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rikhardur
03-23-2007, 11:04 AM
Like Ginobili (and perhaps Nocioni) for Argentina, Nenê won't play at the Americas Tournament as well, but for different reasons. Apparently he's not happy with the situation of basketball in Brazil, with many teams disappearing, players not getting paid, people not attending games and constant disagreement on many issues. Only if that situation changes he will think about playing fot the NT.
http://www.fiba.com/pages/en/news/p/r_act_news/18386/r_cat/8/latest_news_article.html

I don't know if I agree with his decision, since if he played and got more involved in the issue, perhaps some things would start changing. He's an influential player, and he could use that influence to make the change. It's not by refusing to play for the NT that he contributes to it imo, although it may pressure the Brazilian basketball authorities to change things so he can return, but I think the other way around would be more effective.

damelo
03-23-2007, 05:22 PM
I agree with you. If he wants people to get interested in basketball, he has to show off, as he is a star. In Brazil soccer is definitely number one, and I think to exist, other sports need stars... Son mister Nene "Maybener was too complicated" Hilario, come and play in order to change that situation!!!

Czarkazem13
03-23-2007, 09:40 PM
So to help more people get interested in basketball in Brazil he's NOT going to play???:rolleyes:

rikhardur
03-23-2007, 09:57 PM
So to help more people get interested in basketball in Brazil he's NOT going to play???:rolleyes:
Fairly logical yeah :rolleyes:

Buducnost PG
03-23-2007, 10:19 PM
So to help more people get interested in basketball in Brazil he's NOT going to play???:rolleyes:

Nene is a very smart human.:D :rolleyes: Perhaps Barbosa will fallow him. And i always thought the Brasilian´s were proud to play for the selecao. Currently basketball is the number 3 in Brazil after Soccer and Volleyball and it will stay behind Volleyball if more players think like Nene.

alermac
03-24-2007, 01:10 AM
Actually, the conflict is too deep. I'll try to explain it very briefly.

-In April 2005, Oscar Schmidt (as president of the Telemar club) and other famous male and female players and ex-players managed to create an independent clubs league called NLB, with the support of 45 clubs (For those who don't know, the traditional Brazilian Tournament is organized by the Brazilian Federation). So, these rebel clubs complained about the league being too short (only 6 months), not getting TV, clubs not having any power, and the federation taking all their income.

-Now NLB is some sort of rebel league, not recognized as official. But it lost many clubs, since the federation ruled that NLB clubs would be out of continental tournaments and its players banned from Brazilian NT.

-Last season's Brazilian Tournament was plagued with problems. It was suspended and resumed by judges several times, and ultimately was cancelled during the Finals. Tournament was ruled vacant.

-This season several top clubs decided to give up pro basketball, since sponsors ran away after this mess. Now the Tournament has only 15 teams (it used to have 24) and the NLB can barely survive, although NLB has TV broadcasts (which the Tournament has not).

-The federation also had problems with a player of the female NT, who got injured and later found out that the federation didn't pay her insurance.

I think Nené has a few valid reasons to complain.

rikhardur
03-24-2007, 01:38 AM
I think Nené has a few valid reasons to complain.
Yes, he surely has reasons to complain, but it's his decision towards the problem that doesn't seem to be the most effective one.

Czarkazem13
03-24-2007, 02:05 AM
Yes, he surely has reasons to complain, but it's his decision towards the problem that doesn't seem to be the most effective one.

Ditto.

J-Mart
03-24-2007, 03:00 AM
I don't know if I agree with his decision, since if he played and got more involved in the issue, perhaps some things would start changing. He's an influential player, and he could use that influence to make the change. It's not by refusing to play for the NT that he contributes to it imo, although it may pressure the Brazilian basketball authorities to change things so he can return, but I think the other way around would be more effective.
they still got Varejao, Splitter, Machado, Guillherme, Barbosa... now, if u where the director... would you surrender to Nene's claims having the core of the team playing for you even if you have those huge problems?

rikhardur
03-24-2007, 11:21 AM
they still got Varejao, Splitter, Machado, Guillherme, Barbosa... now, if u where the director... would you surrender to Nene's claims having the core of the team playing for you even if you have those huge problems?
Well surely not, but the thing here his his attitude. Instead of taking a more active stance to the problem(s) he just seems to get away from all of it in a more passive than active attitude. Like that he won't help Brazilian basketball.

BadMann
03-25-2007, 06:46 PM
he is mad he shit,

J-Mart
03-31-2007, 06:01 AM
he is mad he shit,
I would be mad if I shitted :rolleyes:

Czarkazem13
03-31-2007, 04:22 PM
I would be mad if I shitted :rolleyes:

Better then being constipated.:rolleyes:

ArkadiosV2
03-31-2007, 04:47 PM
Why the hell would Brazilians be attending basketball? They got football.

rikhardur
03-31-2007, 05:17 PM
Why the hell would Brazilians be attending basketball? They got football. That's a strange statement coming from a basketball fan (I suppose) :p

Czarkazem13
03-31-2007, 07:33 PM
They have basketball in Ajman?

alermac
04-01-2007, 10:43 PM
I would be mad if I shitted :rolleyes: Actually, it's more of a relief...

Why the hell would Brazilians be attending basketball? They got football. They also have volleyball. But they do have their big basketball history, too.

Now seriously: another reason why Nenê doesn't play for Brazil is that he doesn't like coach Lula Ferreira one bit. In fact, the last time Nenê played for Brazil was the 2003 Tournament of the Americas, which was also Ferreira's first season as NT coach. Basically, he thinks Lula is an awful coach who makes this roster play like crap. Judging by last year's World Championship, he has a point.

alermac
04-20-2007, 06:47 AM
Apparently Barbosa won't play for Brazilian NT this year, either.

facnig
09-14-2007, 01:02 PM
Arkadios, not everyone likes football here that much... :)

L3Xm0n3y
09-19-2007, 02:37 AM
he'd prolly get hurt before he had a chance to play anyways...