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Kings
07-15-2006, 01:57 AM
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Roster
4 Jean Abdel-Nour
5 Hussein Tawbe
6 Ali Mahmoud
7 Rony Fahed
8 Omar Turk
9 Bassem Balaa
10 Roy Samaha
11 Joseph Vogel
12 Abboud Mario
13 Sabah Khoury
14 Mazen Hneimneh
15 Fadi Khatib


Friendly Games
2006.7.28,Lebanon 61-90 Turkey
[20-25,13-21,20-26,8-18]
Joseph Vogel 16Points
Rony Fahed 16Points
Fadi Khatib 12Points

2006.7.29,Lebanon 66-88 Slovenia
[9-21,18-22,21-25,18-20]
Joseph Vogel 21Points
Fadi Khatib 18Points

2006.7.30,Lebanon 75-75 Qatar
[17-18,14-23,24-23,20-11]
Ali Mahmoud 19Points
Hussein Tawbe 15Points
Omar Turk 14Points
Roy Samaha 14Points

2006.8.4,Lebanon 53-114 Slovenia
[23-16,35-19,17-9,39-9]
Rony Fahed 15Points
Fadi Khatib 11Points

2006.8.5,Lebanon 83-80 Canada
[21-16,19-21,20-28,23-15]
Fadi Khatib 24Points
Brian Beshara-Feghali 23Points
Joseph Vogel 14Points
Ali Mahmoud 10Points

2006.8.6,Lebanon 81-79 Venezuela
[24-20,21-20,21-22,15-17]
Fadi Khatib 31Points
Joseph Vogel 15Points

2006.8.13,Lebanon 75-94 Philippines
[24-15,19-39,16-20,16-20]
Brian Beshara-Feghali 16Points
Roy Samaha 15Points+8Rebounds
Joseph Vogel 13Points+6Rebounds
Fadi Khatib 11Points

2006.8.15,Lebanon 100-105 Philippines
[27-21,17-25,30-29,26-30]
Fadi Khatib 33Points
Joseph Vogel 26Points
Rony Fahed 12Points


15th World Championships
Preliminary Round
2006.8.19,Lebanon 82-72 Venezuela
[23-20,13-20,20-17,26-15]
Fadi Khatib 35Points+8Rebounds+1Assists+1Steals+1Blocks
Joseph Vogel 26Points+6Reboubds+2Blocks

2006.8.20,Lebanon 72-107 Argentina
[9-29,23-21,19-30,21-27]
Rony Fahed 18Points+2Rebounds
Fadi Khatib 10Points+1Rebounds+3Steals

2006.8.21,Lebanon 57-104 Serbia & Montenegro
[18-30,15-25,10-24,14-25]
Fadi Khatib 12Points+2Assists
Brian Beshara-Feghali 11Points+3Rebounds+2Assists+1Steals

2006.8.23,Lebanon 74-73 France
[21-14,22-16,10-19,21-24]
Fadi Khatib 29Points+4Rebounds+1Assists+4Steals
Rony Fahed 13Points+5Rebounds+4Assists
Brian Beshara-Feghali 11Points+8Rebounds+2Assists+1Steals
Joseph Vogel 10Points+6Rebounds+1Assists+2Steals+1Blocks

2006.8.24,Lebanon 72-95 Nigeria
[17-25,16-22,25-23,14-25]
Rony Fahed 25Points+4Rebounds+6Assists+1Steals
Joseph Vogel 16Points+7Rebounds+3Assists+2Blocks
Brian Beshara-Feghali 10Points+8Rebounds+3Assists+3Steals


15th Asian Games
Preliminary Round
2006.12.2,Lebanon 106-70 Uzbekistan
[36-10,31-18,21-20,18-22]
Fadi Khatib 34Points+3Rebounds+5Assists+3Stelas
Roy Samaha 14Points+3Rebounds+6Assists+2Stelas
Joseph Vogel 14Points+10Rebounds+2Assists
Bassem Balaa 11Points+3Rebounds+1Steals

2006.12.4,Lebanon 67-78 Japan
[18-28,18-13,14-21,17-16]
Joseph Vogel 24Points+10Rebounds+3Blocks
Fadi Khatib 12Points+3Rebounds+3Assists+2Steals

2006.12.6,Lebanon 75-80 Kazakhstan
[18-17,23-21,19-27,15-15]
Fadi Khatib 34Points+13Rebounds+2Assists
Joseph Vogel 15Points+11Rebounds+2Assists+1Steals+3Blocks
Ali Mahmoud 11Points+8Rebounds+5Assists+2Steals+1Blocks

2006.12.8,Lebanon 72-86 Chinese Taipei
[15-28,18-22,19-20,20-16]
Joseph Vogel 20Points+9Rebounds+2Steals
Fadi Khatib 15Points+5Rebounds+1Assists+1Steals+1Blocks
Jean Abdel-Nour 11Points+6Rebounds

2006.12.10,Lebanon 73-75 China
[16-20,18-15,17-26,22-14]
Rony Fahed 27Points+3Rebounds+4Assists+1Steals
Joseph Vogel 15Points+10Rebounds+1Steals+2Blocks
Omar Turk 11Points+1Rebounds+1Assists+1Steals+1Blocks

