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Old 08-27-2004, 02:11 PM   #1
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Olympic Basketball & Egomaniacs

ATHENS, Greece — Bronze is the best the American men's basketball team can do, and the reason is simple: They were beaten by a better team, Argentina.

Manu Ginobili scored 29 points to lead his nation to another victory over the country that used to dominate the sport, an 89-81 win in the Olympic semifinals Friday night.
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Old 08-27-2004, 02:13 PM   #2
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Using the term "team" to describe the US players is a bit of stretch...
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Old 08-27-2004, 02:22 PM   #3
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I think the American arrogance is showing, not the athletes but the Americans who won’t believe that other countries can produce basketball teams that can beat our pro players.
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Old 08-27-2004, 02:32 PM   #4
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I think the American arrogance is showing, not the athletes but the Americans who won’t believe that other countries can produce basketball teams that can beat our pro players.


I don't understand the animosity towards the players that chose to represent their country.
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Old 08-27-2004, 02:36 PM   #5
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I don't understand the animosity towards the players that chose to represent their country.

Maybe because the rest of the athletes are staying in dorms and the American bb players are staying in suites on the Queen Elizabeth II...
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Old 08-27-2004, 02:39 PM   #6
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I don't understand the animosity towards the players that chose to represent their country.
I'll offer my personal opinion...

If any American professional sport is the epitome of the athletes that are ego driven, live in excess and are over paid, it is the American pro Basketball player.
I hope they lose everytime they go to the Olympics. I'm glag my kids never looked up to any sports figure and especially the many nut cases in the NBA. Sure, there are good ones as there are in many sports, but in general you have a pack of whackos with too much money, no class and no brains.
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Old 08-27-2004, 02:45 PM   #7
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I'll offer my personal opinion...

If any American professional sport is the epitome of the athletes that are ego driven, live in excess and are over paid, it is the American pro Basketball player.
I hope they lose everytime they go to the Olympics. I'm glag my kids never looked up to any sports figure and especially the many nut cases in the NBA. Sure, there are good ones as there are in many sports, but in general you have a pack of whackos with too much money, no class and no brains.
BUT these particular players still CHOSE to go over and represent their country.

FWIW, I don't think professional athletes are "over paid". You may not value what they do, but obviously someone does. They're not stealing anything from anyone. They offer a product that the general public obviously wants. Attacking the players for living the american dream is nonsense.
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Old 08-27-2004, 02:47 PM   #8
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I'll offer my personal opinion...
I was about to ask you, "Who else's opinion would you offer?" But then I remembered your fondness for the meaty cut and paste.
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Old 08-27-2004, 02:53 PM   #9
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I'll offer my personal opinion...

If any American professional sport is the epitome of the athletes that are ego driven, live in excess and are over paid, it is the American pro Basketball player.

Gotta kinda agree, 'cept I think it is true for players in every pro sport..

I firmly believe that capitalism is so far the best economic system developed in our world. Have'n said that, pro sports points out a real weakness in capitalism; what can happen when greed by people such as players and owners alike goes unchecked.
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ATHENS, Greece — Bronze is the best the American men's basketball team can do, and the reason is simple: They were beaten by a better team, Argentina.

Manu Ginobili scored 29 points to lead his nation to another victory over the country that used to dominate the sport, an 89-81 win in the Olympic semifinals Friday night.

Wasn't a fair game - they were playing 9 against 1.
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Wasn't a fair game - they were playing 9 against 1.
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