Beantown
Years ago

Funny Olympics: Boomers vs USA thread

Couldn't find a game thread yet, so here it is.

Anyone who finds an online thread, please post it here.

Lets go Boomers!

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gav  
Years ago

www.channelseven_will_fark_us_again.com.au

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Black Dracula  
Years ago

Second.

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Dana  
Years ago

Stooge TV has game up and running

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skud  
Years ago

Seven is showing the end of the womans Softball, which is fair enough but the friggin girls wont fkin hit the bloody ball and end the game already!!!

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Isaac  
Years ago

Live stream - second one down. Live stats

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Anonymous  
Years ago

14 - 5 down
http://www.mundocramex.blogspot.com/

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Beantown  
Years ago

I have a decent feed here - full screenable too!

http://www.mundocramex.blogspot.com/

US out strong early

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DJ  
Years ago

http://www.mundocramex.blogspot.com/

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Black Dracula  
Years ago

Don't be too hard on Channel 7, at least this softball game is to determine the medal match...hopefully they go live afterwards.

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Ms Anonymous  
Years ago

Just tried your link Isaac and my antivirus popped up with a virus. Be careful.

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LC  
Years ago

gotta make the easy inside hoops boys!!!!!!

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LC  
Years ago

We are playing great! Gotta make the easy iniside shots..Barlow, Ando etc

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Black Dracula  
Years ago

Hmm...I'm watching that and I wasn't warned. Using Firefox though...

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hereschenes  
Years ago

Coach K: "Stop being stupid, you are making dumb plays." Nice...

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MW  
Years ago

wont see this game until after midnight... cant wait to see the reaction tomorrow

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Isaac  
Years ago

Still Ch 7 persists with softball and ads.

US: 3/8 FT.

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Isaac  
Years ago

Argentina vs Greece is on SBS from 12:15 tonight. Should be a great game.

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TR  
Years ago

Why is Sav even in against these guys.....

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hereschenes  
Years ago

Still, can't really blame channel 7 for this one. They wouldn't have forseen so many extra innings, and they can't really leave a semi-final game.

I never thought I'd think good thoughts about Anstey, but just for tonight... he's the man! :)

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hereschenes  
Years ago

TR - 2 fouls on Barlow, Bogut, Nielsen - they need Sav to use up some minutes.

Awesome move by Mills!

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Black Dracula  
Years ago

Patty Mills! that was sweet. Although the commentators have a point, everything he does is full throttle, he needs to slow it down.

USA 25-24 at the first break.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

end first quarter 25 -24 down.
Go AUSSIES

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TR  
Years ago

Sweet move by Mills on CP3... We really need to hit our charity shots. Could be the difference.

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Johnny Sack  
Years ago

Gotta love the pressure they are putting on the USA... if they can stay with them til the half they might start to crack... These guys have unbeleivable pressure on them - and they are pretty young on the main... GO BOOMERS!!!!!!!

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cLaRkY  
Years ago

Even though i want the Boomers on TV.....
This softball game has been pretty epic!!!

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smoovy  
Years ago

The softball is actually over, we lost. Channel 7 are showing it in delay.

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LC  
Years ago

Need to hit our easy layups - we could be up by 8!

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Fezlington  
Years ago

Fricken softball......serious channel 7......you are a disgrace

Patty Mills ......u are a star son

This Olympics will get him a gig in the NBA for sure

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twenty four  
Years ago

Gotta finish in the paint!!!

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Beantown  
Years ago

Good 1st qtr guys. LOL for US free throw shooting... how do they miss so many?!?!

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LC  
Years ago

Say-ville

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Black Dracula  
Years ago

Go Mills!

Dude is a gun.

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hereschenes  
Years ago

If I was Coach K, I'd be benching D-Wil for a while. He's a liability!

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LC  
Years ago

Gotta rebound boys!

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hereschenes  
Years ago

Lol @ Say-ville

Need to get Bogut involved.

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rotate on this  
Years ago

CJ is a bum , absolute bum .