9-12 Places
2006.12.13,Lebanon 90-65 Bahrain
[28-17,18-14,26-22,18-12]
Roy Samaha 19Points+20Rebounds+3Assists+3Blocks
Joseph Vogel 17Points+15Rebounds+2Assists+1Steals
Jean Abdel-Nour 17Points+9Rebounds+3Assists+1Steals
Rony Fahed 14Points+5Rebounds+7Assists
Mazen Hneimneh 10Points+4Rebounds

2006.12.14,Lebanon 88-82 Syria
[12-12,27-21,32-16,17-23]
Joseph Vogel 31Points+9Rebounds+1Assists+1Steals+3Blcoks
Hussein Tawbe 19Points+17Rebounds+3Assists+1Steals
Mazen Hneimneh 18Points+8Rebounds+1Steals
Ali Mahmoud 12Points+7Rebounds+13Assists+3Steals

YAROUNI10
07-17-2006, 03:05 PM
with all the things that r going on know in leb
i doubt we going to the WC :mad:

sinobball
07-17-2006, 07:49 PM
Lebanon basketball coach Paul Coughter admits his stranded squad is in "the worst-case scenario" after Israeli military attacks left preparations for next month's FIBA World Championship in disarray.

Lebanese basketball officials have been left stranded in the aftermath of Israeli attacks as they seek to leave the country, and Coughter is hoping for a quick resolution.

"Our intentions are to leave on Sunday. Clearly the events will dictate our actions, so it's anybody's guess," Coughter told PA Sport. "After the initial (Israeli) actions we attempted to continue our training. But the players were obviously distracted. So we did the only human thing there was to do and released them to their families."

That was on Friday - after just one week of preparations consisting of strength training, conditioning and practice sessions.

"Clearly this is a major interruption," the coach said. "We've had four days of practice. How do you think we'll do?"

Coughter refused to speculate on how the events could impact his team in Japan, saying only: "I can't imagine what it will be like if things worsen inside the country while we're not there."

Coughter is one of the most travelled and experienced coaches in the world, playing, coaching or working at coaching clinics in 132 countries on six continents. But even he has been shook by the current events in Lebanon.

"In 37 years overseas, this is obviously the scariest time," he said. "I hear F-16s flying over, and that's not the Lebanese Air Force.

"Nobody knows what will happen. There's the worst case scenario, and you back track from there. This is definitely unprecedented for me."

Coughter said dealing with the uncertainty is the most difficult part of all this.

"The sense of powerlessness is the worst thing, especially if you're a control freak like me."

The Lebanese national team hoped to leave the troubled country this weekend by bus and travel to Syria for the Borislav Stankovic Cup as they prepare for next month`s FIBA World Championship in Japan. But with Israeli war jets continuing bombing attacks, including hitting important roadways surrounding the northern city of Tripoli, any moves to leave Lebanon look futile.

Besides the Beirut Airport being all but useless after a series of bombings, the main road from the Lebanese capital Beirut to the Syrian capital Damascus has already been bombed and is too dangerous to pass.

"The worst part is that the airport has been bombed. And now the roads and bridges are being hit. They're trying to make the cities into islands," Raffy Kadiam of the Federation of Lebanese Basketball told PA Sport.

"The trip through Tripoli would mean two additional hours. That was a safer way, but they hit that area today [Saturday]. They're trying to isolate us."

Should the Lebanese team and officials get from Beirut to Syria, they would then take a bus or train onto Turkey. Kadiam said the FLB president and secretary general were meeting to discuss the situation and how to best deal with it.

"We are lost frankly. If there is a way out we are okay. But they are bombing everywhere. Maybe tomorrow it will be the phones and cellular relays. We're ready for anything," Kadiam added.

Coughter's team, who are drawn in Group A with Serbia & Montenegro, Argentina, France, Nigeria and Venezuela, do not know if they can participate in a series of warm-up tournaments for Japan.

After the Borislav Stankovic Cup in Syria from July 20-27, they are then scheduled to train in Turkey for a week before playing in the Alpos Cup in Slovenia from August 3-8. After three or four days back in Beirut, the team planned on going to the Philippines for another training camp before heading directly to Japan for the World Championship.

For one of Cougher's star, Fadi El Khatib, the events are difficult to deal with.

"It's really hard on us. It's the worst thing that could have happened. My house is only one kilometre from the bombings yesterday (Friday)," he told PA Sport.

"I would like to try to drive to Dubai with my family, wife and son and put them in safety and then meet the team in Turkey. I can drive there (2,100 kilometres) in two days."

Kadiam said the FLB is aware that Khatib wants to leave town by car, but insists that the star guard must be in Beirut when the team leaves. Khatib would also face difficulties since the federation has his passport.

"He told us he was thinking of going but he was told he had to wait. He doesn't have a passport. We have them since we're getting the visas," Kadiam said.

As if to add insult to injury, the Lebanese could end of missing the Alpos Cup in Slovenia as the team's visas for Slovenia are in Cairo, Egypt.

"We need somebody to fly to Cairo. But that's a problem too because everyone in the area wants to escape," Kadiam said. "We were expecting a million tourists in Lebanon this summer, and half of them were already here and now they're escaping."

(Courtesy of PA Sport)

bognut
07-20-2006, 03:00 AM
Now i know why Israel doesnt play in Asian Competitions...

