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    This will be a battle of America vs. the World. Who wins will depend on a whole lot of factors, and both sides have advantages and leverage which they can use. We might even see the NBA hijacking the FIBA leadership so they can get their way. There has to be an alignment of interests between FIBA and the NBA.

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    RUMOR: CJ Giles to become new Lebanese naturalized player???

    In a surprising move, and after negotiating a big number of players, Champville management signed today with american forward Darius Rice (208-F-82, college: Miami, FL) and american center C.J. Chester Giles (211-F/C-85, college: Oregon St.). Both Rice and Chester Giles played in Bahrain last year.... Rice will have his first experience in Lebanon, while CJ will be playing here for the third time after playing for Riyadi and Chabab in the previous seasons. also on the other hand, rumors are spread in the market that Chester Giles might be the new naturalized player for the Lebanese NT.

    and:

    US Selection to play in 2012 Jones Cup. Team looks rather weak, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by durden_tyler View Post
    Unfortunately, they are above the rest. FIBA rules adjusting to NBA rules? Guess who won that battle?

    And they (NBA owners) will do everything to protect their investment. That's quite understandable too.

    You also conveniently forgot to read the part (a case of again, jumping the gun prematurely, so true to many, many superfans) where IOC is the main "enemy" of the NBA here-- it's practically because the NBA/NBA owners does NOT profit from these games. Knowing that, it's makes sense what the owners want.
    i understand the business side actually.. businessmen want more money than they have right now.. so the NBA and it's team owners want to protect their investments and earn more.. i get it and i don't have anything to say about that..

    but it seems that because of the U-23 format they are proposing, everyone is seeing it as there will be NO NBA PLAYERS ANYMORE but in reality, the players i have mentioned are 23 yrs and under.. it doesn't really make sense.. just say no more NBA in the olympics period.. Durant is a BIG BIG investment but in reality he is eligible because he is only 23 years old if the format is implemented now.. so where is the consistency...

    and as far as NBA rules being implemented by FIBA.. i see nothing that resembles the NBA.. yes the freethrow dimensions are like the NBA.. but the 3 point line is the PBA line and not the NBA.. and as far as fouls and rules are concerned, it is still different.. Team USA is actually adjusting right now as they have said..

    so there..

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    USA Men's Select Team Announced by Taiwan (34th William Jones Cup live on ESPN) - Jul 30, 2012


    With the NBA Legends in town, Taiwan has become a hot bed for USA talent and stars. The NBA Legends will play versus a Taiwan Select team just 3 weeks before the 34thAnnual Williams Jones Cup. But for the first time since 2004 Team USA will participate in the Jones Cup. Featuring 11 players owning Asia Professional Basketball experience, including the 2010AsiaBasket.com All-Arab Club Championships Best Import Player Marcus Melvin and the 2011 Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese BJ League Guard of the Year Wayne Arnold.

    UPG CEO Jerone Dodd Jr expressed that "This is a great opportunity for all of the players, coaches, our company, the Taiwanese and International basketball communities. It aligns with our goals for the development within the international basketball market and has the potential to forge new opportunities for the future.

    CTBA and UPG today announced 13 players for the 2012 USA Men's Select Team that will participate in the 34th William Jones Cup tournament which will be held in TPEC Gym in Tienmu, Taipei from Aug 18-26, 2012 (Live on ESPN). The USA Basketball Men's Select Team will compete against the following national teams (Japan, Philippines, Qatar, Lebanon, S. Korea, Iran, UAE, and Taiwan).