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Black Dracula  
Years ago

USA gunning it now with quick fast breaks, Australia turned it over a couple of more times.

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LC  
Years ago

A few quick TO's and the USA score on the break - they now lead by 7.
Mills has been great. Anstey needs to come back on he was playing great in 1st quarter.

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twenty four  
Years ago

Calm down the 7 hate! The softball has gone 5 extra innings, there is no way you can leave a game like that....

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Gotta Rebound

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hereschenes  
Years ago

FT% a liability.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

woohoo channel 7 has come to the party!

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LC  
Years ago

now on channel 7

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Ms Anonymous  
Years ago

on tv now, in sync with the stream, gonna go watch it on the big screen

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DB5  
Years ago

IT'S ON 7 LIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Libertine  
Years ago

FUCK YOU CHANNEL 7.
After showing a softball loss on delay, they cut to the ball during the second quarter, instead of showing it from the start.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

do you believe channel 7 they bring it on live at the 2nd quarter????

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Isaac  
Years ago

Would like to see Worthington punch LeBron in the face. And hurt his fist. ;)

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hereschenes  
Years ago

"Worthington adds no value to the Australian team"

HAHAHAHAH!!!

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Black Dracula  
Years ago

ahahahah!

"Worthington is a guy that has no value to the Australian team, except maybe to get one of the American players thrown out"

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hereschenes  
Years ago

REminds me of that "Worthington has NO GAME" thread

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cLaRkY  
Years ago

Wouldn't mind seeing ANYONE punch Lebron in the face...

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Isaac  
Years ago

Dracula - who said that? Gaze?

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Black Dracula  
Years ago

Nah, one of the yank commentators on the stream.

It's on Ch 7 now.

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Isaac  
Years ago

Andersen should've made that. Crap.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

FINISH OFF BOOMERS!!!

PATHETIC WORK AROUND THE RING

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Black Dracula  
Years ago

"REminds me of that "Worthington has NO GAME" thread"

Started by yours truly after the Sixers whooped them last season =D

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hereschenes  
Years ago

Finish it Andersen! Ayayayy.

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Beantown  
Years ago

Andersen has been jumping at shadows too much tonight. He has missed several bunnies under the basket just cause he is paranoid about getting blocked. Needs to just take the shot, if it gets blocked, big deal.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

what a three by newley!

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Isaac  
Years ago

Wonder what Houston are thinking of Newley getting to the basket a couple of times against this all-star opposition/.

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hereschenes  
Years ago

Getting pillaged on the boards, 29-14. If we can bring that back to parity, there's not much in it.

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Isaac  
Years ago

Dagger on the buzzer. :(

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DB5  
Years ago

I hate Worthington. 5 point swing on the buzzer.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

get worthington off! horrible shot to end the quarter, then crap D letting him shoot an open three on the buzzer

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LC  
Years ago

Arghhhh! Aussies playing well but need to box out on the defensive end, hit their open layups. Apart from that they are playing really well. Really taking it to the USA.

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SteveS  
Years ago

I'm calling game over after that buzzer effort from the US.

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hereschenes  
Years ago

I now agree... Worthington adds NO value to this Australian team... :s

Ah well, still in it.

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hereschenes  
Years ago

Don't forget to call 1-800-PETMEDS everyone.

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hurley  
Years ago

i think we ould play so much better then we just did which is really encouraging. we need to tidy up this rebounding thing. if we can keep it around this margin til the 4th, anything can happen.

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rotate on this  
Years ago

Stupid decisions in the last 3 minutes .
Anstey trying to hit mills backdoor with bosh and co right there .
Mills long 3 not needed .
Anstey fade away 3 , bad news .
And we should never allow them another chance to score , mills to penetrate with a couple to go , worst case scenario is no score , now we give them a 3 , momentum and a 12 point lead .

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rotate on this  
Years ago

On a positive tip , great effort so far to be so competitive . Newley is looking very good , super composed .

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hereschenes  
Years ago

LOL! Did you see that US softball slugger? Good grief...

