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NorCal
08-11-2012, 11:18 PM
http://www.indystar.com/usatoday/article/56975564&usatref=sportsmod?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7C Indianapolis%20Sports%7Cp

As a basketball fan I will take more basketball at the Olympics in any form. What would your country's 3 v 3 team be?

Dtown
08-11-2012, 11:38 PM
Lebron/Durant/Howard :cool:

What would be cool is if they allowed a country to have multiple teams, like they do beach volleyball.

JGX
08-11-2012, 11:46 PM
Weren't the sports for 2016 already decided a few years ago? They added rugby sevens and golf.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/olympic_games/8196956.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/olympic_games/8292584.stm

TBH I don't think the Olympics is a great venue for this, the main advantage of the format is that it allows for relatively short tournament having a lot of participants, opening up the field to countries that never qualify for tournaments in regular basketball, but I doubt the IOC would let them have a very large field.

bobo81
08-12-2012, 05:38 PM
Worst. Idea. Ever.

You actually think this is cool but the Olympics are more prestigous than some streetball tourny. I will be shocked if they go through with this. Next thing you know it we'll have a dunk contest. :rolleyes:

CHBB
08-12-2012, 05:52 PM
So they can add golf and BMX but they take out baseball? How does that make any sense?

Not a fan of 3 on 3 in the Olympics. There's no need for it in a tournament like the Olympics. It'd be more exciting but it just doesn't seem right to put it in the Olympics.

Nikoo
08-12-2012, 05:56 PM
Great idea, but ban the pros from competing.

gazzw87
08-12-2012, 08:31 PM
So they can add golf and BMX but they take out baseball? How does that make any sense?

Not a fan of 3 on 3 in the Olympics. There's no need for it in a tournament like the Olympics. It'd be more exciting but it just doesn't seem right to put it in the Olympics.

Baseball wasn't added because the government over here didn't want to build the facilities to host baseball! Wait till Japan in 2020 is it? Baseball will be there then!

Chopin
08-12-2012, 11:08 PM
Great idea, but ban the pros from competing.

I agree. If you let pros play, it would be a big mess. But there is a catch, where is the line between amateurs and proffesionals :)

Nikoo
08-13-2012, 05:58 AM
I agree. If you let pros play, it would be a big mess. But there is a catch, where is the line between amateurs and proffesionals :)
A player that never competed in a pro basketball league.

Chopin
08-13-2012, 10:03 AM
A player that never competed in a pro basketball league.
But there is thin line between professionalism and semi-professionalism, at least in my country. There is first national league, second and so on...

Alvertis4
08-13-2012, 04:48 PM
A player that never competed in a pro basketball league.


then there's roughly any talent pool