Sad week for Lib... Hope they can still send their NT in WC...

and plus i want to see them play against RP team... 2 exhibition games... thats good!

Good luck to Lib!!!!

asapa11
07-20-2006, 05:36 AM
I really feel bad for them, i believe that even if the players are able to leave their country i believe that their families wont be able to leave. so it really is hard to leave their families if ever they play overseas. I rily wish that they get to resolve their problems there or if ever that they get to move somewhere safer, so that they can play without any distractions. i believe that their problems are far worse than the RP's problems.

its a good thing terrorists here in the RP loves sports. basketball and boxing specifically. thats why i doubt that terrorists will bomb big events such as basketball, boxing or even wrestling events here in RP. hehehehe in other words im confident that terrorists has no intention of bombing the araneta coliseum. hahaha just a thought.

bognut
07-20-2006, 06:24 AM
I really feel bad for them, i believe that even if the players are able to leave their country i believe that their families wont be able to leave. so it really is hard to leave their families if ever they play overseas. I rily wish that they get to resolve their problems there or if ever that they get to move somewhere safer, so that they can play without any distractions. i believe that their problems are far worse than the RP's problems.

its a good thing terrorists here in the RP loves sports. basketball and boxing specifically. thats why i doubt that terrorists will bomb big events such as basketball, boxing or even wrestling events here in RP. hehehehe in other words im confident that terrorists has no intention of bombing the araneta coliseum. hahaha just a thought.

dude terrorists are not bombing Lebanon... it is Israel's army...

Well Israel is not actually bombing the country Lib but the Aljaha.... what ever group it is....

And nothing's good with terrorists.... Well if the terrorists your talkin about are those ass seatin in malacanang and her bastard son and husband... then yes terrorists here in RP loves sports!!!!! :D

Hope peace comes to Lib and Israel tho.... and near by countires as well...

And lets just play sports!!!

YAROUNI10
07-21-2006, 05:06 PM
who do u mean by RP team?
:rolleyes:

lrangels
07-21-2006, 08:17 PM
who do u mean by RP team?
:rolleyes:

RP is short for Republic of the Philppines. Mostly known as Philippines to others, which is the short name.

I hope that the friendly series in Manila between Philippines and Lebanon would push though. I wanted to see Lebanon in the World's because I think this is the year that they can improve their winless campaign in 2002.

;)

YAROUNI10
07-21-2006, 10:53 PM
RP is short for Republic of the Philppines. Mostly known as Philippines to others, which is the short name.

I hope that the friendly series in Manila between Philippines and Lebanon would push though. I wanted to see Lebanon in the World's because I think this is the year that they can improve their winless campaign in 2002.

;)

ok thanks but..........
in 2002 we had alot of problems with the coach and the federation and even the players but this team is alot different they have the heart and the abillity and we have a chance to advance to the 2nd round (i know it the teams are good but we can win couple games ) one thing for sure we won't end up in last place

BTW y the RP didn't play in the asian championship
i don't follew their basketball but ppl tell me their level is high and better than most of the asians

YAROUNI10
07-21-2006, 11:08 PM
As soon as their game ended; Under 14 players from Riyadi/Aramex and Fastlink clubs hurried to take pictures with Lebanon's National Team players and flocked their star players for autographs. The Lebanese National Team were finally able to leave their war-torn country on Thursday to continue their preparations for the FIBA World Championship. Coach Paul Coughter and his team had been stranded in Lebanon for five days but left by bus over the northern Lebanese border and drove through Syria southwards to Jordan, where they arrived a little before midnight.
The team will have two practice sessions daily until the 27th of July, and will head to Turkey for an international tournament.

Kings
07-22-2006, 03:52 AM
Lebanese team finally depart
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BEIRUT (FIBA World Championship) - The Lebanese national team were finally able to leave their war-torn country on Thursday to continue their preparations for the FIBA World Championship.

Coach Paul Coughter and his team had been stranded in Lebanon for five days but left by bus over the northern Lebanese border and were driving through Syria southwards to Jordan, where they would re-start their training camp in Amman.

Included on the bus were the wife and child of Lebanese star Fadi El Khatib, the only non-team passengers.

"From a basketball point of view, this is a nightmare," Coughter told the Berliner Zeitung.

"All of this is very difficult on all of us. There's a fine line between concern and fear. And many of our young players are scared of leaving their mothers and sisters behind in Lebanon."

Israel continued its attacks on the Lebanese capital and other regions of the country on Thursday.

Coughter, however, did not want to comment on the situation, saying: "I'm the last guy to talk about politics."

Michel Beyrouthy of the Federation of Lebanese Basketball said Coughter has his entire team with him with the exception of Paul Khoury.

The 38-year-old centre was still in Salt Lake City in the United States and plans to join the team later.

Beyrouthy explained the situation leaves the team not knowing what they can expect in Japan, where they will play in Group A against defending world champions Serbia & Montenegro, 2004 Olympic champions Argentina, France, Venezuela and Nigeria.

The Lebanese had hoped to beat Venezuela and Nigeria to reach the Round of 16.