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me, myself and I  
Years ago

things boomers really need to do:

1) FINISH OFF - to many lay ups that should have been an easy two.
2) RUN BACK - IF you miss your layup, dont have a cry about it, get your ass back and dont let them get a huge dunk with mills the only one back.
3) BOX OUT - way too many easy boards, that are just getting put back with a dunk.
4) Anstey - if your open, shoot the three, we know you can make it, so just do it already.

Good Signs:
1) Mills, you gun. showing some great stuff and potential, really running the point well.
2) Newley - having his way with the defence, getting to the ring quite easily, now if only he and everyone else can finish the f***** play.
3) Overall game speed - we are controlling the game speed quite alot, slowing it down, which is better for us, just we are being let down by some stupid passes and giving them 5-7 point runs, we cant afford that.

So far, both good and bad signs, at this rate if they can fix a few things, it will be within ten at 3/4 time. if we dont do these, well 5th is good isnt it?

Me, Myself and I

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SteveS  
Years ago

Refs clearly calling in favour of the US as well?

Agenda driven anyone>

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hurley  
Years ago

i think we could pick it up, i still think theres promising signs, there lead is really in off rebounds... you'd think with 4 seven footers that could be addressed?

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LC  
Years ago

Anstey was awesome in 1st quarter. Barlow solid. Bogut OK, Neilson OK, CJ solid, Newley awesome. Say-ville was even OK to my surprise. Ando playing well but needs to finish-here has let us down in that area.
Mills awesome except right near the end of half. Would like to see Redhage injected in third to rack up a few hard fouls on Lebron and Melo.

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Beantown  
Years ago

Yeah, agreed, we needed to hold the ball for the final shot and get a good one. Aside from a stretch in the 2nd where we got suckered into run and gun, our guys are doing a good job of not playing too fast. Need more of that.

When they get out on the break, reminds me of Lakers blowing Celts off the floor early on in the '84 Finals with showtime... just needed a McHale clothesline. Worthington your mission is clear!

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Johnny Sack  
Years ago

How does Japan play in the bronze medal game and then move on to the gold medal game against the USA - sorry, but on the face of it it's pretty silly...

I'd be ####ed were it not for the internet... Once again - ask the question... does channel AFL have an agenda???

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hereschenes  
Years ago

Good to see Channel 7 back for the 2nd half action. Oh wait, they're not.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Back for the 3rd on the live stream

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Isaac  
Years ago

Game's started again and Ch 7 showing running heats (with no Australians). Switch across you bastards!

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Isaac  
Years ago

We're back. They must have some McAvaney-quota they have to fulfill.

Down 19 all of a sudden!

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hereschenes  
Years ago

How was that LeBron "save" not a backcourt violation?

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cLaRkY  
Years ago

gotta love missing the first 2 mins of the second half from 7's coverage

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DB5  
Years ago

We really need to box out their guards. Number 10 has 5 rebounds (4 offensive), number 9 has 6 rebounds, and number 7 has 7 rebounds.



Sorry about the numbers, I am taking the Boomer tactic onboard.

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Johnny Sack  
Years ago

FFS for all the legit size we have on this team we can't rebound for ####.

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Isaac  
Years ago

Just let Kidd run end to end. Terrible defense.

Nielsen with a turnaround J and they had four guys in the paint for the rebound to our zero. Wasteful.

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hereschenes  
Years ago

Vintage Kobe... this game is over. :-(

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Black Dracula  
Years ago

HAH!

Anstey big rejection on Howard...take that.

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cLaRkY  
Years ago

Anstey with a block on the 'Beast of the East'

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DB5  
Years ago

Anstey you ASS!!!!

As if you didn't swing that pass to CJ open in the corner..AAArgggghh.

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Isaac  
Years ago

Anstey gets the block at one end and then airballs a three at the other end.

14-0 run by the US.

Bogut on the bench resting his ankle - shoe off?

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Beantown  
Years ago

Getting blown out now. Not playing smart ball this quarter. Movement has stopped.

