Ric Bucher Reports from Las Vegas

Ric Bucher Reports from Las Vegas

Postby BDG on Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:43 pm

Bucher was just on ESPNEWS a second ago ... here's a recap:

- Reason USA hasn't won gold since 2000 was because "we took our supremacy for granted." Image of USA Basketball is pretty low right now.

- This new team they have a blend of young players and veteran leaders (Kobe, Kidd, Billups).

- This pre-Olympic qualifying tournament seems to have weak competition for the US.

- The chemistry between Kobe, LeBron & Kidd has everyone talking. This team has a bunch of quality shooters and inside rebounding. There's no question that they've addressed those two issues that were a concern in previous years.

- If you ask everyone on the team, they'll tell you that Kobe is the leader of this squad. Jason Kidd is also a leader on this squad. LeBron is also a presence.

- USA strategy is to overwhelm teams with their athleticism and pressure defense. This new team has added high IQ players (i.e. Kobe, Kidd) that can "make adjustments on the fly" during games.
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Postby Chicano on Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:47 pm

Awesome!!!

Thanks!!

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Postby Ras Algethi on Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:04 pm

Kobe, Kidd, and Lebron are gonna do some serious damage.
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Postby nameant on Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:52 pm

Man I cant wait. :man13: :man13:
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Postby Radner on Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:56 pm

two0one7 wrote:Kobe, Kidd, and Lebron are gonna do some serious damage.


They are going to do damage to the weak teams that don't have their best players..........Argentina, Brazil. :mhihi:
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Postby Weezy on Thu Aug 16, 2007 11:10 pm

nameant wrote:Man I cant wait. :man13: :man13:


I can't either, Kobe, Kidd and LeBron are gonna tear it up. I mean how do you stop a break with Kidd in the middle and Bron and Kobe on either side?
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Postby Paul on Fri Aug 17, 2007 4:10 am

Weezy wrote:
nameant wrote:Man I cant wait. :man13: :man13:

I mean how do you stop a break with Kidd in the middle and Bron and Kobe on either side?

Foul?
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Postby gdchild on Fri Aug 17, 2007 4:27 am

Awesome.

I can't wait.
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Postby ladam24 on Fri Aug 17, 2007 6:28 am

Paul wrote:
Weezy wrote:
nameant wrote:Man I cant wait. :man13: :man13:

I mean how do you stop a break with Kidd in the middle and Bron and Kobe on either side?

Foul?


Yeah but make sure you foul LeBron. :mhihi:
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Postby California Love on Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:31 pm

Thanks! I can't wait! :jam2:
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Postby MadMax on Fri Aug 17, 2007 2:06 pm

Bucher needs a nickname....
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Postby Fly Like A Mosquito Bite on Fri Aug 17, 2007 3:14 pm

MadMax wrote:Bucher needs a nickname....

"Insider"
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Postby Jr. Kobe on Fri Aug 17, 2007 3:37 pm

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Postby Chicano on Fri Aug 17, 2007 9:57 pm

TooSexyForMyShirt wrote:
MadMax wrote:Bucher needs a nickname....

"Insider"


Something with red head?

Speakin' of red heads, Rachel Nichols is HOT!

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