Arenas looking like 3rd addition to Team USA

Arenas looking like 3rd addition to Team USA

Postby JSM on Sat Dec 31, 2005 12:11 am

Kobe, Redd, Arenas...not a bad start to the team.
The Free Lance-Star: GILBERT ARENAS SAYS he’s been contacted by USA basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo about becoming a member of the U.S. national team.

The Washington Wizards point guard said he would accept an invitation to join the squad, which will compete at the world championships in Japan this summer and at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

“I couldn’t keep a smile off my face just to be mentioned,” Arenas told The Free Lance–Star. “Even if they don’t pick me, just to be thought about is a great honor. [Colangelo] asked me for a com mitment, and I have no problem with that.”

Arenas says Colangelo told him a small group of players will be selected in January while the rest of the pool—which is expected to total about 20 players—will be chosen in February.

“I told [Colangelo] like I tell everybody,” Arenas said, “If I’m not playing with you guys in the Olympics, I’m going to be playing basketball on the street anyway.”
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Postby Xepa on Sat Dec 31, 2005 1:36 am

nice addition. I see him abusing other people at PG. He's a clone of Wade, if not better.
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Postby nameant on Sat Dec 31, 2005 1:44 am

:man3: i dont really like this decision. arenas is a gunner. i figured we'd look for more of a traditional PG. like jkidd if he was up to it...or kirk hinrich for sure...chris paul...all better choices IMO.
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Postby LUUUKE on Sat Dec 31, 2005 2:15 am

im sorry people but this team will look better than the one with michael pippen and malone etc

this one will have kobe arenas lebron. man they are going to kill!
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Postby Iceberg Slim on Sat Dec 31, 2005 2:16 am

Arenas has arrived. I've been trying to tell people for about a year now. Everyone thought I was crazy. This dude is bonfide superstar. Yeah, he guns the rock...he can shoot. But he can also penetrate better than 90% of the league. Is he selfish while getting his 28 a game? Hardly. He can dish the rock to whoever needs it and give it to you in the right position. Best combo guard in the L right now? It's arguable. You might put A.I. there. Maybe Wade. Possibly B. Diddy. Wherever he places, it's elite company. Please respect dude's game. He warrants the propers given to him.
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Postby eNlight on Sat Dec 31, 2005 2:24 am

he's going to be lethal for other point guards in the world, he's going to be stronger than the rest of the scrubs. those other guards out there won't know if he's going to shooot or pass the ball. this is great, bron, kobe, arenas, redd, 4 great machines to gun, and just toss in defensive minded machines at pf and c, and we could possibly win gold in 08.
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Postby extreme on Sat Dec 31, 2005 3:01 am

Great addition. Very tough to defend IMO
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Postby The Kobe Era 2K5 on Sat Dec 31, 2005 4:20 am

Yeah, another great addition. Colangelo is making "Dream Team" reloaded version! :man1:
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Postby MarkMadsen on Sat Dec 31, 2005 8:29 am

arenas is a good pick. Hes a good shooter with tremendous range. Plus he can get to the hoop anytime he wishes.
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Postby KB24 on Sat Dec 31, 2005 8:47 am

yup, makes sense. Damn this back-court can already do more than just some damage.
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Postby extreme on Sat Dec 31, 2005 10:20 am

KB8@CL wrote:yup, makes sense. Damn this back-court can already do more than just some damage.

Yes definitly. Arenas, Redd, Kobe :jam2:
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Postby High IQ on Sat Dec 31, 2005 10:25 am

who was 1st choise? or 2nd? I mean except Kobe
please, add Billups, or C-Paul to that team :jam2: :jam2:
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Postby The Kobe Era 2K5 on Sat Dec 31, 2005 10:51 am

High IQ wrote:who was 1st choise? or 2nd? I mean except Kobe
please, add Billups, or C-Paul to that team :jam2: :jam2:

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Postby Camilo on Sat Dec 31, 2005 11:01 am

Arenas YEAAA his like the perfect guy for the Olymipic team :jam2: :jam2:

PG. Arenas
SG.Kobe Bryant/Michael Redd
SF.??
PF.??
C.??
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Postby KB24 on Sat Dec 31, 2005 11:02 am

James gotta be the next :jam2: :jam2: :jam2:
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Postby ballin on Sat Dec 31, 2005 11:07 am

KB8@CL wrote:James gotta be the next :jam2: :jam2: :jam2:


seems like you're rooting for usa more than germany. :man10: all you got is dirk though.
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Postby Camilo on Sat Dec 31, 2005 11:12 am

Let's predict who will be in the Olympic USA team
for me

C.Duncan/Amare/Camby?
PF.Garnett/Bosh?/Howard
SF. James/T-Mac/Marion
SG.Kobe/Redd/Allen
PG.Arenas/Iverson/Wade
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Postby nameant on Sat Dec 31, 2005 11:54 am

Camilo wrote:Let's predict who will be in the Olympic USA team
for me

C.Duncan/Amare/Camby?
PF.Garnett/Bosh?/Howard
SF. James/T-Mac/Marion
SG.Kobe/Redd/Allen
PG.Arenas/Iverson/Wade


for the love of God, Tim Duncan said he isnt doing the olympics anymore. sorry, it's been said like 8948509843954093 times.
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Postby nameant on Sat Dec 31, 2005 11:56 am

LUUUKE wrote:im sorry people but this team will look better than the one with michael pippen and malone etc

this one will have kobe arenas lebron. man they are going to kill!


i'll take that as sarcasm. no doubt this team will be loads better than the last one...but, better than THE dream team? :man10:
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Postby NeoSoul on Sat Dec 31, 2005 12:50 pm

They better come with a traditional PG or else it won't make a difference. The team doesn't need JUST superstars, it needs a mix of superstars and role players. I wouldn't invite Iverson back.

Kidd and Billups at PG is enough. Brand and J. O'Neal, Kobe, Bron, Redd, Ray and RIP: Shooters and slashers and scorers. KG, Amare, and Frye as the Bigs. A good mix.
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Postby NeoSoul on Sat Dec 31, 2005 12:51 pm

LUUUKE wrote:im sorry people but this team will look better than the one with michael pippen and malone etc

this one will have kobe arenas lebron. man they are going to kill!


No team will EVER look better than the OG squad. Never.
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Postby High IQ on Sun Jan 01, 2006 5:36 am

NeoSoul wrote:
LUUUKE wrote:im sorry people but this team will look better than the one with michael pippen and malone etc

this one will have kobe arenas lebron. man they are going to kill!


No team will EVER look better than the OG squad. Never.

to say that this team will be better than "the dream team" is a no-brainer. that was the greatest team IMO. full of HOF's :jam2:
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Postby strikemode14 on Sun Jan 01, 2006 2:12 pm

LUUUKE wrote:im sorry people but this team will look better than the one with michael pippen and malone etc

this one will have kobe arenas lebron. man they are going to kill!


Uh no....This team may be good but, original team will never be topped...Especially since there won't be Duncan or Shaq on the team.
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