"But this changes everything," Beyrouthy said.

asapa11
07-22-2006, 05:05 AM
i really would like to see lebanon nt go up against our rp team, because for the past years i, these two teams havent been able to meet up. Lebanon actively participates at the FIBA asian basketball championship, while we don't send our best national team (we usually send a team that was from a MBA selection, or another dumb, incompetent BAP selection) to that event, and on the other hand, we send our best at the Asian games, while lebanon as far as i know does not participate in the asian games basketball. therefore the RP team and Lebanese team does not get to cross paths. plus, the usual finish of Lebanon in the FIBA asian basketball championship are 2nd, 3rd, 4th (im not sure), while the RP team's usual finish at the asian games basketball are 3rd, 4th and 2nd during the earlier years. so i believe that the RP vs Lebanon match is going to be a very exciting match... i hope.

just think about it... Taulava vs Khoury, Seigle vs El Khatib.. Alapag vs Fahed.. Tawbe vs Adducul

that would be pretty nice to watch

it was just unfortunate that the RP was barred from playing in the SEABA and in the FIBA ABC, thus, not giving us the opportunity to see on how well the RP team would match up against them. and what's going to happen

...just a thought.

Kings
07-22-2006, 05:07 AM
WABA U-18 Championships
Finals Competition
2006.5.15,Lebanon 101-67 Iraq
2006.5.16,Lebanon 78-66 Jordan
2006.5.17,Lebanon 78-70 Syria
2006.5.18,Lebanon 68-64 Iran
2006.5.19,Lebanon 84-74 Yemen

12nd Arab U20 Championships
Preliminary Round
2006.7.12,Lebanon 69-57 Lybia
2006.7.13,Lebanon 63-56 Marocco
2006.7.14,Lebanon 98-60 Kuwait
2006.7.15,Lebanon 63-57 Saudi Arabia
2006.7.16,Lebanon 79-55 UAE
Semi-Finals
2006.7.18,Lebanon 72-66 Yemen
Finals
2006.7.19,Lebanon 75-63 Syria

bobo81
07-24-2006, 01:04 PM
Whoa they got out? Cool...I wasnt sure if they were gonna make it :)

I was at that game from the pic...They played alright but had no chance against China, really. I think it will be interesting to see them and what they do in their group.

I have a question. I heard there are American naturalized players on the team yet they have arabic names...anyone know anything on this??

YAROUNI10
07-24-2006, 03:08 PM
have a question. I heard there are American naturalized players on the team yet they have arabic names...anyone know anything on this??

lol man where do u get these info from? we have vogel the only one whos naturalized and we say that in public we don't hide it (he has been playing in leb for 10 years )
and for the others they all lebanese if u mean brain and paul they r from lebanese families ............

BTW qatar are the last ppl to talk about naturalized players
they have team full of afericans and americans but they change their names to arabic names :)

bobo81
07-24-2006, 05:59 PM
lol man where do u get these info from? we have vogel the only one whos naturalized and we say that in public we don't hide it (he has been playing in leb for 10 years )
and for the others they all lebanese if u mean brain and paul they r from lebanese families ............

BTW qatar are the last ppl to talk about naturalized players
they have team full of afericans and americans but they change their names to arabic names :)

Lol...Yeah I didnt mean it in a bad way, I was just asking :D

Yeah I meant Paul...So he was born in the US I guess?

And yeah the Qatar team is pretty much foreign...Some of the players were born in Qatar but arent Qatari obviously. I'm sure if they had more money we would see some tall Chinese on the team as well :rolleyes:

Digdis
07-24-2006, 08:55 PM
YAROUNI10 - Are your post coming from Lebanon?
Wish the Lebanese team all the success in the WC. Yeah I know it seems strange coming from me, but I really hope next time our "teams" meet it will only be on the bball court.

bognut
07-25-2006, 01:36 AM
YAROUNI10 - Are your post coming from Lebanon?
I really hope next time our "teams" meet it will only be on the bball court.

i think lebanon has another national basketball team. they are called the "HezBallers"... :D

Saskibaloia
07-25-2006, 01:46 AM
Now i know why Israel doesnt play in Asian Competitions...

Sad week for Lib... Hope they can still send their NT in WC...

and plus i want to see them play against RP team... 2 exhibition games... thats good!

Good luck to Lib!!!!


I can't wait for those two games.
In Down Under I've got so many Lebanese friends hence, my desire to see the two exhibition games.
As I would say to Lebanese Australians, "with me if my mate ain't a Filo it's most likely a Leb".
Cheers.

YAROUNI10
07-25-2006, 02:44 AM
YAROUNI10 - Are your post coming from Lebanon?
Wish the Lebanese team all the success in the WC. Yeah I know it seems strange coming from me, but I really hope next time our "teams" meet it will only be on the bball court.

keep all wishes for u homie
no iam not in leb u think iam in leb and i will be sitting my ass on the net?

and for the basketball game between our times its never gonna happen
well at least not when iam alive thats for sure


i think lebanon has another national basketball team. they are called the "HezBallers"...
and iam i supposed to luagh ??
u wouldn't like it if i make fun of ur ppl right?
so plz have some respect to others

YAROUNI10
07-25-2006, 02:46 AM
Lol...Yeah I didnt mean it in a bad way, I was just asking :D

Yeah I meant Paul...So he was born in the US I guess?

