Kobe headlines 17 players expected for USA hoops minicamp

Postby kroublees on Tue Jul 17, 2007 8:13 pm

KB+KG=DOMINATION wrote:
JoPNBA wrote:
KB+KG=DOMINATION wrote:
darkice18 wrote:MY STARTING 5:

PG:Jason Kidd
SG:Kobe Bryant
SF:Lebron James
PF:Amare Stoudimire
C: Dwight Howard


UNSTOPPABLE!!!!! :jam2:

who can stop us?


looks good to me though i might want chris paul or chauncey billups over j-kidd


Why? Kidd plays All-NBA defense and the better playmaker


chris paul plays great defense but is quicker and chauncey is just as good a defender but is a much better shooter with obviously not as good playmaking.
euro ball is more focused on shooting so...
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Postby gdchild on Tue Jul 17, 2007 10:08 pm

Go Kobe, Go Team USA. :jam2:
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Postby The Maverick on Tue Jul 17, 2007 10:11 pm

I wanted to see Wade and Kobe playing together. :man5:
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Postby JuanoLAL on Wed Jul 18, 2007 12:08 am

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Postby L4L on Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:14 am

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L4L wrote:I don't think Kobe is going to receive a significant amount of minutes.


You kidding? We lost last year b/c KOBE didn't play. HE WILL PLAY ALOT OF MINUTES


They're not going to overplay any player. They can't give them NBA type minutes because it will wear down people before the season, and the last thing they want is an injury.
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Postby hoopschick03 on Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:15 am

L4L wrote:
Showtime is Magic wrote:
L4L wrote:I don't think Kobe is going to receive a significant amount of minutes.


You kidding? We lost last year b/c KOBE didn't play. HE WILL PLAY ALOT OF MINUTES


They're not going to overplay any player. They can't give them NBA type minutes because it will wear down people before the season, and the last thing they want is an injury.


Injuries can happen whether you play 35 minutes or 5 minutes.

And considering the load Kobe carries on a nightly basis dragging the bums, he can play 40 minutes for Team USA and hardly break a sweat.
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Postby JfortheW on Wed Jul 18, 2007 12:57 pm

kroublees wrote:
KB+KG=DOMINATION wrote:
JoPNBA wrote:
KB+KG=DOMINATION wrote:
darkice18 wrote:MY STARTING 5:

PG:Jason Kidd
SG:Kobe Bryant
SF:Lebron James
PF:Amare Stoudimire
C: Dwight Howard


UNSTOPPABLE!!!!! :jam2:

who can stop us?


looks good to me though i might want chris paul or chauncey billups over j-kidd


Why? Kidd plays All-NBA defense and the better playmaker


chris paul plays great defense but is quicker and chauncey is just as good a defender but is a much better shooter with obviously not as good playmaking.
euro ball is more focused on shooting so...


Didn't see the last USA campaign in quest for the gold, but from what I gathered from articles and highlights, it seemed better team play defeated the U.S. perchant for dominating one on five play- which ultimately spelled poor shooting against supperior euro-shooters.

To defeat the caught up international, they're going to have to beat them at their own game, this isn't the NBA standard of inside, out physical play- but a standard that suggests finesse game with altered 3pt line in distance and wider key.

The USA team is a formidable force, yes. I just hope the chemistry of team effort is better than years past. IF they do play well together, good heavens that team will give a black eye to everyone in their way. :jam2:

GO RED, WHITE, BLUE! :patriot:
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Postby Runway on Thu Jul 19, 2007 12:35 am

I'm really thinking that Kobe will average like 4-5 Three's a game, he's deadly from that area especially because the three point line is nearer than in the nba
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Postby LaLaKeRz4LiFe on Thu Jul 19, 2007 2:33 am

KB+KG=DOMINATION wrote:
darkice18 wrote:MY STARTING 5:

PG:Jason Kidd
SG:Kobe Bryant
SF:Lebron James
PF:Amare Stoudimire
C: Dwight Howard


UNSTOPPABLE!!!!! :jam2:

who can stop us?


looks good to me though i might want chris paul or chauncey billups over j-kidd anf probably chris bosh over amare.
Start Carmelo over LeBron, Melo, teared it UP last year...
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