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Old 08-10-2008, 08:09 AM   #24
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Default Re: Team USA Basketball

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Originally Posted by Aussie_steeler View Post
The aussies are in the games. We call our team the BOOMERS. ( not in honour of Chris Berman fortunately but the aussie name for a male kangaroo) Our team are perennial 4th to 8th place candidates.

This game highlighted that the USA basketball team lacks cohesion at this stage. From an outsiders perspective this squad is playing as a group of superstars and not as a team.

If they dont find some cohesion they will be seriously pushed by strong national squads like Italy, Spain, Greece and Argentina that are highly polished in playing a team game.

The 19yr point guard Patrick mills (st marys college California) found some very easy lanes in this game. He is a very raw kid who looked pretty good. This is the area where team USA will need to tighten up IMO.
Thank you for an outsiders perspective. It's actually good to know how the international teams feel about us. Unfortunately, our media tends to hype them up, even when they play...questionably.
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