And yeah the Qatar team is pretty much foreign...Some of the players were born in Qatar but arent Qatari obviously. I'm sure if they had more money we would see some tall Chinese on the team as well :rolleyes:

don't worry no problem,
paul i think his mom is from the phillpens and his dad from lebanon even though they never got married thats all what i know about paul

DimeDropper
07-25-2006, 05:46 AM
Yo! Sorry man 'bout that "Hezzballers" thing. I know 'Bognut' doesn't mean it as an insult, but of course, as a joke. (An 'untimely' one at that.)
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Anyway, whatabout the American, Tony Madison? I thought he was already naturalized? He's been playing for Al Riyadi for years now and considered like an adopted son of Lebanon. He's like a hero there.

And whatabout "the Pharaoh" from Egypt, he sure can play. Aren't Lebanon contemplating in acquiring him, considering the fact that it will take Egypt years before it can be competitive enough to play in world class competitions? I'm not sure if nationalism would be an issue for him. But it's the trend now as you definitely know. Consider what Tim Duncan did for the US team.

I didn't know Paul Khoury has a Filipino blood in him. Maybe that's why he's very friendly with Filipino fans.
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I'm looking forward for the Philippines-Lebanon series. I have a little bet going on with my Lebanese friends here. Want to toss up some pounds?:D

See you around man!


DimeDropper||"Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true."||

bognut
07-25-2006, 07:07 AM
keep all wishes for u homie
no iam not in leb u think iam in leb and i will be sitting my ass on the net?

and for the basketball game between our times its never gonna happen
well at least not when iam alive thats for sure


and iam i supposed to luagh ??
u wouldn't like it if i make fun of ur ppl right?
so plz have some respect to others

ok, my bad. im sorry to have offended you bro... no more cruel jokes for me... :D peace and respect!

bognut
07-25-2006, 07:10 AM
I didn't know Paul Khoury has a Filipino blood in him. Maybe that's why he's very friendly with Filipino fans.
I]

No, he doesnt. Asi Taulava of RP and paul Khoury of Lib are cousins... on asi's father side whch is tongan... so Paul Khoury is half Leb half Tongan but has an American passport.... same goes for asi! :)

bobo81
07-25-2006, 01:19 PM
Yeah I would consider Paul half Tongan not Filipino. Im not sayin Filipinos aint tall, but he just looks more Tongan for some reason. He is like the Dennis Rodman of the team (rebounds and attitude), minus the weirdness of course :D

YAROUNI10
07-25-2006, 02:27 PM
DimeDropper- about tony and iseamil theres alot of reason y we can't even though iam sure if the federiation had the chance they will ......
tony is suspended coz of a murjuana issue
iseamil already represented his country in a fiba contest and both of them r old so u we can only use them for couple years and the money issue they will ask for alot money to play for us
plus we can't have more than 1 player naturalized and we have jogel and the others are lebanese ethier by families but they lived aboard (like ali mahmud and omar turk .......iam not sure if u know them ) and the others r pure lebanese

YAROUNI10
07-25-2006, 02:32 PM
guys any idea about the date of the 2 games?
coz i don't we gonna play 'em alot of our games got canncelled becouze of the sitution right now in leb

DimeDropper
07-26-2006, 05:00 AM
Sorry to hear 'bout Tony Madison, drugs really sucks! But he's really good man. 'Bout Ismail well, I think it's a closed case.

I kinda know how these two guys play 'cause i was able to watch some of their series abroad. I also have a Lebanese friend who played for Al Riyadi years ago. I get to beat his ass though in some of our park games. Teheee!:D

Philippine NT vs. Lebanon NT. The game's gonna be on the 11th of August as one of the posts here says.

I'm excited. Good luck to both teams!
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Nice to hear that from you Bognut! Gentleman you are!

PEACE RULES!!!


DimeDropper||"Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true."||

YAROUNI10
07-29-2006, 09:39 PM
we lost 2 games by big differnce but who care its a freindly tour and the hole points of it is to get us perperad to the WC

all the players r cut bold :D

Maroun
08-04-2006, 08:53 PM
Lebanon will play 2 games in RP i think

Maroun
08-04-2006, 09:13 PM
Sports shouldnt include politics, wish the Leanese Nt all the luck, and i hope 4 peace in the middle east

Maroun
08-05-2006, 08:55 PM
Lebanon won over Canada 83-80 in Alpos cup in Slovenia
best scorers
Fady Khatib : 24pts
Brian Feghali : 23pts
Joseph Vogel: 14pts
Ali Mahmoud: 10pts

YAROUNI10
08-05-2006, 09:15 PM
Lebanon won over Canada 83-80 in Alpos cup in Slovenia
best scorers
Fady Khatib : 24pts
Brian Feghali : 23pts
Joseph Vogel: 14pts
Ali Mahmoud: 10pts

wow yeah we won finally !
hope we can start playing better after this match
japan here we come
thanks maroun for the score

Maroun
08-05-2006, 11:11 PM
LIB - Lebanon play on despite conflict at home
MARIBOR (FIBA World Championship) - Lebanon coach Paul Coughter is grateful that basketball can be used as a diversion from conflict in his players’ homeland.

The American, who has brought the squad to Slovenia for a three-team tournament which starts today (Friday), has seen his men make phonecall after phonecall to check on loved ones back home.

