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    Nigeria upsets USA basketball in an exibition game. Will they continue to overcome USA at the official game in the olympics? We will find out.

    Soon, basketball will be for everyone in the NBA. Not just Americans and a few europians.

    And Kai Sotto could be the one paving the way for Filipinos in the NBA.

    Everyone is already catching up with USA. Its not so uneven anymore. Remember, they got beat in the world cup? Well, it continues.

    Its a battle of skills now and not speed and athleticism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous123 View Post
    Nigeria upsets USA basketball in an exibition game. Will they continue to overcome USA at the official game in the olympics? We will find out.

    Soon, basketball will be for everyone in the NBA. Not just Americans and a few europians.

    And Kai Sotto could be the one paving the way for Filipinos in the NBA.

    Everyone is already catching up with USA. Its not so uneven anymore. Remember, they got beat in the world cup? Well, it continues.

    Its a battle of skills now and not speed and athleticism.
    Not just that.. preparation is the key for success.. 10 days preparation is not enough.. other Olympic teams are already set up their line up in memory.. they are teammates for years already.. it's a shame that team USA didn't treat international tournaments seriously.. but it is good for international basketball.. that means basketball popularity will be on all time high if competition is equal.. just like football..

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    Quote Originally Posted by robert0326 View Post
    Not just that.. preparation is the key for success.. 10 days preparation is not enough.. other Olympic teams are already set up their line up in memory.. they are teammates for years already.. it's a shame that team USA didn't treat international tournaments seriously.. but it is good for international basketball.. that means basketball popularity will be on all time high if competition is equal.. just like football..
    Just look at those Nigerians. They look like NBA players too. Its crazy. And pretty much all black.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous123 View Post
    Just look at those Nigerians. They look like NBA players too. Its crazy. And pretty much all black.
    Nigeria is a west african country so based on demographics, it's pretty much expected they'll field an all-black line-up, with several Nigerian-Americans from the NBA as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous123 View Post
    Just look at those Nigerians. They look like NBA players too. Its crazy. And pretty much all black.
    They not only look like NBA players. A lot of players from that Nigerian team has played or plays in the NBA. Josh Okogie, Epke Udoh, Chimezie Metu, Jahlil Okafor, Gabe Vincent... Seeing their roster, more than half of them were born overseas in the USA. I'm wondering if all of them got their passports below the age of 16.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous123 View Post
    Just look at those Nigerians. They look like NBA players too. Its crazy. And pretty much all black.
    i think 8 of their players are currently in the NBA, I wonder how they were able to get FIBA clearance to play as most of them probably did not get their passports at age 16 (Nigeria please teach us how it us done)
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    Quote Originally Posted by robert0326 View Post
    Not just that.. preparation is the key for success.. 10 days preparation is not enough.. other Olympic teams are already set up their line up in memory.. they are teammates for years already.. it's a shame that team USA didn't treat international tournaments seriously.. but it is good for international basketball.. that means basketball popularity will be on all time high if competition is equal.. just like football..
    and the PBA thinks that the NBA model of sending a team composed of stars with minimal preparation and chemistry could get it done
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoJ View Post
    and the PBA thinks that the NBA model of sending a team composed of stars with minimal preparation and chemistry could get it done
    kaya nga... That's why Gilas program should separate from these idiots from PBA boards and Kume... I'm rooting for other teams to win the gold except for USA.. I just want the basketball to be as global competitive just like football, And to teach these arrogant Americans how international basketball is done.. Because every team USA wins, majority of our stakeholders will still believe of these set up by these Americans... And i can't believe that majority of Pinoys are rooting for Americans because they still believe that all star line up wins every time.. Mga walang alam sa international basketball... Many Pinoy fans still think all star line up is still better than cohesion and chemistry.. Yes, This is only an exhibition game.. But check the FIBA rankings of these two? USA is rank no.1 while Nigeria is 22.. Kahiya hiya parin yun for a team that has 5 all stars in the team and all NBA roster in the line up..

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    all groupings are tough but i think japan is in d toughest group.

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    I am rooting for other team to win as well other than USA.

    Show them that chemistry wins a basketball game. I dont care if your team has 5 Lebron James or 5 Kobe Bryant or Mj. If you dont have chemistry, your team sucks. Thats why Ateneo won the uaap because of chemistry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neo View Post
    all groupings are tough but i think japan is in d toughest group.
    My Olympic rankings as of the moment
    1. Spain (They are battle ready now)
    2. Australia (Also the same, Good decision that they not include Simmons)
    3. France (They are also same as Spain and Australia)
    4. USA (chemistry issues, They are not ready yet, If the tournament held today, They will be on trouble right now)
    5. Slovenia (Also have chance to make F4, As long how Doncic will bring to them)
    6. Nigeria (with the way how they beat USA, they have a shot to win a medal)
    7. Argentina (Also a contender team, They can beat any teams)
    8. Czech Republic (How will Satoranski will bring to his team?)
    9. Italy (Will Gallinari and Bellineli play?)
    10. Germany (Is Shroder and Theis will play?)
    11. Japan (Best Asian team if they are all healthy and complete)
    12. Iran (They just happy to be there already, maybe will use as tune up games for upcoming FIBA Asia cup next month)

