Demar, you better bring that champion-inertia to T.Dot
The Baltic Beast is unstoppable!
My general impression of the World Cup is that the rest of the world has taken a step back compared to the talent of the USA, that basketball is not at present a truly global sport, and that FIBA is inept at presenting and promoting it's flagship tournament.
It's not like there were many teams who could match them before. Heck, since that bronze in the 06 FIBAs only Spain has been close. Other teams have been falling behind them steadily since around then. Before Spain, Argentina and Serbia (and Montenegro) were the only teams that really could compete against them, and that's including the weaker early 00s years for the USA.
Anyway, we'll see how some of the younger teams shape up over the next few years. I do think Spain has lost ground, but maybe another team or two can move up.
Do you think that Coach K's couching is over-rated? Like sure he might be 64-1 or whatever, but like if he is given an all-star team every year and the average team they have to play are cmoparable to a team like Boston, is anything else really expected?
In my opinion this season will be great for David Blatt. I had the same opinion before Lebron and K Love joined the Cavs. Just look at this video. How passionate he is.
OFF topic: This is the episode from the famous picture from yesterday as Harden cannot find his man in the D side. https://mtc.cdn.vine.co/r/videos/8BB...ZuxtDBwe74BqTm
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Canada has a history of struggling to qualify at FIBA Americas. The best results were in 1999 and 2001 could be attributed directly to Steve Nash's involvement in the NT.
2013- 6th place
To qualify for the 2016 Olympics, Canada needs to finish in the top two at FIBA Americas next summer. If Canada can get it's best players involved they have a shot at making it to Rio in 2016. As for the next FIBA World Cup, qualifications take place during the NBA season. I don't see how Canada's best will be available to the national team.
A team of Parker, Fournier, Batum, Diaw and Noah with Ajinša, De Colo and Gobert coming out of the bench is a solid NBA team and would have cruised to the finals this year. Watch out for the next 2 years.
Canada Vs USA. Wiggins hits the game winner
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