Loved Matty Nielsen though - borrowing the patented Paul Pierce step back and draw the foul on the jumper.

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Black Dracula  
Years ago

23 points...sigh. Come on lads, make it respectable.

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SteveS  
Years ago

Foul wtf?

The shit is rigged!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Biased F*&*ing Ref's

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Isaac  
Years ago

Dittmar comments that Mills has fallen out of the game a bit. Mills responds with a three.

Gaze not impressed with a foul called on Anstey.

LeBron glares at various Boomers who avoid eye contact. Misses a free throw - har har.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Gotta love the effort by Worthington

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hereschenes  
Years ago

Yeah - channel 7 is in front of the stream! Must be the apocalypse.

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cLaRkY  
Years ago

TIP JAM by Worthington!!!

about the only useful thing Worthington has ever done in his career though....

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Isaac  
Years ago

Worthington with an awkward put-back dunk, but it's effective nonetheless.

Even with CJ and Mills on together, they really don't get a whole lot of open looks from outside?

Could LeBron be less likeable as a person? No one else on that team bar maybe Melo seems like such a tool on court.

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DB5  
Years ago

We have come out very timid this quarter. Come on lads.

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cLaRkY  
Years ago

Worthington to the bench....PLEASE!!!

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skud  
Years ago

lol in the mix of an older thread...WHERE Are you now BOGUT lovers, the guys done nothing again, big game, the "big player" cant stand up, while mills just keeps showing him up.

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SteveS  
Years ago

Need a corruption hearing for these refs..

Check their Centrebet accounts :)

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skud  
Years ago

Now I dont like Anstey, but did he piss these refs of somewhere, every rebound hes going up for against the us, hes getting foul calls from everywhere...most of them are SURELY both players, thats 8 points i could count on shit calls against him sofar.

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Isaac  
Years ago

Bogut's resting his ankle I think - rolled it a bit going for a rebound. Fairly good excuse for these last few minutes.

About time Andersen got back in.

Mills and Newley still the bright lights for Australia.

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me  
Years ago

mills and worthington will get nba offers after this

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Isaac  
Years ago

Did Wade hit Saville in a bit of an unsportsmanlike fashion? (That aside, I swear it's almost Boomers tradition now to talk shit to the US players to keep that "don't back down" reputation.)

Mills yet again. So impressive. (Oops, blocked by Bosh.)

Doubt Worthington would get an NBA chance, but maybe opportunities in Europe? Mills though and perhaps Newley will be reconsidered after this.

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me  
Years ago

heheh commentators mustve read my post..."mills to the nba"

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skud  
Years ago

Uhh great steal by Mills to run the floor for the 2, but our guys left 2 of them back for a massive alley oop, shoulda hung back on the D

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DB5  
Years ago

TR, are you still around?

Saville is having a blinder!

OMFG.

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Black Dracula  
Years ago

Mills is fantastic...just needs a reliable jump shot and a bit of restraint and he's an NBA starting point guard for mine.

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Dana  
Years ago

Anstey sticks his bum out in NBL and it's a pain to see him get away with it. At least these refs are calling him on it.

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Johnny Sack  
Years ago

Good to see the Boomers not defering to team USA just because they are team USA... That's why I was happy with Saville on the team - he's got that mongrel in him!!!

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boomerette  
Years ago

Did I read Sav's lips correctly? "How do you like that, bitch?" In Wade's face after the 3 pointer and foul...HAHAHAHAHAH

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rotate on this  
Years ago

Le Brons all round demeanour drives me to despair . What a cock smoker .

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Welcome to The Paddy Mills Show

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skud  
Years ago

"Bogut's resting his ankle I think"

Fair call, but where was he that first half, these are the guys that he plays day in day out and Mills is our highest scorer.

Agree with what you said Dracula, but Mills is only 19 or 20 right, plenty of time for him to sort his shit, no reason he cant be a big name in a few yeras.

Worst thing watching this game, we're not rebounding for shit, they have 4 guys under the ring we are all outside the 3 point line.

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DB5  
Years ago

Refs are very starstruck....still.

