:32 (two years ago) Permalink

lol this gold medal game might be the most one-sided one they've played all summer, even more so than the pre-olympic exhibitions

if young slothrop don't trust ya i'm gon' rhyme ya (slothroprhymes), Sunday, 21 August 2016 20:20 (two years ago) Permalink

In this Olympic final Durant = MVP. Melo has played like crap, but then, so has Draymond. It's just that Melo got way more minutes than he deserved and Draymond only got in very late, after the game was getting sloppy.

a little too mature to be cute (Aimless), Sunday, 21 August 2016 20:32 (two years ago) Permalink

He was definitely in the dick pic penalty box

gis for westbrook shark jump (agent hibachi), Sunday, 21 August 2016 21:07 (two years ago) Permalink

What a boring game and kind of boring team but I guess U-S-A U-S-A

gis for westbrook shark jump (agent hibachi), Sunday, 21 August 2016 21:08 (two years ago) Permalink

I did enjoy watching milos teodosic again though, wonder if he'll come to the nba next summer or if we'll have to wait until he's super old ala purple prijian

gis for westbrook shark jump (agent hibachi), Sunday, 21 August 2016 21:12 (two years ago) Permalink

i havent watched it yet but apparently the reffing in the bronze medal game was totally cooked

micah, Monday, 22 August 2016 01:14 (two years ago) Permalink

excited for coach k to be done so they can let pop run this thing. this team really wasn't fun to watch at all. they had one play today that was cool where there was like 6 passes in a row lead to a KD three but thats about it. probably split the mvp of the whole thing between KD and Deandre.

Spottie, Monday, 22 August 2016 05:42 (two years ago) Permalink

Melo getting emotional in his final interview was cool

Spottie, Monday, 22 August 2016 05:58 (two years ago) Permalink


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