It is a far from ideal scenario in terms of preparation for the FIBA World Championship, which tips off in Japan on August 19, but Coughter and his assistants are doing their best to keep their players focused on the job in hand.

“It's like a snowball rolling in the wrong direction," Coughter told PA Sport from Slovenia.

“It's a little difficult to gauge the guys. We don't want to push them too far, and we're trying not to do too much.

“They feel exactly how you'd expect them to feel. We try to keep it light.

“We try not to tell them too much unless it's pretty nasty - like the attack in Qana (where an Israeli air strike killed more than 54 Lebanese civilians, including at least 34 children).

“But we don't sit around rubbing our heads, hating the world. This is a distraction for them.”

Coughter’s problems are not confined to the carnage in the Middle East. He has a team with a key injury doubt, a willing but unavailable center, a lack of luggage and shortage of games to prepare.

Team captain Fadi El Khatib has been ill with fever for the past three days and the coach is being understandably cautious with him.

"He wants to play, but we don't want to push him too much," he said.

Another who wants to play is fit-again 38-year-old center Paul Khoury, who is stuck in the United States, but unable to meet up with his team-mates.

Coughter said: "He went home (to the US) with an injury and wanted his doctors in the States to look at it. He's fine now, but he couldn't get back to Lebanon because the airport was bombed. And we can't get him a new visa because his passport's not here.

"I wish I could get Scotty (from Star Trek) to beam him over here. I don't know where things stand. But I've stopped asking because I don't want to be disappointed any more. It doesn't look good.”

The team certainly misses the 2.12m, 136kg center, who was instrumental in slowing down China’s talisman, center Yao Ming, at the 2005 Asian Championships.

"(Fellow center) Joe Vogel and him were like big brothers to the other guys,” the coach continued. “They were leaders and protectors of the team.

“Joe really misses him because Paul was always boxing out the other team's biggest guy so Joe can rebound. People are wondering why Joe can't rebound as well now.”

The team was forced to travel by bus through Syria to a training camp in Jordan. They then flew to Turkey for the Efes World Cup, where they lost to Turkey and Slovenia and drew with Qatar as the teams decided against playing overtime.

Now the Lebanese have arrived in rain-swept Slovenia without all their bags.

Coughter said: "We were overweight flying to Slovenia from Turkey, so we had the great idea to leave half of our stuff in Ankara.

“Unfortunately it was our warm stuff and now I have no jacket, no slacks. This just adds misery to the situation.

“Still, people are in a lot worse shape then we are, so we shouldn't complain."

Despite all the issues, Coughter was sure that Lebanon would always have taken part in the FIBA World Championship.

"I think it's essential that we compete,” he said. “Lebanon needs to be seen, we're basically carrying the flag for the country.

“It's important that some team, even if that's the junior team, is there. We earned it and the people of Lebanon need something positive."

What would be even more positive is if Coughter masterminds a reversal in fortunes for a team that finished rock bottom at the FIBA World Championship four years ago.

But the New Yorker does not excude a great deal of confidence.

“We've had insufficient time to work together,” he sighed. “We played our first game against Turkey - ranked 18th in the world - in front of 8,000 fans. And they had already played eight games.

“Last summer we played seven games in eight days. And that gave us plenty of opportunities to make adjustments and test systems and combinations. This time we're going to have eight games total - and that's not enough.”

Lebanon’s first opponents in the Slovenian warm-up event are the hosts followed by Canada and then Venezuela.

The coach said the game against Venezuela will be crucial since the two face off in their Group A opener in Japan.

"The Venezuela game (at the World Championship) is our tournament. If we don't win that game, we don't need to play the rest of the tournament.

"But if we win, then we have three practice games against the number two, three and 10 ranked teams in the world (Serbia & Montenegro, Argentina and France, respectively) and then face Nigeria. And that won't be a problem either," Coughter added, with more than a hint of sarcasm.

After the tournament in Slovenia, the team flies back to Jordan on Monday before heading off to Manila on August 10 for two games against the Philippines and finally onto Japan on August 17.

Maroun
08-06-2006, 08:08 PM
Lebanon beat Venezuela in Alpos cup 81-79
We finished second
AA big congratulatons top Lebanon

YAROUNI10
08-06-2006, 08:29 PM
Lebanon beat Venezuela in Alpos cup 81-79
We finished second
AA big congratulatons top Lebanon
maroun u have any stat about the game?

Maroun
08-06-2006, 08:40 PM
till now nothing
the press in slovenia only follow the Slovenian Team

bognut
08-07-2006, 01:21 AM
Lebanon beat Venezuela in Alpos cup 81-79
We finished second
AA big congratulatons top Lebanon

WOW!!! Congratulations to Lebanon NT... now im really looking forward on RP Lebanese duel... Nice. Congrats again to all Lebanese Basketball Enthusiasts...

Peace!

jvandread
08-07-2006, 02:57 AM
Congratulation to Lebanon National Team.

I hope the war will end soon because there's a lot of Filipinos stranded in Lebanon.


