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Straight forward
03-08-2008, 10:36 PM
I remembered a friendly game Lithuania- Greece at this summer when i was actually shocked, and i decided to find out what is more important for you- your NT (if it's available in bb) or your favorite basketball club?

ArkadiosV2
03-08-2008, 10:49 PM
Could you expand on the 'shocked' thing? What happened?

Personally the club I support, Panathinaikos in this case, is undoubtfully my favorite club, the NT doesn't even come close...

Straight forward
03-08-2008, 11:02 PM
Could you expand on the 'shocked' thing? What happened?

Personally the club I support, Panathinaikos in this case, is undoubtfully my favorite club, the NT doesn't even come close...

The arena was so silent...I never thought this could happen in Greece. I know it was only a friendly game, but that was too much. That kind of thing would never ever happen in Lithuania (and i would call Greece as one of top bb countries of Europe as well as Lithuania surely). I know, and i saw on TV what is happening on PAO, OLY, ARIS games...i know football is involved here, anything more?

ArkadiosV2
03-08-2008, 11:22 PM
If I remember correctly it was a friendly game for the Acropolis tournament which takes part in late August.

That is the period (15-30 August) which most Greeks (therefore Athenians too...) go on their two weeks holidays (preferably on some island) and Athens is pretty much a ghost city (my favorite time of Athens I have to admit)...

And those who didn't go on holidays were probably soaking on a beach reading one of the 10+ Greek sports newspapers about Panathinaikos and Olympiakos football clubs plans to sign Riquelme, Nesta, Buffon and Ronaldinho...

Add the facts that it just a friendly game and that Greeks are well known glory hunters, couldn't care less for their best National Team, the basketball one that is, but when there is an international title at stake they can sell out the 20 000 capacity OAKA in 2 days to watch women's handball National Team win the Balcan Cup by beating the mighty Albanian giants...

And last, but not least... Clubs are over National Teams for 90% of the Greeks... me for example...

mvblair
03-09-2008, 12:37 AM
It's a little harder for some US Americans to choose between our NT or other school/league team. Personally, I've never been a big fan of our basketball NT. Dream Team II kind of turned me off and the 2000 team destroyed any supposed link I may have had for the team. By far, I support my Alma Mater, Wright State University, more than the NT. In fact, I'm one of those Americans that some people love to hate because I've rooted for other teams (Angola especially) when they play against the US. I think there are probably Lithuanians who have done the same thing, by the way.

I think that most people in most countries should unwaveringly support their NT over any school/club/team...just not me. :D

ArkadiosV2
03-09-2008, 12:46 AM
I think there are probably Lithuanians who have done the same thing, by the way.
Hell will freeze before this happens...

qiangdade
03-09-2008, 01:14 AM
If I remember correctly it was a friendly game for the Acropolis tournament which takes part in late August.

That is the period (15-30 August) which most Greeks (therefore Athenians too...) go on their two weeks holidays (preferably on some island) and Athens is pretty much a ghost city (my favorite time of Athens I have to admit)...

And those who didn't go on holidays were probably soaking on a beach reading one of the 10+ Greek sports newspapers about Panathinaikos and Olympiakos football clubs plans to sign Riquelme, Nesta, Buffon and Ronaldinho...

Add the facts that it just a friendly game and that Greeks are well known glory hunters, couldn't care less for their best National Team, the basketball one that is, but when there is an international title at stake they can sell out the 20 000 capacity OAKA in 2 days to watch women's handball National Team win the Balcan Cup by beating the mighty Albanian giants...

And last, but not least... Clubs are over National Teams for 90% of the Greeks... me for example...

That about clears exactly the situation in Greece. About bball in germany many people root for other NTs rather than the german one. Not the case in football though

Test
03-09-2008, 08:21 AM
I prefer NT, because it is only good thing that Lithuania has. Also it not depends on team budget - money (except Ilgauskas case). Also it not depends on team management so much.

Great to see Talents of our nation who play not for the money.

I think it also depends where are you from. For example I believe every French prefer NT more than a club, because there are no good clubs in France. The same for Slovenia - magnificent NT, but no good clubs. For Americans I think they will prefer NBA club instead of NT. 8 years in a row they got theyr asses kicked by international team, so they just don't believe in NT, and in NBA games there are more faked dunks to enjoy :)

Billy
03-28-2008, 08:56 AM
Personally, I've never been a big fan of our basketball NT. Dream Team II kind of turned me..,D

How can you be against a team featuring Shawn Kemp, Shaquille ONeal and Mark Price???

damelo
03-28-2008, 09:28 AM
Personnally, I don't really care. I like to see good game, and suspens.
I love to support teams against France, especially football in order to turn my roommate mad... :D :D :D