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Thread: Oscar Schmidt: The Basketball Legend

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    Thanks so much, Duncan. I've searched on the internet and can't find anywhere where I can buy it. It looks like there is a copy at a library way out in California. I'm going to call my library and see if they can get it for me. (For those of you who don't know, one of the greatest things about America is our library system...you can get any book from just about any library in the entire country).

    If you know where I can find a copy, let me know! He's my basketball idol, so I want to learn about him!!
    "I really like the attitudes of eagles. They never give up. When they grab a fish or something else, they never let it go. It doesn't matter. In a book, they write they find a skeleton of [an] eagle and there is no fish. It means that the fish beat him and killed him, but he didn't let go." -- Donatas Motiejunas

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    Try sending an email to his website contact.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mvblair View Post
    Thanks so much, Duncan. I've searched on the internet and can't find anywhere where I can buy it. It looks like there is a copy at a library way out in California. I'm going to call my library and see if they can get it for me. (For those of you who don't know, one of the greatest things about America is our library system...you can get any book from just about any library in the entire country).

    If you know where I can find a copy, let me know! He's my basketball idol, so I want to learn about him!!
    I have a copy myself.

    I Just made a search in the brazilian libraries and there is only one used copy for sale in the whole country for 25 R$, which is 15 USD or so.

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    Great thread of one of the best players in the history of the FIBA basketball. I'll follow you.
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    Thanks, Duncan. I'll try that.
    Quote Originally Posted by guilherme.rcf View Post
    I have a copy myself.

    I Just made a search in the brazilian libraries and there is only one used copy for sale in the whole country for 25 R$, which is 15 USD or so.
    Man! They need to print some more copies!
    "I really like the attitudes of eagles. They never give up. When they grab a fish or something else, they never let it go. It doesn't matter. In a book, they write they find a skeleton of [an] eagle and there is no fish. It means that the fish beat him and killed him, but he didn't let go." -- Donatas Motiejunas

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    myblair- I hear ya! I am lucky to have an autographed copy. Oscar and Larry Bird were my all time idols growing up. Not seeing a lot of Oscar's games even made his game even more "mysterious" if you will.

    Good luck in getting a copy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan View Post
    myblair- I hear ya! I am lucky to have an autographed copy.
    As if I weren't jealous enough...
    "I really like the attitudes of eagles. They never give up. When they grab a fish or something else, they never let it go. It doesn't matter. In a book, they write they find a skeleton of [an] eagle and there is no fish. It means that the fish beat him and killed him, but he didn't let go." -- Donatas Motiejunas

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    Oscar was a great player, no doubt! But I don't like him personaly...He talks to much in my view!

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    he seems like a great guy to me, outspoken yes, but sincere and honest.

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    Óscar has been inducted in the Basketball Hall of Fame. Long overdue.
    http://www.fibaamericas.com/en/notic...8BC335196325DC
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan View Post
    he seems like a great guy to me, outspoken yes, but sincere and honest.
    I've made the same impression. Had a chance to meet Oscar at London Olympics, near Wembley before football final game Brazil vs Mexico. Even game was about to begin, he still was standing there with fans, taking pictures, signing autographs


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mindozas View Post
    I've made the same impression. Had a chance to meet Oscar at London Olympics, near Wembley before football final game Brazil vs Mexico. Even game was about to begin, he still was standing there with fans, taking pictures, signing autographs
    Great to know people still remember and recognise him
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    Quote Originally Posted by rikhardur View Post
    Óscar has been inducted in the Basketball Hall of Fame. Long overdue.
    http://www.fibaamericas.com/en/notic...8BC335196325DC
    At long last.
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    Óscar had brain operation to treat cancer
    http://espn.go.com/olympics/basketba...-tumor-surgery
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    A must-watch.
    The reason why he never played in the NBA? His national team.

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