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    Default Barbosa will not play with Brazil National team

    Via HoopsHype.com:

    Leandro Barbosa: "I thank the Brazilian Basketball Confederation, once again, for the confidence and consideration of calling me to play for the Brazilian National Team in the 2011 season. I regret to inform you that due to personal reasons this time I cannot attend this call. There always will be, for me, above all things, pride and honor to wear the Brazilian jersey. Thanks again for the consideration and trust that this institution has placed in me over these 10 years playing for the Brazilian team, and I hope that the CBB can understand."

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    Trust me, it's causing an uproar in Braz'. To go and play with Argentina seems kinda messed up, no?
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    Whatever Brazilian fans he had in Toronto just went up in a puff of smoke..lol.
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    i was going to pump my fist and say "yes, healthy trade bait!" but he's playing for argentina now what?
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    Lol...but I don't think we can make any trades anyhow. This isn't an NBA matter, also.
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    Quote GameBreaker wrote: View Post
    Trust me, it's causing an uproar in Braz'. To go and play with Argentina seems kinda messed up, no?
    Source?

    I am pretty sure once you play for one country in international ball you cannot play for another.

    The reason given was personal reasons not treason.

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    Where does it say he's gonna play for Argentina? I'm confused.

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    don't feel sorry for brazil, have you ever seen their women? don't feel sorry for brazil.
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    Maybe the Argentinian basketball federation gave him a sweetheart deal. But whats the connection? Is it parentage, dual citizenship..?

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    Could someone provide a link saying anything about Barbosa playing for Argentina?

    He is not playing for Brazil due to personal reasons.

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    Quote ceez wrote: View Post
    don't feel sorry for brazil, have you ever seen their women? don't feel sorry for brazil.
    Yes I've seen them on the...um...internet.
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    Where does it say he's playing for Argentina?

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    Lot of reactions. Of course he's not playing for Argentine; no link needed. Even if it was allowed, that could get you killed over there...

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    Something to consider in all this (other international players as well) ...that during the lockout there maybe no insurance for those in the NBA who decide to play for their national teams. Another quirk, apparently the coach of the Brazilian team is an Argentine/ian. Confusion maybe in the story?

    http://www.torontosun.com/sports/bas.../17613251.html

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    Quote Bendit wrote: View Post
    Something to consider in all this (other international players as well) ...that during the lockout there maybe no insurance for those in the NBA who decide to play for their national teams. Another quirk, apparently the coach of the Brazilian team is an Argentine/ian. Confusion maybe in the story?

    http://www.torontosun.com/sports/bas.../17613251.html
    That could be it or people might be remembering the title of a previous thread (that was subsequently changed) that made it sound like Barbosa was playing for Argentina.... which he is not as there is no information out there to the contrary.

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    The Olympic qualifier games are in Argentina...so technically Barbosa was going to be playing IN Argentina not for Argentina...that would be considered treason in South America.

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    Quote Raptoronto wrote: View Post
    The Olympic qualifier games are in Argentina...so technically Barbosa was going to be playing IN Argentina not for Argentina...that would be considered treason in South America.
    Yes, that was the gist of the confusion of previous thread. Thank you for that.

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    Quote Raptoronto wrote: View Post
    The Olympic qualifier games are in Argentina...so technically Barbosa was going to be playing IN Argentina not for Argentina...that would be considered treason in South America.
    Are u saying that the Brazilian coach (who is Argentine) will have to wear a helmet on the sidelines.

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