"Manalo, Matalo I'll support Team Pilipinas"

YAROUNI10
08-07-2006, 03:09 AM
thanks for the Congratulations guys
looking forward to the RP game after hearing such much about

Maroun
08-07-2006, 09:12 PM
Fadi Khatib ( the tiger score 31pts)

RetiredJordanStopper
08-08-2006, 08:00 AM
I cant wait to see the Philippines and Lebanon play again..our countries share the same love and passion for basketball....last time the two nations met, a near brawl erupted, when 1 of RP's bigmen (RedBull's E.Vil) grabbed and pulled a Lebanese player's leg, dragging him across the court,throwing punches while backpedalling...yup i think RP lost that game...Hope this time, the Lebanese players will experience our warm hospitality and respect, and I hope they have a peaceful time here and not worry too much about their loved ones back home. ..Good luck to both teams!!! Good luck to Lebanon in the WC!!!!

bognut
08-08-2006, 08:12 AM
I cant wait to see the Philippines and Lebanon play again..our countries share the same love and passion for basketball....last time the two nations met, a near brawl erupted, when 1 of RP's bigmen (RedBull's E.Vil) grabbed and pulled a Lebanese player's leg, dragging him across the court,throwing punches while backpedalling...yup i think RP lost that game...Hope this time, the Lebanese players will experience our warm hospitality and respect, and I hope they have a peaceful time here and not worry too much about their loved ones back home. ..Good luck to both teams!!! Good luck to Lebanon in the WC!!!!

hehe that was Enrico alright... Just living up to his tag. "The Raging Bull" It was actually Stephen Howard (former Seattle Sonic and SMB Import) who Enrico leg pulled... It was Sagesse who RP NT played against with 2 imports one being kenny Satterfield, boy i remember him sinking all his shots... he even played for denver nuggets... plus almost all the NT member of Lib. w/o their Ace point Guard, i think his name is Rony Fahed?

anyway, the game is one week from now! Will Lebanon still have their swagger after defeating big teams... and overlook RP NT?

we will see folks...

I want to see Paul Khoury and Asi Taulava banging down low... Seigle against Fadi... and Jayjay Helterbrand matchup w/ Fahed... :)

RNHalawi
08-09-2006, 02:18 PM
I cant wait to see the Philippines and Lebanon play again..our countries share the same love and passion for basketball....last time the two nations met, a near brawl erupted, when 1 of RP's bigmen (RedBull's E.Vil) grabbed and pulled a Lebanese player's leg, dragging him across the court,throwing punches while backpedalling...yup i think RP lost that game...Hope this time, the Lebanese players will experience our warm hospitality and respect, and I hope they have a peaceful time here and not worry too much about their loved ones back home. ..Good luck to both teams!!! Good luck to Lebanon in the WC!!!!

check this out... hehhe.. the RAGING BULL in action...!!!

http://img217.echo.cx/img217/5346/enrico9ub.gif

asapa11
08-09-2006, 04:44 PM
that was enrico villanueva pulling the leg of sagese import stephen howard.

RNHalawi
08-11-2006, 03:07 AM
Lebanese five arrives today, but PBA can’t say who’ll play them
By Gerald Peter Arce, Correspondent Manila Times

LEBANON’s national basketball team arrives Friday to play two tune-up games against Filipino squads before heading to the World Basketball Championships in Japan.

Problem is, the visitors don’t know who they’ll be playing against.

The RP team backed by the Philippine Basketball Association only has six players available to play the Lebanese, who are scheduled for matches on Sunday at 6 p.m. and Tuesday at 7 p.m.

In a statement, the PBA said a “hastily assembled” Philippine training team under coach Chot Reyes or one of the pro league’s ballclubs would be “asked to step in” for the games slated at the Araneta Coliseum.

“This will depend on the availability of the players,” said Reyes, who presided over a team scrimmage Wednesday night at the Club 650 gym in Libis, Quezon City, using the only players he has available—Dennis Miranda, Mike Cortez, Sonny Thoss, Willie Miller, Billy Mamaril and Asi Taulava.

Reyes, who was recently appointed as head coach of the San Miguel Beer team, also said fielding a PBA team against the Lebanese is an option, “but you will have to talk to Commissioner [Noli] Eala about that.”

Yesterday, the Bureau of Immigration permitted the 25-member Lebanese team to enter the country for the tune-up matches they need before the World Championship next week in Saitama, Japan.

Despite the bloody Israel-Hezbollah conflict currently tearing up their country, the players are determined to prove that life can go on for most Lebanese. The team was invited to the country through Philippine Basketball Federation president Moying Martelino.

They will be arriving today from Jordan together with Lebanon Basketball Association head Michael Tannous at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport at around 2:20 p.m.

“As long as their documents are complete, there’s no problem about it. We have a good diplomatic relationship with Lebanon, and the arrival of their national squad certainly boosts our national basketball program,” said Immigration Commissioner Al Fernandez, who is also chairman of the local athletics association.

Still, the Lebanese came at a bad time.

With less than three months to go before the start of the 2006-07 season, most PBA clubs are taking their training out of the country and hanging on to their key players, some of them members of the national team.

San Miguel Beer, for one, is unavailable to face Lebanon since it is leaving today for Taipei to compete in the Asian Professional Basketball tournament from August 11 to 19.

New PBA chairman Ricky Vargas said his team, Talk ’N Text, is committed to play in an international invitational tournament in Beijing two weeks from now, coinciding with the Brunei Cup where the Philippines is the defending champion.

“While we want to continue our support of the national team, we also need to attend to the needs of our team, which was the worst-performing ball club last conference,” said Vargas.

