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    Sports Illustrated's Alexander Wolf came up with his All Tournament Team All Breakout Team and finally the All Disappointment Team
    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200...cap/index.html

    So who are your picks?

    All Tournament:

    Centre:
    Forward:
    Forward:
    Guard:
    Guard:

    All Non USA:

    Centre:
    Forward:
    Forward:
    Guard:
    Guard:


    All Breakout:

    Centre:
    Forward:
    Forward:
    Guard:
    Guard:


    All Disappointment:

    Centre:
    Forward:
    Forward:
    Guard:
    Guard:


    Here's my selection:

    All Tournament:

    Centre: Pau Gasol
    Forward: Luis Scola
    Forward: LeBron James
    Guard: Dwayne Wade
    Guard: Rudy Fernandez

    All Non USA:

    Centre: Pau Gasol
    Forward: Luis Scola
    Guard: Rudy Fernandez
    Guard: Manu Ginobilli
    Guard: Sarunas Jasekevicius


    All Breakout:

    Centre: Hamed Ehadadi
    Centre: Marc Gasol
    Guard: Brad Newley
    Guard: Patty Mills
    Guard: Ricky Rubio


    All Disappointment:

    Centre: Andrew Bogut (sooooooooooooo inconsistent)
    Centre: Chris Kaman (10ppg & 6rpg ... ain't good enough)
    Forward: Yi Jianlian (where's the support for Yao? ..@ 9ppg & 7.5 rpg )
    Guard: Kobe Bryant (he could have done more ... they say he's the best player in the world, fair enough ... but you'd expect him to be the team's MVP not D-Wade..)
    Guard: Wei Liu (8.5ppg, 3.8rpg & 1.7apg ... he's a quality player in Asian basketball and that ain't quality numbers especially on home turf)
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    All Tournament 1st:

    Centre: Chris Bosh
    Forward: Felipe Reyes
    Forward: Carlos Delfino
    Guard: Dwayne Wade
    Guard: Patrick Mills

    All Tournament 2nd:

    Centre: Ioannis Boroussis
    Forward: Luis Scola
    Forward: Carlos Jimenez
    Guard: Simas Jasaitis
    Guard: Manu Ginobili
    "It's not about four guys working to get one player open and give the ball to him."- Ettore Messina

    Sanchez, Ginobili, Basile, Kukoc, Sabonis

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    All Tournament:

    Center: Yao Ming (no question)
    Forward: Luis Scola (no question)
    Forward: LeBron James (an athletic player who played good team ball)
    Guard: Sarunas Jasikevicius (always a lock)
    Guard: JR Holden (overlooked by many people because of his disappointing team)

    All Non USA:

    Centre: Yao Ming
    Forward: Luis Scola
    Forward: Brad Newley (come on, he made a major impact)
    Guard: Sarunas Jasikevicius
    Guard: JR Holden


    All Breakout:
    Center: Hamed Ehadadi (at worst, he could be a solid center in the NBA or EL)
    Forward: Brad Newley (come on, he's good)
    Forward: ??
    Guard: Rudy Fernandez (I'd never seen him play before, so he's new to me!!)
    Guard: Patrick Mills (I don't think he was as brilliant as some people say, but he's good)


    All Disappointment:

    Center: Andrew Bogut (he doesn't deserve all the blame, but I've seen him play much better)
    Forward: Greek forwards (we expected more)
    Forward: Russian forwards (we expected more)
    Guard: Pablo Prigioni (it's hard to live up to Pepe Sanchez)
    Guard: Hamed Afagh (he's so fun to watch, I expected more)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saskibaloia
    All Disappointment:
    Guard: Kobe Bryant (he could have done more ... they say he's the best player in the world, fair enough ... but you'd expect him to be the team's MVP not D-Wade..)
    Overall, I like your list (too tired to make my own), however I have to disagree with you on Kobe. I thought he did a good job (and trust me, I'm not a fan). He wasn't brought in for scoring, he was brought in for D, which he did a good job of. He was also very clutch in the championship game.

    Well, to each their own...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanMajerle
    All Tournament 1st:

    Centre: Chris Bosh
    Forward: Felipe Reyes
    Forward: Carlos Delfino
    Guard: Dwayne Wade
    Guard: Patrick Mills

    All Tournament 2nd:

    Centre: Ioannis Boroussis
    Forward: Luis Scola
    Forward: Carlos Jimenez
    Guard: Simas Jasaitis
    Guard: Manu Ginobili
    Are you kidding me>?

    Felip reyes betterthan scola?
    IF spain had scola they would have won gold.

    Yao ming is not even mentioned? ---
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darthkiller
    Are you kidding me>?

    Felip reyes betterthan scola?
    IF spain had scola they would have won gold.

    Yao ming is not even mentioned? ---
    Wow, again someone is quick with such a big word. What is wrong with you people? He made an all-tournament-selection. Or is it the good old clichees?

    Everything's subjective. I like that team, Reyes was excellent, arguably the best Spanish player if you take all the games together. Scola was excellent too. Bosh was extremely effective. I wouldn't haven chosen Bouroussis, but he played well.

    Quote Originally Posted by Czarkazem13
    He [Kobe] wasn't brought in for scoring, [...]
    Someone should have told him that.