    Starting Five

    Kearse

    Barnes

    Marshall

    Melvin

    VanderMeer

    Mychal Kearse (6'5''-G-83) of Akita Northern Happinets
    Jermaine Barnes (6'5''-G/F-82) of Universal Phoenix Group LLC
    Curtis Marshall (6'6''-G/F-83) of Lille Metropole Basket Clubs
    Marcus Melvin (6'8''-F-82) of La Union Formosa
    Scott VanderMeer (7'0''-C-86) of Marinos de Anzoategui

    Josh Powell (6'9''-F-83) of Brujos de Guayama (former laker?)
    Wayne Arnold (6'4''-G-84) of Gwinnett Majic
    Jordan Collins (6'10''-PF-82) of Mitteldeutscher BC Weissenfels
    Jermaine Dearman (6'8''-F/C-80) of Fukuoka Rizing
    Gerard Anderson (6'6''-F-87) of Los Angeles D-Fenders
    Desmond Blue (6'11''-C-88) of Universal Phoenix Group LLC
    Brad Reese (6'6''-F-88) of SLUNETA Usti nad Labem
    James Justice (5'10''-G-89) of GIE Morrow Disciples

    Coaches: David Benoit , Travis McAvene, Michael Davis , Ying-Chou Chou , Kevin Franklin

    USA Basketball also announced that serving as co-head coaches of the USA Select Team are former NBA player and coach David Benoit and Usbasket.com All-United States Coach of the Year Travis McAvene. Benoit served for three seasons as head coach in the Japan BJ League. McAvene, who was the former assistant coach at Coppin State University, left the NCAA and began coach US leagues for the last 5 seasons. McAvene has become the best in the business winning the respect of the world after receiving USA Coach of the Year voted by Usbasket.com.

    'The USA National Team selection process was based on American players with great international experience including Asia. We wanted to focus on these types of players because of the Asian style of basketball,' said Ying-Chou Chou of UPG.

    Members of the USA Select Team will assemble in Atlanta, GA and conduct a training session August 5, 2012. All practices will take place at Morris Brown University.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mangangalakal View Post
    This will be a battle of America vs. the World. Who wins will depend on a whole lot of factors, and both sides have advantages and leverage which they can use. We might even see the NBA hijacking the FIBA leadership so they can get their way. There has to be an alignment of interests between FIBA and the NBA.

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    RUMOR: CJ Giles to become new Lebanese naturalized player???

    In a surprising move, and after negotiating a big number of players, Champville management signed today with american forward Darius Rice (208-F-82, college: Miami, FL) and american center C.J. Chester Giles (211-F/C-85, college: Oregon St.). Both Rice and Chester Giles played in Bahrain last year.... Rice will have his first experience in Lebanon, while CJ will be playing here for the third time after playing for Riyadi and Chabab in the previous seasons. also on the other hand, rumors are spread in the market that Chester Giles might be the new naturalized player for the Lebanese NT.

    and:

    US Selection to play in 2012 Jones Cup. Team looks rather weak, though.
    good luck to lebanon to handle CJ giles.

    the us team that will play on Jones Cup is not bad team either. they have former La Lakers Reserve Player Josh Powell.

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    OMG they have GeraRd Anderson!!!!!!!!
    Philippines is in National Team transition mode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zuma169 View Post
    i understand the business side actually.. businessmen want more money than they have right now.. so the NBA and it's team owners want to protect their investments and earn more.. i get it and i don't have anything to say about that..

    but it seems that because of the U-23 format they are proposing, everyone is seeing it as there will be NO NBA PLAYERS ANYMORE but in reality, the players i have mentioned are 23 yrs and under.. it doesn't really make sense.. just say no more NBA in the olympics period.. Durant is a BIG BIG investment but in reality he is eligible because he is only 23 years old if the format is implemented now.. so where is the consistency...

    and as far as NBA rules being implemented by FIBA.. i see nothing that resembles the NBA.. yes the freethrow dimensions are like the NBA.. but the 3 point line is the PBA line and not the NBA.. and as far as fouls and rules are concerned, it is still different.. Team USA is actually adjusting right now as they have said..

    so there..

    such a scheme would deprive the Olympics of the Top Stars of the NBA but it gives the other teams a better chance of winning the Gold Medal in Olympic Basketball than the odds they have today.

    So if you are the other countries, would you like to be mere spectators and just compete for the silver medal or do you want your team to have a chance to win a Gold Medal.

