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09-02-2007, 06:51 AM
Who is your choice of the MVP of the 13th FIBA-Americas Championships?

Carmelo Anthony (USA)
Carlos Arroyo (Puerto Rico)
Larry Ayuso (Puerto Rico)
Leandrinho Barbosa (Brazil)
Kobe Bryant (USA)
Esteban Batista (Uruguay)
Samuel Dalembert (Canda)
Carlos Delfino (Argentina)
LeBron James (USA)
Pablo Prigioni (Argentina)
Luis Scola (Argentina)

And on top of that, who are your All Star Five

For me, my MVP is definitely Esteban Batista. Alright, I know I am being biased however, you have to give the man credit for the fact that he has put up some HUGE numbers and on top of that up lifted Uruguay to a surprisingly 6th place ahead of Venezuela and Panama, both of whom were 2006 Basketball World Championship participants.

My FIBA-Americas All Star Five

CENTRE: Esteban Batista
FORWARD: Luis Scola
FORWARD: LeBron James
Guard: Leandrinho Barbosa
Guard: Kobe Bryant

09-02-2007, 07:52 AM
'Melo Anthony

09-02-2007, 08:27 AM
Scola for me is the MVP..he has carried his team all the way to the finals without the help of his absentee amigos

09-02-2007, 08:33 AM
Thus far...

CENTRE: Esteban Batista
FORWARD: Luis Scola
FORWARD: Carmelo Anthony
Guard: Leandrinho Barbosa
Guard: LeBron James


09-02-2007, 02:14 PM
Kobe over James

09-02-2007, 02:40 PM
Luis Scola MVP.

the team :
Pablo Prigioni
Kobe Bryant
Carmelo Antony
Esteban Batista
Luis Scola

09-02-2007, 07:12 PM
Kobe over James

Nah. I would take James, his performance on Team USA has been pretty amazing. I mean, he is avergaing 16.7 points on 85% from the field, 4.9 assists (2nd to Prigioni), 3.2 rebounds, and 1.5 steals. Pretty much trumps Kobe in every category, I would say that only Kobe has done better is defensive intensity.


09-03-2007, 12:42 AM
Lebron " Big Shoot" James, Best 3 points shooter in the FIBA tournament

09-03-2007, 12:55 AM
LeBron was the best player in the tournament, Anthony was second, you can't penalize them just because their team was dominant.

09-03-2007, 02:48 AM
Pretty tough to say, I'd take the starting five from the US, but to be fair I say...

Center- Esteban Batista
Forward - Carmelo Anthony
Forward - Luis Scola
Guard - Kobe Bryant
Guard - Larry Ayuso

MVP? wow, Carmelo Anthony, you have to look at the fact the he played great and Team USA went 10-0.

09-03-2007, 03:22 AM
lebron james for me is the MVP.

carmelo is the designated hitman
kobe the stopper
jason kidd pretty much directed traffic

but lebron hitting about 80% from the field, plus assists, that pretty much sums it up. he's been unstoppable. nobody in this tournament could match up with him. scola places second. carmelo third.

09-03-2007, 06:29 AM
Official picks:

Prigioni - Bryant - Anthony - Scola (MVP) - Splitter

My picks: the same, but Batista replacing Splitter.

09-03-2007, 06:40 AM
Prigioni?:mad: :( uff

09-03-2007, 07:21 AM
Official picks:

Prigioni - Bryant - Anthony - Scola (MVP) - Splitter

My picks: the same, but Batista replacing Splitter.

I don't get it, I am not in-love with LeBron James but the man was simply amazing in the final and scored 18 points a game on 85% shooting?! 63% from three, second in the tournament in assists, and he doesn't make the all-tournament team? I think that's shady.


09-03-2007, 03:15 PM
Prigioni?:mad: :( uff

He was the best point-guard or playmaker of tournament, specially in the important games, there was not any other pure point-guard with his level.
I think James could easily replace Anthony, but maybe all the starting five of USA should be considered as the ideal starting five, maybe replacing Howard with Scola :D

09-03-2007, 05:22 PM
In the MVP voting, Scola had the advantage of being the clear top player for Argentina...apparently he got 8 votes, while James and Anthony split the USA vote with 6 each.

09-03-2007, 06:14 PM
SCOLA deserve to be the MVP!!But since team USA won I think is LEBRON

09-10-2007, 05:27 PM
Scola had a great tournament for sure. He deserved it.

09-11-2007, 07:29 PM
Kobe over Barbosa.

Yeah Barbosa scored a lot of points but the fact that his team underachieved like they did should take him out.