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    Default 3 v 3 basketball at 2016 Olympics?

    http://www.indystar.com/usatoday/art...s%20Sports%7Cp

    As a basketball fan I will take more basketball at the Olympics in any form. What would your country's 3 v 3 team be?

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    Lebron/Durant/Howard

    What would be cool is if they allowed a country to have multiple teams, like they do beach volleyball.
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    Weren't the sports for 2016 already decided a few years ago? They added rugby sevens and golf.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/olym...es/8196956.stm
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/olym...es/8292584.stm

    TBH I don't think the Olympics is a great venue for this, the main advantage of the format is that it allows for relatively short tournament having a lot of participants, opening up the field to countries that never qualify for tournaments in regular basketball, but I doubt the IOC would let them have a very large field.
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    Worst. Idea. Ever.

    You actually think this is cool but the Olympics are more prestigous than some streetball tourny. I will be shocked if they go through with this. Next thing you know it we'll have a dunk contest.
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    So they can add golf and BMX but they take out baseball? How does that make any sense?

    Not a fan of 3 on 3 in the Olympics. There's no need for it in a tournament like the Olympics. It'd be more exciting but it just doesn't seem right to put it in the Olympics.

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    Great idea, but ban the pros from competing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHBB View Post
    So they can add golf and BMX but they take out baseball? How does that make any sense?

    Not a fan of 3 on 3 in the Olympics. There's no need for it in a tournament like the Olympics. It'd be more exciting but it just doesn't seem right to put it in the Olympics.
    Baseball wasn't added because the government over here didn't want to build the facilities to host baseball! Wait till Japan in 2020 is it? Baseball will be there then!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikoo View Post
    Great idea, but ban the pros from competing.
    I agree. If you let pros play, it would be a big mess. But there is a catch, where is the line between amateurs and proffesionals

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chopin View Post
    I agree. If you let pros play, it would be a big mess. But there is a catch, where is the line between amateurs and proffesionals
    A player that never competed in a pro basketball league.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikoo View Post
    A player that never competed in a pro basketball league.
    But there is thin line between professionalism and semi-professionalism, at least in my country. There is first national league, second and so on...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikoo View Post
    A player that never competed in a pro basketball league.

    then there's roughly any talent pool

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