View Poll Results: Who will emerge as the top team on this bracket?

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  • Japan

    11 20.75%
  • Lebanon

    42 79.25%
  • UAE

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  • Kuwait

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Thread: Group B (Lebanon, UAE, Kuwait, Japan)

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    Quote Originally Posted by manu_bol
    what's actually going for japan:

    homecourt advantage + henderson + WC experience + no scouting report


    although underrated, japan team is really good. remember that its WUG team beat the NT of RP and Jordan!
    jus said everything.

    voted for japan. sorry lebanese friends. i still wish u win this group tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psychopath
    lebanon can sit out el-khatib in the group stages and still win group B
    hehehe
    just joking
    seriously they can... they'll end up runner up for Japan and that's enough for them to be in quarter finals...
    Impossible is Nothing!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by igorotski
    jus said everything.

    voted for japan. sorry lebanese friends. i still wish u win this group tho.
    Don't worry man,it's ur opinion,always respected
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    lebanon will have no problem getting out of this group.

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    This group is a duel between Japan and Lebanon. Which team will win? Dragon(Japan) vs. Tiger(Lebanon)

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    50-50 chance between the Lebs and Japs

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    Quote Originally Posted by rycorpz
    This group is a duel between Japan and Lebanon. Which team will win? Dragon(Japan) vs. Tiger(Lebanon)
    i dont get this...why is japan a dragon and lebanon a tiger ?? is lebanon the tiger because they call khatib The Tiger ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by karim
    i dont get this...why is japan a dragon and lebanon a tiger ?? is lebanon the tiger because they call khatib The Tiger ?
    Dragon : No idea
    Tiger:i doubt i like this name "Cedars team" or "big heart "
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    Hope Lebanon will reach the semi-finals because coach Dragan is not good.
    His defense creates many gaps, plus his offensive tactics are not that many. He complains to the refs and blame his players more than he sets game plans to face the other teams offensive and defensive strategies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SNIPER
    Hope Lebanon will reach the semi-finals because coach Dragan is not good.
    His defense creates many gaps, plus his offensive tactics are not that many. He complains to the refs and blame his players more than he sets game plans to face the other teams offensive and defensive strategies.
    Maybe,but it's not the time for do such judging,now we are all hope to reach the first position not just the semi finals,our performance is too good for been the top in asia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by psychopath
    lebanon can sit out el-khatib in the group stages and still win group B
    hehehe
    just joking
    Dude it's a possibilty. This group is by far the easiest. Lebanon will surely come out here on top. They'll probably use Khatib on their game against Japan. But, I think Lebanon can win without Khatib (or maybe use him sparingly) against UAE and Kuwait.


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    Lebanon will be on-top in the group because the Japanese team is a not complete team. Good thing there is no "Rukawa" or "Sendoh".
    YOU MAKE ME FEEL SO BAD...

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    Kuwait will play tune-up games vs RP NT, hopefully they'll get pointers on how to beat Lebanon NT, tips on how to piss them off will do
    It's ironic to see limited efforts from players with maximum salary.
    I wish they would apply "sabermetrics" in those financially challenged PBA teams to acquire players who are value for their money.

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    Lebanon will test Japan's cohesiveness with JR Henderson, whether his entry to the Japan NT will affect their execution of plays.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lrangels
    Dude it's a possibilty. This group is by far the easiest. Lebanon will surely come out here on top. They'll probably use Khatib on their game against Japan. But, I think Lebanon can win without Khatib (or maybe use him sparingly) against UAE and Kuwait.


    Group of Qatar, Kazakhstan, India and Indonesia is the weakest

    UAE just defeated Qatar in the Gulf Cup just recently while Kuwait almost upset South Korea in the last Asian Championship by losing only 5 points

    though a remote possibility, UAE and Kuwait is capable of upsetting Japan and Lebanon


    On the other hand, I can't see that India and Indonesia will upset Qatar and Kazakhstan

    Lebanon and Japan shouldn't be too cocky when they face those two other teams
    or else

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    Japan's mainstay naturalized center McArthur lost his slot in the Japan NT by the inclusion of Sakuragi/Henderson.

    those naturalized players' names are really that easy to memorize, McArthur the Pacific Allied General against the Imperial Army of Japan and Sakuragi the Anime Basketball Genius, did that really happen for humor's sake or by chance
    It's ironic to see limited efforts from players with maximum salary.
    I wish they would apply "sabermetrics" in those financially challenged PBA teams to acquire players who are value for their money.

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    Default group b - lebanon;kuwait;united emirates arab and japan

    In Group B are Lebanon, a team which finished second at the last FIBA Asia Championship, along with the United Arab Emirates and Japan.

    Lebanon had some bright moments at the 2006 FIBA World Championship in Japan which included an upset of France, despite having their build-up to that tournament being severely disrupted by the political conflict in the region.

    The assistant coach of the Lebanese team, George Kalzi, said: "In principle, we should not have any problems qualifying from the group.

    "The group is hard as Japan will be hosting the tournament and will play in front of their fans while we know the teams of UAE and their style of play.

    "I hope that we will have luck by our side and that we will have a good campaign like we did in the previous tournaments."

    The national team manager of the UAE, Munir bin Al Habib, admitted his team faced a very difficult task of advancing from the group.

    "We have played against Lebanon previously in 1999 and 2001 and it will not be the first time that we play against them," he said.

    "As for Japan, they are hosts of the tournament and will be favourites to qualify along with Lebanon to the next round.

    "After winning the Gulf Cup, the Asian Championship will be the first tournament for UAE young players and we will go into the tournament with a realistic ambition of improving the results that we had previously as we finished 10th in 2001 and 1999.

    "As for our preparations, we had to wait for the availability of the players and we will start a closed camp in Dubai from the middle of June to July 9 when we will have a training camp in France until July 23 before leaving to Tokushima."

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    Lebanon will be on-top because lebanese players played with them hearts and that is more important in basketball...

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    My Predictions:

    1 - Lebanon 3-0
    2 - Japan 2-1
    3 - UAE 1-2
    4 - Kuwait 0-3

    Lebanon all the way!

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    i love ur predictions,

    u are lebaneseM because iam lebanese and i live in new york

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