    So having the NBA players just play at the FIBA Basketball World Cup would mean Team USA is not guaranteed a Gold Medal in both the Olympics and the FIBA Basketball World Cup thus giving the other teams an opportunity to succeed in the Olympic Games. Just look at Soccer Football .... with the U23 format Africans Cameroon became a world power and Japan is a strong contender unlike before its only dominated by South American and European countries.

    So what do you think ..... would the other countries to be contented to always just compete to be 2nd best in global competitions or would they want in the biggest games at the Olympics you have a chance to win the Gold.

    During the time the competition was not Open with the US represented by college players, the other countries were happy as they could compete. now that the US is back in its dominating ways, the other countries would like to find ways to level the playing field.
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    Quote Originally Posted by durden_tyler View Post
    Re: McGee, you are correct that it does not necessarily mean that he can't play for us but negotiations with owners will be quite difficult if most owners have this strict rules in place for team members who would want to play for their NT (insurance, etc)
    Maybe McGee to Sacramento will happen in the future when MVP holds his share in sacramento.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mangangalakal View Post
    This will be a battle of America vs. the World. Who wins will depend on a whole lot of factors, and both sides have advantages and leverage which they can use. We might even see the NBA hijacking the FIBA leadership so they can get their way. There has to be an alignment of interests between FIBA and the NBA.

    __________________________________________________ __________
    RUMOR: CJ Giles to become new Lebanese naturalized player???

    In a surprising move, and after negotiating a big number of players, Champville management signed today with american forward Darius Rice (208-F-82, college: Miami, FL) and american center C.J. Chester Giles (211-F/C-85, college: Oregon St.). Both Rice and Chester Giles played in Bahrain last year.... Rice will have his first experience in Lebanon, while CJ will be playing here for the third time after playing for Riyadi and Chabab in the previous seasons. also on the other hand, rumors are spread in the market that Chester Giles might be the new naturalized player for the Lebanese NT.

    and:

    US Selection to play in 2012 Jones Cup. Team looks rather weak, though.
    Darius Rice the former purefoods import who was just good in his first few games?

    What happened with the college teammate of douthit? I thought he was the choice for naturalized player?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mangangalakal View Post
    This will be a battle of America vs. the World. Who wins will depend on a whole lot of factors, and both sides have advantages and leverage which they can use. We might even see the NBA hijacking the FIBA leadership so they can get their way. There has to be an alignment of interests between FIBA and the NBA.
    From the articles, it's actually IOC vs. NBA. FIBA and the IOC is NOT the same entity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by durden_tyler View Post
    From the articles, it's actually IOC vs. NBA. FIBA and the IOC is NOT the same entity.
    actually the FIBA officials in Switzerland like the idea as they want the World Basketball Championship (WBC) to match or even surpass the popularity of the FIFA World Cup ..... do note they already change the name of the WBC to FIBA Basketball World Cup. By cooperating more with the NBA would mean FIBA could get a bigger part of the pie which they do not have to share with the IOC. So by having the NBA players exclusively at the FIBA Basketball World Cup would give it a bigger prestige as a tournament which is how the soccer football world look up to the FIFA World Cup.

    At the present set-up the presence of NBA players added popularity of basketball in the Olympics but it practically alienated the rest of the field to play for Silver instead of the Gold which is practically in the bag for Team USA. Truth is the only true rival of Team USA is itself being overconfident which happened in 2002 to 2004.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nardy View Post
    actually the FIBA officials in Switzerland like the idea as they want the World Basketball Championship (WBC) to match or even surpass the popularity of the FIFA World Cup ..... do note they already change the name of the WBC to FIBA Basketball World Cup. By cooperating more with the NBA would mean FIBA could get a bigger part of the pie which they do not have to share with the IOC. So by having the NBA players exclusively at the FIBA Basketball World Cup would give it a bigger prestige as a tournament which is how the soccer football world look up to the FIFA World Cup.

    At the present set-up the presence of NBA players added popularity of basketball in the Olympics but it practically alienated the rest of the field to play for Silver instead of the Gold which is practically in the bag for Team USA. Truth is the only true rival of Team USA is itself being overconfident which happened in 2002 to 2004.
    Exactly Nardy.

