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BAMAPHIN 22
01-15-2006, 08:05 PM
The U.S. team led by LeBron James will face Puerto Rico at the world basketball championships in August, providing a chance to avenge its lopsided loss at the Athens Olympics.



The opening game on Aug. 19 in Sapporo, Japan, will be a rematch of a 92-73 loss to Puerto Rico at the 2004 Olympics. That opening-game loss marked only the third Olympic defeat for the Americans and first since adding professional players. The United States finished with a bronze medal at the games.



Sunday's draw put the top-seeded U.S. team in Group D along with Slovenia, Italy, China and Senegal.

"It's a very competitive group," said USA Basketball executive director Jim Tooley. "The Puerto Rican team is familiar with our style of play, we both know each other well and hopefully the result will be better this time." http://msn.foxsports.com/other/story/5249614

Roman529
01-15-2006, 10:32 PM
I still think we should have the team that wins the NCAA basketball tourney represent us at the Olympics and other International sompetitions....we lose to a lot of International teams because we have pro players who don't know how to play with other pro's. It is about TEAM in international competition not show boating.

Alex44
01-15-2006, 10:36 PM
I still think we should have the team that wins the NCAA basketball tourney represent us at the Olympics and other International sompetitions....we lose to a lot of International teams because we have pro players who don't know how to play with other pro's. It is about TEAM in international competition not show boating.


I disagree that it should be the NCAA guys BUT

I think it should be NBA players that can play defense

Ben Wallace, Ron Artest, Dwayne Wade, Shaq

And not guys that do their thing on offense and then walk back on defense

K-train
01-16-2006, 01:10 AM
Espero nuestros juegos del equipo mejor, y jugamos en equipo. Thats la
única manera seremos estos individuos.