The Lebanese are tough opponents for any local squad. They qualified for the World Championships in Indiana four years ago—although they finished dead last—and finished second to China in the Asian Basketball Confederation men’s championship.

jramoyo
08-11-2006, 03:21 AM
man! this is embarassing... after all the hype, it seems the lebanon national team would come here for nothing...

RNHalawi
08-11-2006, 07:46 AM
(here's a new development from the PBA)

Honoring a commitment to support the cause of the national team, Talk 'N Text, Red Bull, Alaska, Ginebra, Coca-Cola and Air21 today agreed to lend four of their best players for the Philippine-Lebanon series.

Suiting up for the RP squad are Jimmy Alapag, Don Allado, Renren Ritualo and Asi Taulava of the Phone Pals, Mick Pennisi and Larry Fonacier of the Bulls, Willie Miller and Mike Cortez of the Aces, Rafi Reavis and Billy Mamaril of the Kings, Dennis Miranda of the Tigers, and Ranidel de Ocampo of the Express.

The return to the fold of the 12 Philippine Basketball Association stars allayed fears the Lebanon series, set Aug. 13 at the Cuneta Astrodome and Aug. 16 at the Araneta Coliseum, would go to waste.

Only six players attended team practice three days ago at Club 650 in Libis, Quezon City and national coach Chot Reyes had contemplated asking PBA commissioner Noli Eala to send in their place a regular pro ball club to face the Lebanese national team, the FIBA-Asia Men's Championship runner-up.

"Looks like a solid team," said Eala, who burned the phone lines with PBA teams the night before to help save the series. "It is a testament to their commitment to the RP team that the ball clubs came forth and offered their players."

Reyes, however, would be unavailable to coach the team, at least for tomorrow, due to a previous commitment by San Miguel Beer to play in an invitational pro tournament in Taipei.

SMB management named Reyes the new Beermen head coach a week ago, replacing Jong Uichico, who took over Siot Tanquingcen at Barangay Ginebra.

Norman Black, 1989 PBA Grand Slam coach with San Miguel and the current Ateneo Blue Eagles mentor, will sub for Reyes, who hopes to return by Aug. 16 in time for the second exhibition game.

Black, national coach during the 1994 Asian Games in Hiroshima, ran RP team practice the last two days.

Lebanon beat Canada, without Steve Nash, last week, just a day falling to Slovenia, a former Russian republic.

The delegation, which will then proceed to the World Championship in Saitama, Japan, arrived this afternoon from Jordan via Qatar Airways and was billeted at the Crowne Plaza Galleria in Ortigas.

for updates:
http://teampilipinas.blogspot.com

bobo81
08-11-2006, 02:06 PM
check this out... hehhe.. the RAGING BULL in action...!!!

http://img217.echo.cx/img217/5346/enrico9ub.gif

LOOOL...What a disgrace. How far did he really want to drag the Lebanese player? :rolleyes:

bognut
08-12-2006, 08:50 AM
LOOOL...What a disgrace. How far did he really want to drag the Lebanese player? :rolleyes:

He saw a wet spot, and thought of wiping it! using stephen howard! :D

sickcurtain_16
08-15-2006, 09:06 AM
Wow! The Philippines won!

Im proud of them. But maybe, fatigue factor have something to do with the game. But after a two-day rest, maybe, they'll be more competitive. :)

jrb0yd
08-15-2006, 09:13 AM
maybe... but if that's the case, what else to our team which are missing the services of some key players and which was just formed 2-3 days ago before sunday's game...

asapa11
08-17-2006, 12:10 PM
ei Maroun, will Paul Khoury be able to play for lebanon at the world basketball championships?

I really wanted to see paul khoury go up agianst his cousin asi taulava hahaha

asapa11
08-18-2006, 03:08 PM
if you were to rank the players of the Lebanon National from best to least best in the team how would you rank them?

For me its:
1- El Khatib
2- Vogel
4- P. Khoury
5- Beshara
6- S. Khoury
7- Fakhreddine
8- Fahed
9- Samaha
10- Tawbe
11- Mahmoud
12- Turk
13- Abdel-Nour
14- Balaa

anyway this is just my opinion, what do you guys think?

Kings
12-14-2006, 10:58 AM
Full complement completed

eddyDAMAN
08-16-2010, 12:30 PM
oh well 4 yrs later and this thread is alive again!!!!
lebanon just won against japan by 40 points yesterday in final of the stankovic cup!! and will be playing in turkey i n the weekend against canada, argentina, and turkey !! that would be a nice warm up one week before the world cup!!!
niceee

( Just for the records)

John.AbouElias
08-23-2010, 09:44 PM
oh well 4 yrs later and this thread is alive again!!!!
lebanon just won against japan by 40 points yesterday in final of the stankovic cup!! and will be playing in turkey i n the weekend against canada, argentina, and turkey !! that would be a nice warm up one week before the world cup!!!
niceee

( Just for the records)


adding to that losing by 6 points only against world highest ranked team Argentina (22/08/2010)

and WINNING over Canada 88-74 (23/08/2010)

days before our 3rd WC in a row for a team that started playing Internationally 11 years ago, first appearance in Fiba Asia Championship in late 1999 :D

thanks Eddy for reviving the thread