    From the other thread in reply to your comment you also posted there and this thread:

    Yes it will make the competition more balanced and parity is to be expected. However, the Olympics would be less prestigious and that will go a long way in selling this particular Olympic product. i have zero argument that the NBA can still send a strong team composing of U23 players and even still be considered the favorite in future tournament but people will have to accept the fact that the luster will lose in such competitions (similar to Olympic football-- who really cares who comes out as champions there?).

    Remember why the NBA is pushing for this, they want the FIBA Worlds to gain traction (not at the FIFA World Cup level obviously but it's a start) and they WANT to co-brand the Worlds-- meaning they want the profit with it as well. Can't blame them really because in the Olympics, it's the IOC who's making a killing with the gates, sponsors profit while the NBA is getting none-- really, do you want your investments to be used by others with nothing in return? People will argue: what about patriotism? Then tell that to the IOC; are they giving enough protection (say insurance) to those who participate? What about profit sharing? Is there enough to go around to s
    hare to all the countries participating? i admit, NBA owners are SELFISH indeed but they see a selfish entity in the IOC as well, so to an extent, they do have a point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by durden_tyler View Post
    Exactly Nardy.

    From the other thread in reply to your comment you also posted there and this thread:

    hare to all the countries participating? i admit, NBA owners are SELFISH indeed but they see a selfish entity in the IOC as well, so to an extent, they do have a point.
    You are correct. Also have to point-out with FIBA U23 plan for the Olympics, they plan to share the wealth on the big bounty they are expecting from the FIBA Basketball World Cup with the NBA which was not the case with the Olympics.

    in other words, they plan to be partners in crime. With the IOC, they don't get any but if they make their tournament more prestigious then the "basketball community" of FIBA and the NBA would be very happy with the wind-fall they're expecting. They saw the great potential after the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey.

    This would also be a way to avoid banging heads with the NBA Owners who are worried their investments (players) getting injured or fatigued in international tournaments which they had to play every year each summer after a long NBA season because of the way FIBA scheduled its Qualifying tournaments and global championships. Said cycle would no longer be a continuous every year thing and you'll have the NBA players get a break with at least 2 summers of rest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nardy View Post
    such a scheme would deprive the Olympics of the Top Stars of the NBA but it gives the other teams a better chance of winning the Gold Medal in Olympic Basketball than the odds they have today.

    So if you are the other countries, would you like to be mere spectators and just compete for the silver medal or do you want your team to have a chance to win a Gold Medal.

    So having the NBA players just play at the FIBA Basketball World Cup would mean Team USA is not guaranteed a Gold Medal in both the Olympics and the FIBA Basketball World Cup thus giving the other teams an opportunity to succeed in the Olympic Games. Just look at Soccer Football .... with the U23 format Africans Cameroon became a world power and Japan is a strong contender unlike before its only dominated by South American and European countries.

    So what do you think ..... would the other countries to be contented to always just compete to be 2nd best in global competitions or would they want in the biggest games at the Olympics you have a chance to win the Gold.

    During the time the competition was not Open with the US represented by college players, the other countries were happy as they could compete. now that the US is back in its dominating ways, the other countries would like to find ways to level the playing field.
    or maybe it's a precaution since the world is already catching up with the US? Right now the US can still overwhelm the competition, but can we say the same in the next 20 years? US losing with it's best players on the roster would have a huge impact on the NBA. Sterns see's this so he might as well use a basketball world cup to ensure that their organization would have a complete control on revenue in the world of basketball... Business still, I know. Sooner or later the competition would catch up with the US, and if that happens.... Euroleague, and others would have an equal share of the global market. So why share, and potentially lose your players to rival leagues when you can be sitting above everybody? Just my 2 cents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArAg0n View Post
    or maybe it's a precaution since the world is already catching up with the US? Right now the US can still overwhelm the competition, but can we say the same in the next 20 years? US losing with it's best players on the roster would have a huge impact on the NBA. Sterns see's this so he might as well use a basketball world cup to ensure that their organization would have a complete control on revenue in the world of basketball... Business still, I know. Sooner or later the competition would catch up with the US, and if that happens.... Euroleague, and others would have an equal share of the global market. So why share, and potentially lose your players to rival leagues when you can be sitting above everybody? Just my 2 cents.
    the rest of the world could catch-up but it depends if the US stop producing freak of nature players like Kobe, LeBron, DWade, DRose, KD, Griffin, Love or even Westbrook whom Magic Johnson called the worst Point Guard. Its the Americans' COLLECTIVE superior athleticism over other players that really separates them from the other countries.

