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    Quote Originally Posted by Chigusa View Post
    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).
    Well, sure, they would get used to it pretty quickly.

    Problem is that in a NBA sized court like that, the lane doesn't become so clogged. Help defense isn't a mere arms length away. The superior athleticism of the Americans would be FULLY utilized in that scenario. They would blow by defenders, help defense will be less effective unless really prepared, and the rest of the world would have to abandon the zone as a game-long plan.

    This really came to my realization when I was thinking about how Durant was easily blowing by defenders in the last few games. I was thinking, "There's only like, 5 people that can guard Durant 1 on 1. And they're all American."

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

    I think the only thing that can be established from this thread is American arrogance.

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    Only by the 2002 Yugoslavian Gold Medal squad

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    Quote Originally Posted by deusexm1 View Post
    "If they played the B team, the EU team might be able to manage 1 victory in 20. "

    I think the only thing that can be established from this thread is American arrogance.
    Well, then, prove him wrong. Don't just say, "pfft, Americans..." in a condescending tone. If it's so outrageous, then explain it to the rest of the class.

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    If the European teams can shutdown the guards and swingmen of Team USA, it can be beaten.
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    All teams Europeans or Americans who reached the second round or finals are having NBA players.. NBA players are professional/experienced/well build physically/good shooters/creative and innovative...

    NBA players kind of players is missing everywhere in the world..
    I give credits to Serbia/Lithuania/Slovenia schools and especially to Serbia who are having their own school...

    I think there will be always a gap between USA/other world.. I see no one can stop USA basketball in the mean time --till 20 years

    so my answer is : SIMPLY NO

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    Quote Originally Posted by BasketballFanatic View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by samer_1_2 View Post
    All teams Europeans or Americans who reached the second round or finals are having NBA players.. NBA players are professional/experienced/well build physically/good shooters/creative and innovative...

    NBA players kind of players is missing everywhere in the world..
    I give credits to Serbia/Lithuania/Slovenia schools and especially to Serbia who are having their own school...

    I think there will be always a gap between USA/other world.. I see no one can stop USA basketball in the mean time --till 20 years

    so my answer is : SIMPLY NO
    no one can beat usa or stop them ....if you bring the european bestplayers or the world best players !!! they'll bring kobe bryant and lebron james -dwayn wayde-carmello anthony-bosch ....and no one will be able to stop them!!!

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    I wish Team USA had a team where Kobe, Melo, LBJ, Wade etc would play... It would be nice to see them sharing a ball

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark123 View Post
    Europe all-star team could defeat African-American B team,my opinion.
    Take a serious European coach, with the best 12 European players in a pre-tournament 4-weeks camp, prepare a good deal of tactics... it could be interesting even agains the A team

    I think US domination is up to them. This being said, if they have a serious coach + a serious roster (i.e. no big egos) there is not way to beat them.

    What saddens me is that the new European generation has a tendency to imitate the NBA individualism....

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    Usa won the 2 biggest tournaments of basketball back 2 back undefeated using 24 different players and 2 completely different squads.If that's not a sign of domination i don't know what it is.Of course i don't expect guys like wardjim to admit it but who cares anyway.

    USA USA USA.As Nikoo said please mr Collangelo send d-leaguers next time,give the rest of the world a chance.

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    no one can stop American domination, BUT they can be beaten.

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    I didn't expect Brazil came close. But If they had faced Spain or Serbia, it could be interesting, but sorry it didn't happen.

    Turkey doesn't deserve to be in the finals. All they do is cry to the referees. Serbia could have given them a tougher challenge.

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    Well, I think that this team was badly constructed and beatable, but the ROW sucked donkey balls(like ice-cream ) and they steamrolled them.
    1. I'd use triangle and two(park 3 guys under the basket and double team Durant ). The rest of the team couldn't hit Black Sea from the bridge over the Bosphorus.
    2. I'd find a guard that doesn't cry under presure and let him run some frigging plays from the friggin playbook to get easy points, get the US players nervous and in foul trouble. FFS the teams were unloading 3 balls all day long, when US played with 3 Gs and 2Fs.
    3. Get a big stiff that can spell H-O-O-K S-H-O-T. Jacking up 3s like fag is cool but you are 2.10.

    Unfortunately that was the last chance in the next 8 years to stop team USA. Now the rules will be on their side, the real basketball players like Gasol, Manu, Scola are getting old and I dont see who can replace them.
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    they can be beaten,first you treat them like everybody else ,then you draw them like everybody else ,then you don't choose the opponent for the final...


    in 1992 they were saying 100 reign of US bball ,it lasted only 4 years.

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    If Europe could do smth similar to what we have in football, then i guess we would dominate. But i think it's about the general aproach to sport, kids in our country start early, we have a lot basketball schools and academys. Country with 3 mln population send home China, played US in semi-final. Basketball isn't that popular yet, i know only like 5 countrys where basketball is #1 sport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikoo View Post
    Unfortunately that was the last chance in the next 8 years to stop team USA. Now the rules will be on their side, the real basketball players like Gasol, Manu, Scola are getting old and I dont see who can replace them.
    Yeah, i also have the feeling that newer talents are not as good as older ones. Maybe i am wrong though...

    Quote Originally Posted by Rycka View Post
    If Europe could do smth similar to what we have in football, then i guess we would dominate. But i think it's about the general aproach to sport, kids in our country start early, we have a lot basketball schools and academys. Country with 3 mln population send home China, played US in semi-final. Basketball isn't that popular yet, i know only like 5 countrys where basketball is #1 sport.
    5 countries that basketball is #1 sport? Even that number sounds a bit much to me, could you name them?

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    Usa has the best players in the word but team USA imo is beatable. they could proabably win 90 out of 100 games against any team but upsets can happen especially in the knock-out games just as it happened in 2006.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linktothepast View Post
    Yeah, i also have the feeling that newer talents are not as good as older ones. Maybe i am wrong though...



    5 countries that basketball is #1 sport? Even that number sounds a bit much to me, could you name them?
    Lithuania, Lebanon, Philipines, not sure about USA, Slovenia, Angola

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    Team USA can't do the same feat of the 1992 Dream Team. They've really thrashed their opponents back then. The current crop of players can beat their opponents with 20 to 30 point winning margin.
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