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    Question Can anybody stop the American domination in basketball ?

    My personal opinion,no one can.

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    America has always dominated basketball.. Since it was invented..

    They can be beaten once in a while...

    In 2012 I give Spain with a more experienced Ricky Rubio and Pau Gasol the biggest chance to do that.. Serbia will have a chance too, although they might be too young even then

    But if the USA sends their best players or even their B-team.. (this tournament was their C-team tbh, except Durant) nobody in the world stands half a chance

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    It depends. If they change the size of the ball, push the 3 point line to NBA standards, then the USA would have such an absurd advantage that it wouldn't even be funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UMUT_FB_LAL View Post
    America has always dominated basketball.. Since it was invented..

    They can be beaten once in a while...

    In 2012 I give Spain with a more experienced Ricky Rubio and Pau Gasol the biggest chance to do that.. Serbia will have a chance too, although they might be too young even then

    But if the USA sends their best players or even their B-team.. (this tournament was their C-team tbh, except Durant) nobody in the world stands half a chance
    Sad,but true !

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    Brazil almost did...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rikhardur View Post
    Brazil almost did...
    Almost is the key word !

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    I don't expect us to win all WC and Olympic games in the future. I would like Team USA to be competitive and comprising of the best players complementing one another from hereon as USA Basketball struck gold with these players and I do hope they continue running this great program.

    Just no more 2002 Team USA re-deux.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mark123 View Post
    Almost is the key word !
    So the word domination doesn't make sense in this context
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    Quote Originally Posted by rikhardur View Post
    So the word domination doesn't make sense in this context
    Almost won and won is a big difference ! U can almost win against great team,but u will rarely win.

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    Silly thread

    Will someone invent a medicine towards stupidity?

    Team USA won their first World Championships (the way they won it) since 1994.. Until now, how exactly were they dominant?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wardjdim View Post
    Silly thread

    Will someone invent a medicine towards stupidity?

    Team USA won their first World Championships (the way they won it) since 1994.. Until now, how exactly were they dominant?
    Until now they were fooling around.Sent 3rd grade players. In WC in Athens there were no Nba players,cause of the lock out ! Other teams had only 1,2 or 3 Nba players. That is the difference. NBA !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strida View Post
    It depends. If they change the size of the ball, push the 3 point line to NBA standards, then the USA would have such an absurd advantage that it wouldn't even be funny.
    I agree, but making the rules more uniform will help the world as well. And I bet they will adjust sooner rather than later when the new rules are implemented. Honestly I got to the point where I did not mind FIBA rules, Team USA obviously got the hang of it and operated their program according to the style (to the tune of 42-1 in Colangelo era).

    But to answer the question, there is one country that can stop USA dominance...USA! j/k..USA can and will be beaten, the key is who will stop USA when they come back angry like in China? It's obviously going to have to be a generation with a superstar (Manu, Gasol) who has a great cast around them, they would have to be well coached and resilient. Even when USA was not World Champions (hey that sounds good, World Champions ) only the biggest of homers would have argued that USA still was not the number one basketball country as far producing a high number of quality players.

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    what is the reason for such a big gap between US and others?
    NBA or athletic players.

    When we look NBA most players are African-American, so it seems more genetic I guess. So I would expect an African country can be successful provided that they have good facilities, and support.

    I really wonder if an World all star(Ginobili,Gasol, Nowitzki etc) team can beat dream team? I dont think so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcjordan View Post
    what is the reason for such a big gap between US and others?
    NBA or athletic players.

    When we look NBA most players are African-American, so it seems more genetic I guess. So I would expect an African country can be successful provided that they have good facilities, and support.

    I really wonder if an World all star(Ginobili,Gasol, Nowitzki etc) team can beat dream team? I dont think so.
    Now that`s an interesting observation ! Would African players be so successful like African-Americans if they had the same conditions ?
    Europe all-star team could defeat African-American B team,my opinion.

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    This is great...

    24 countries and just the one country that doesn't give a fuck wins it

    + How exactly would Brazil winning that game change the domination??

    The USA would still win the tournament but because Brazil beat them in the groups they'd be the dominant country in the world?? With that one win? That doesn't make sense at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by wardjdim View Post
    Silly thread

    Will someone invent a medicine towards stupidity?

    Team USA won their first World Championships (the way they won it) since 1994.. Until now, how exactly were they dominant?
    I believe they're talking about the Colangelo era. Since he's oversaw US basketball he's established a consistent talent pool to draw from, consistent coaching staff, training camps, try outs etc. In other words since he's taken over it's been treated like a real team, instead of throwing a few names together and hoping for the best.

    In the four years since, they've gone 35-1 in international play (not counting friendlies), and that one loss was four years ago. That's pretty dominant. Not 1992-96 Dream Team era dominant, but no other team comes close to that record.

    To answer the question though, they can be beaten. Brazil almost managed it this year, Spain in 08. But the nightmare years of 02 and 04 are gone. I can't see them dropping multiple games at tournaments so long as this system is in place.
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    The only possible way to stop US domination would be for the Europeans to dissolve their national teams and establish a European Union national team.

    But they'd probably still lose to USA by 20+ if USA brings the A-team.

    If they played the B team, the EU team might be able to manage 1 victory in 20.

    But it will never happen because the Euros hate each other so much. I mean look at the reaction after the Serbia-Turkey semifinal.

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    Simply put "NO".....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BasketballFanatic View Post
    But it will never happen because the Euros hate each other so much. I mean look at the reaction after the Serbia-Turkey semifinal.
    Problem with that game r only the refs decisions.Thats all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark123 View Post
    Until now they were fooling around.Sent 3rd grade players. In WC in Athens there were no Nba players,cause of the lock out ! Other teams had only 1,2 or 3 Nba players. That is the difference. NBA !
    Do you really believe that at 2002,2004,2006 they were sending 3rd grade players??

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