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    Quote Originally Posted by robert0326 View Post
    My Olympic rankings as of the moment
    1. Spain (They are battle ready now)
    2. Australia (Also the same, Good decision that they not include Simmons)
    3. France (They are also same as Spain and Australia)
    4. USA (chemistry issues, They are not ready yet, If the tournament held today, They will be on trouble right now)
    5. Slovenia (Also have chance to make F4, As long how Doncic will bring to them)
    6. Nigeria (with the way how they beat USA, they have a shot to win a medal)
    7. Argentina (Also a contender team, They can beat any teams)
    8. Czech Republic (How will Satoranski will bring to his team?)
    9. Italy (Will Gallinari and Bellineli play?)
    10. Germany (Is Shroder and Theis will play?)
    11. Japan (Best Asian team if they are all healthy and complete)
    12. Iran (They just happy to be there already, maybe will use as tune up games for upcoming FIBA Asia cup next month)
    Not sure about Theis but Germany was better without Schroeder because they adopted a more team-oriented defensive playstyle. Kung nandyan si Schroeder malamang mag-hero ball lang yan when the game is on the line.

    Would Iran use this as the last Olympics for the Big 3 of their Golden Generation (Haddadi, Bahrami, and Kamrani)?

    Anyone but the US winning the gold is good enough for me, just to show the world that while talent alone can win games, it is teamwork, chemistry, and a good system that wins championship trophies and medals.
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    Not sure why all on here got salty when the Serbian coach said Gilas lacked any real quality. I mean isn't that glaringly obvious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by judasmartel View Post
    Not sure about Theis but Germany was better without Schroeder because they adopted a more team-oriented defensive playstyle. Kung nandyan si Schroeder malamang mag-hero ball lang yan when the game is on the line.

    Would Iran use this as the last Olympics for the Big 3 of their Golden Generation (Haddadi, Bahrami, and Kamrani)?

    Anyone but the US winning the gold is good enough for me, just to show the world that while talent alone can win games, it is teamwork, chemistry, and a good system that wins championship trophies and medals.
    Kamrani already retired in Iran since 2017.. Only Bahrami and Haddadi stayed.. They can retire after this Olympics, But they can follow Pau Gasol and Luis Scola that even at age of 40, They still playing on high level.. I would love to see Kai Sotto vs Haddadi in a FIBA sanctioned game before the latter retires.. Or Dwight Ramos vs Bahrami.. Ramos - Sotto is our Haddadi - Bahrami version combo, Only needed is a Kamrani type of PG for Gilas.. Spain will be favorites, they are WC champions plus they have Pau Gasol for some veteran leadership.. But when i see Australia, This team is also have a chance to win.. They are ripe and hungry for quest for a Gold, They know this is their best chance to win the Gold medal, all of their NBAers are in their prime already and add young prospects who will pass the torch someday.. As for France, I think their really target is the 2024 Paris Olympics that they will host... That is the best time to win a Gold for France...

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    kinda weird seeing team USA losing two in a row in friendlies, i know its just a exhibition game but, a team composed of a former NBA MVP in Duran and multiple time all nba-er in Lillard plus all defensive team awardees Adebayo and Green shouldn't lose (on paper)
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoJ View Post
    kinda weird seeing team USA losing two in a row in friendlies, i know its just a exhibition game but, a team composed of a former NBA MVP in Duran and multiple time all nba-er in Lillard plus all defensive team awardees Adebayo and Green shouldn't lose (in paper)
    They are the best players in the planet but their team is not the best ever.. this team will be lucky if they get atleast bronze medal

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    In the last few mins of the game, you could tell the ball movement wasnt there with US while AUS was playing like a team...cutting, passing, rotating the ball etc. AUS was playing good good basketball and US looked like it's their first time playing on court and like they are used to playing in the streets or something. That's how terrible US was in that game. At least that's what I saw in the last few mins of the game.
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    Ayaw niyo nun best team papadala nila sa Pinas
    To becomes Asia's Best, we need to compete against the World's Best..

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    Quote Originally Posted by reamily View Post
    Ayaw niyo nun best team papadala nila sa Pinas
    yeah, i hope they create a redeem team v2 for 2023 and not send b stars to compete
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    Team USA's roster composition and play is what not to do in International play:

    No wing defenders, no true big men, no playmakers, a bunch of one-on-one hero ball guys, foul seekers and guys who hide on defense.

    Team Usa's advantage was all 5 starters can play intense defense and overwhelm you with athleticism. The 12 man roster gave depth to have intense full court press that led to easy transition points. This current squad is 04 bronze like.

    Historically Team USA who medaled gold always destroys during exhibitions.

    Pop getting exposed like PBA coaches lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by anon9000 View Post
    Team USA's roster composition and play is what not to do in International play:

    No wing defenders, no true big men, no playmakers, a bunch of one-on-one hero ball guys, foul seekers and guys who hide on defense.

    Team Usa's advantage was all 5 starters can play intense defense and overwhelm you with athleticism. The 12 man roster gave depth to have intense full court press that led to easy transition points. This current squad is 04 bronze like.

    Historically Team USA who medaled gold always destroys during exhibitions.

    Pop getting exposed like PBA coaches lol
    Yes. I dont understand their lineup. I thought they learned from lessons in the past. They cant win without good big defensive centers. Undersized 6'8 centers dont succeed internationally.

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