    I think 2004 was a fluke as they made a drastic error on having AI and Starburry as their point guards. That's why they corrected it in 2008 by choosing Kidd and CP3. But of course if they send teams that are already below par which also lacks practice together as a team like the teams from 2002 to 2006, then of course disaster is around the corner. Not to disrespect the other teams but its the Americans cockiness and over confidence which led to those defeats.
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    If that planned U23 for Olympics happens, I wonder if the number of teams qualifying for the olympics will be increased.
    And will the qualifiers be also by u23? who will represent us? UAAP,NCAA and CESAFI are not that cooperative. Will it be team B players from NCAA and UAAP?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nardy View Post
    the rest of the world could catch-up but it depends if the US stop producing freak of nature players like Kobe, LeBron, DWade, DRose, KD, Griffin, Love or even Westbrook whom Magic Johnson called the worst Point Guard. Its the Americans' COLLECTIVE superior athleticism over other players that really separates them from the other countries.

    I think 2004 was a fluke as they made a drastic error on having AI and Starburry as their point guards. That's why they corrected it in 2008 by choosing Kidd and CP3. But of course if they send teams that are already below par which also lacks practice together as a team like the teams from 2002 to 2006, then of course disaster is around the corner. Not to disrespect the other teams but its the Americans cockiness and over confidence which led to those defeats.
    Sir Nards, I agree that their cockiness and over confidence can lead to their fall. Back in 2000 though, with a team back stopped by Garnett, Kidd, Payton etc. almost lost to Lithuania. They narrowly escaped a 2 point victory and almost lost in the semifinals, thankfully that 3 pointer by a Lithuanian player rimmed out. You are correct, they are superior... But it's getting close.

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    Monday, 30 July 2012 20:47 Jun Lomibao / Sports Editor

    LONDON—What’s the difference between the letter L and the letter I by just looking at the two letters?

    The tail? Perhaps. But Filipino boxing officials here prefer to be safe than sorry.

    Mark Anthony Barriga’s competition uniforms has PHL printed on the back, an abbreviation for Philippines, which is now the standard back home as ordered so by Malacañang.

    But the International Olympic Committee, the International Amateur Boxing Association and several other international federations officially recognize the Philippines’s abbreviation as PHI.

    “This could be disastrous. We could be the object of a protest,” said Amateur Boxing Association of the Philippines Executive Director Ed Picson.

    So late Saturday evening, Picson had to figure out a way to replace that L with an I. Simply putting paint on top of the L’s tail could be courting danger. It was Sunday the next day and shops would be closed. So he thought of ringing Filipino friends the team made while they trained in Cardiff, Wales, in the rundown to London 2012.

    And how quick the response was from the Philippine community in Cardiff. Its president, Henry Montoya, contacted a London-based Filipino nurse, Joey Crisostomo, in the dead of the night.

    Crisostomo was similarly more than willing to help out and in turn called a Jamaican-Trinidad and Tobagan Briton known only by his first name Bryan, who owns a t-shirt printing shop near Stratford. It was 1 a.m. on Sunday but Bryan took the call and agreed to work on his day off.

    “It was a cramped shop with lots of stuff all over. It was a mess, so to say, but Bryan knew what to do. He had everything he needs, like McGyver,” said Picson.

    For two hours Bryan worked on two of Barriga’s Accel uniforms. Instead of simply painting the letter L’s tail, he opted to print PHI on another piece of clothe and patched them over the PHL prints.

    The uniforms looked as good as new. The cost?