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    Kobe was all-disappointment in the group stages but played better in the knockout rounds. Here is the correct all-disappointment team

    Calderon
    Ukic
    Gomes
    Dirk
    Yi

    Honorable mention to Oberto, who was non-existent in the big games against Greece and the US.

    All-Breakout:

    Bourousis
    Wade (hey, coming off some major injuries...)
    Rudy!
    Ricky!
    Millsy!
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    Most ppl get childish when they lose.
    Quote Originally Posted by GuTO
    refs in games of Spain walks with literally poop in his pants afraid of the Spanish players

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    All tournament

    Pau Gasol
    Luis Scola
    Lebron James
    Manu Ginobili
    Dwayne Wade

    All Breakout

    H.Ehadadi
    Linas Kleiza
    Fangyu Zhu
    Patrick Mills
    JR Holden

    All dissapointment

    Dimitris Diamantidis
    Olimpio Cipriano
    Theodoros Papaloukas
    Robert Garret
    Sofoklis Schortsianitis

    MVP: Dwayne Wade

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain CAAAVEMAAAAANNN!!
    All dissapointment

    Sofoklis Schortsianitis
    I should have placed him on my list.
    "No hay poder en el mundo que pueda cambiar el destino"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain CAAAVEMAAAAANNN!!
    All dissapointment
    Olimpio Cipriano
    Cipriano was definetely disappointing. I assume that he must have been injured, because he only played a total of 53 minutes in 5 games. He played 32 minutes against Germany in his first game. Perhaps he was injured then. But you're right, Cap'n. He normally should be one of the top players in any tournament.
    "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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    Quote Originally Posted by Saskibaloia
    I should have placed him on my list.
    If you had followed his "progress" and games during the season, you wouldn't have. He played as expected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mvblair
    Cipriano was definetely disappointing. I assume that he must have been injured, because he only played a total of 53 minutes in 5 games. He played 32 minutes against Germany in his first game. Perhaps he was injured then. But you're right, Cap'n. He normally should be one of the top players in any tournament.
    He didn't play at least last two games of the tourney
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    Quote Originally Posted by KWSN-Men
    If you had followed his "progress" and games during the season, you wouldn't have. He played as expected.
    You might be right, but a lot of people (like me) keep hoping and hoping and hoping that Sofo improves. We think about 5 or 6 years ago when the press was calling him the Second Coming of Bill Russel, and now...well, you know.
    Quote Originally Posted by damelo
    He didn't play at least last two games of the tourney
    So he was injured, right?
    "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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    All Tournament:
    Centre: Pau Gasol
    Forward: Luis Scola
    Forward: Rudy Fernandez
    Guard: Dwyane Wade
    Guard: Kobe Bryant

    All Non USA:
    Centre: Pau Gasol
    Forward: Zhizhi Wang
    Forward: Rudy Fernandez
    Guard: Manu Ginobili
    Guard: Ricky Rubio


    All Breakout:
    Centre: Hamed Ehadadi
    Forward: Linas Kleiza
    Forward: Carlos Delfino
    Guard: Zhu Fangyu
    Guard: Ricky Rubio


    All Disappointment:
    Centre: Sofoklis Shortsianitis
    Forward: Sandro Nicevic
    Forward: Carmelo Anthony
    Guard: Liu Wei
    Guard: Vasilis Crapoulis Spanoulis
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    All Tournament:
    Centre: Pau Gasol
    Forward: Luis Scola
    Forward: LeBron James
    Guard: Dwyane Wade
    Guard: Rudy Fenandez

    All Tournament (2nd):
    Centre: Yao Ming
    Forward: Antonis Fotsis
    Forward: Linas Kleiza
    Guard: Manu Ginobili
    Guard: Kobe Bryant

    All Tournament (3nd):
    Centre: Hamed Ehadadi
    Forward: Andres Nocioni
    Forward: Dirk Nowitzki
    Guard: Sarunas Jasikevicius
    Guard: Patrick Mills or Vassilis Spanoulis


    All Breakout:
    Centre: Hamed Ehadadi
    Forward: Linas Kleiza
    Forward: Carlos Morais
    Guard: Patrick Mills
    Guard: Ricky Rubio (Sun Yue)


    All Disappointment:
    Centre: Joaquim Gomes
    Forward: Yi Jianlian
    Forward: Andrei Kirilenko
    Guard: Juan Carlos Navarro
    Guard: Liu Wei

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuart
    All Disappointment:
    Centre: Joaquim Gomes
    Forward: Yi Jianlian
    Forward: Andrei Kirilenko
    Guard: Juan Carlos Navarro
    Guard: Liu Wei
    I wouldn't put Kirilenko as a disappointment in the tournament, he had his usual all-around game helping to score, rebound, assist, make steals and block shots. Even if I feel unconfortable about it, I'd replace him with Nowitzki, his performances were just below what he can do and what he did in previous international tournaments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Lebowski
    All Disappointment:
    Forward: Sandro Nicevic
    To me, Sandro Nicevic played as expected... I mean, what do you expect from a center who's main weapon is a Jump Shot? Nothing...
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    I think I'd take Kobe on any team!!!

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