Artest Criticizes USA Basketball

Postby LO7cK35 on Sun Sep 10, 2006 7:12 pm

Nissan Motorsports wrote:
crispy wrote:
Nissan Motorsports wrote:
crispy wrote:i think the team we have now is good. we have a good mixture of offense and defense

Defense :man10:

wade, lebron, brand, howard, paul, hinrich, battier


Greece had a lay up drill against team USA defense. Since when does Wade and Lebron play any defense? How many defensive team has Lebron and wade been on ? 0

despite what most people here think wade and bron play D. lebron while not yet a stopper or anything like that its not like he is slacking really. wade is even better. you dont have to be ion a defensive team to know how to play D. there are only a couple of spots. but i assure you they will still get there in they're careers
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Postby no_dont on Sun Sep 10, 2006 7:18 pm

lo 4 ron
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Postby bobyahead on Sun Sep 10, 2006 9:49 pm

another example of people getting SPEED mixed up with DEFENSE.

wade and lebron are bad on defense, and i dont think thats a reach.

the only two players on that team with solid D was brand and battier, and they got to play like two minutes

coach K is too worried about pleasing david stearn and not pleasing the pride of the usa.

i want to see players from all over the states... from the ghetto, from the burbs, from private schools, from public schools. thats what the USA is all about. no faking it for the world.


a balance of offense and defense.

the current team failed twice. and the first time it failed, the only high light of it was odom being the best player on that team. wade's dunks are nice to look at, but that doesn't mean he has to be on the team. his carries , travels, charges, and phantom fouls dont go in fiba. if that was the case, i want to see marbury, flip murray and nate robinson on the team too. *sarcasm

whats the beef with being scared to show the rough side of the USA.

ohhhh i get it... its

team hollywood, usa. i want to see artest out there.


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Postby KB24 on Sun Sep 10, 2006 10:52 pm

he is right. he belongs on that team.

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Postby ladam24 on Sun Sep 10, 2006 11:28 pm

KB8@CL wrote:he is right. he belongs on that team.
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Postby Kept on Mon Sep 11, 2006 8:59 am

Could've used him, desperately. Great player. Better than half of the starters for Team USA.
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Postby FabFourLakers on Thu Sep 14, 2006 9:55 am

guys like iverson, kobe and artest ought to be on the team....i mean unless USA is content with winning bronze medals every least artest plays both ends of the floor
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Postby Maverick on Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:00 pm

NUMBER 8 wrote:a complete nutcase representing the USA??? Hmm wonder why he didnt get a invite?

we have a complete nutcase running the government....whats your point?
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Postby jimbo327 on Fri Sep 29, 2006 1:34 pm

Artest should definitely be on the team. But honestly, we just didn't have the dead eye shooting guards on this team. And our inside presense is weak with no true center. You look at all the great teams in the past, and they were loaded with true centers and shooting guards. You beat the internationals at their own game. That is the international game. Stock the team with huge ogres down low and have tons of shooters. Play zone, and make your shoot to win.
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