    Bryan asked for £75. But Crisostomo, being the true-blooded Filipino that he is despite having been a resident here for 13 years, bargained for £50 and got it.

    Problem solved! But Crisostomo’s generosity did not end there. He offered Picson a tour of London in his flashy American Chrysler sedan and there was no way the boxing official could resist.

    End of the story. On Tuesday Barriga goes to war with a big letter “W” he would not want to erase from his thoughts.
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    29/07/2012
    OLY: China camp optimistic despite opening game defeat

    LONDON, United Kingdom (2012 London Olympics): China lost their opening game in the Group B Prelim Round of the 2012 London Olympics men’s basketball competition against 2008 Beijing Olympics silver medalists Spain on Sunday, but the mood in the camp was one of optimism. Game report.

    Yi Jianlian (pic above), currently the only Chinese player in the NBA, scored 30 points and collected a dozen rebounds both game-highs, but he chose to play down his individual achievement.

    “I tried to give everything I have as the team leader,” the Dallas Mavericks center said.

    “I didn't care much about my performance. I cared about the whole team and the outcome. I didn't play well in the first quarter as I fell into foul trouble. But we kept on and cut the lead as much as we could until the last quarter. Spain is a good team, maybe the best in the world,” said the 25-year-old.

    “We gave Spain a scare, but couldn't close them out. I am proud of our players. We must keep working and find a way to get better,” said China coach Bob Donewald Jr.

    Guard Wang Shipeng said. “We lost because we were really tired in the fourth quarter. Spain's bench depth is so deep that we faced a whole bunch of 12 players until the end of the game.”


    “We lost the first game to a very good team. But we have to maintain the momentum and stay focused. We have to keep faith in ourselves and prepare for the future games,” said Yi Jianlian.

    “I thought we did very well in the first period,” said point guard Chen Jianghua. “But we failed to build on it.”

    “The way we played against Spain, despite the defeat, has boosted our confidence,” said forward Zhou Peng. “We’ll certainly get better from here.”

    Forward Ding Jinhui added: “We have to forget the result of the defeat and the take the positives from the game and move on. We have to prepare well for the game against Russia (on Tuesday).”

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    29/07/2012
    OLY: China camp optimistic despite opening game defeat

    LONDON, United Kingdom (2012 London Olympics): China lost their opening game in the Group B Prelim Round of the 2012 London Olympics men’s basketball competition against 2008 Beijing Olympics silver medalists Spain on Sunday, but the mood in the camp was one of optimism. Game report.

    Yi Jianlian (pic above), currently the only Chinese player in the NBA, scored 30 points and collected a dozen rebounds both game-highs, but he chose to play down his individual achievement.

    “I tried to give everything I have as the team leader,” the Dallas Mavericks center said.

    “I didn't care much about my performance. I cared about the whole team and the outcome. I didn't play well in the first quarter as I fell into foul trouble. But we kept on and cut the lead as much as we could until the last quarter. Spain is a good team, maybe the best in the world,” said the 25-year-old.

    “We gave Spain a scare, but couldn't close them out. I am proud of our players. We must keep working and find a way to get better,” said China coach Bob Donewald Jr.

    Guard Wang Shipeng said. “We lost because we were really tired in the fourth quarter. Spain's bench depth is so deep that we faced a whole bunch of 12 players until the end of the game.”


    “We lost the first game to a very good team. But we have to maintain the momentum and stay focused. We have to keep faith in ourselves and prepare for the future games,” said Yi Jianlian.

    “I thought we did very well in the first period,” said point guard Chen Jianghua. “But we failed to build on it.”

    “The way we played against Spain, despite the defeat, has boosted our confidence,” said forward Zhou Peng. “We’ll certainly get better from here.”

    Forward Ding Jinhui added: “We have to forget the result of the defeat and the take the positives from the game and move on. We have to prepare well for the game against Russia (on Tuesday).”

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    it's china's weakness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silent Killer View Post
    it's china's weakness.
    yup it is.. they really don't have a deep pool.. actually, a well trained PHL team can REALLY compete with the second stringers of China.. though their first five is really DEADLY..

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