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hereschenes  
Years ago

How many different pronunciations for 'Saville' do these guys have? I'm impressed.

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skud  
Years ago

Laugh... MILLS, stealing the rebound (only player in the key to try for the rebound), pass to Anderson with a great assist to Newley for a HUGE dunk!

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DB5  
Years ago

Mills To Ingles!

BANG!

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SteveS  
Years ago

This is turning into an all star game with attempts outside the paint.

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Dana  
Years ago

I like Le Bron.

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BuTTs  
Years ago

Kobe Bryant has played awful against every other team, tonight he pulls out a 25 point game...honestly tonight of all nights!

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DB5  
Years ago

Ingles 1 from 1 inside

2 from 2 outside.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Jingles for a long three!!!!

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Isaac  
Years ago

A dunk and then two threes from Ingles. Great work.

Hardly embarrassing themselves despite the big difference on the scoreboard.

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DB5  
Years ago

AND another one!!!

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Johnny Sack  
Years ago

Doug Collins is such a team USA homer!!!

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Anonymous  
Years ago

DB5.

Some of the Boomers seem starstruck.

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me  
Years ago

welcome to the nba..
mills
jingles
wortho

kobe is....sigh..kobe

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DB5  
Years ago

anon true.

Ingles and Redhage 7:01 total minutes combined

13 points without a miss..



Get it boy goorj??

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Isaac  
Years ago

Dana, why's that?

Don't get me wrong, he's a very, very strong and talented player but can't lose the attitude. Would be the type of player who'd go out to thrash a team like Iran and demoralise them in the process, rather than win the game and appreciate a chance to play basketball against another nation. Too busy looking cool, making money, etc.

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Skud  
Years ago

Now Joe Ingles is on 11 points, has shot 4 from 4, but played less than 8 minutes(i think), Redhage who played so well in previous games, only just subs on now....
WTF Gorj you complete wanker, try things BEFORE the game is over.

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DB5  
Years ago

Impressed with Newley taking it very hard to the rack.

Ingles is super impressive with his lack of fear this game.

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Isaac  
Years ago

Gaze critical of Boozer's attitude. Fouled Nielsen hard and didn't pick him up or say anything. In contrast, Ingles mumbled a sorry to Deron after an accidental foul sent him to the ground.

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Skud  
Years ago

Gotta love Gaze's commenty, bagging the USA players attitude, credit to the Aussies for standing upto them, and Now talking up the NBL...honestly need more like him running the NBL instead of the useless suits we apparently have.

Ohh wait he just ruined it by talking up Gorj...dammit

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Dana  
Years ago

I think he's exciting to watch, and has the skills to do exciting things. He also does a great deal of charity work for people where he comes from. I guess I think he has the skills to be 'confident' and he backs it up.

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Statman  
Years ago

Fair call by Drewy too - they ae winning easily so why be a wanker...its not taht hard to be a gracious winner is it?

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BuTTs  
Years ago

Mills 20 points, plays for free

Bogut ehh pathetic, cant man up against a rolled ankle, Im sure most people here have played through pain...Earns 70 Mill

Any Bucks management watching this will be so upset they signed the wrong Aussie, and happy Boguts such a baby and didnt push his ankle

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Dana  
Years ago

Good effort Boomers. Can hold your heads up high!

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Statman  
Years ago

Loved the final shot by Prince to make the margin 31 - really topped off my night seeing as I had Boomers + 30.5

GRRRRRR

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Skud  
Years ago

Dana Le Bron isnt confident, he is Arrogant, confidence people would accept. But being an asshole doesnt make up for having skill.
Most sports players do alot for charities two reason, Its the BEST way to avoid being Taxed as much, Secondly the management recommend it to increase the Players profile, higher the profile the more crowds he can pull, the more money he makes, to put back into charity to avoid tax's haha

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Black Dracula  
Years ago

Well, that was disappointing. We got killed in offensive rebounds...but the positives are that Mills and Newley did great jobs, with a few more years Euro experience for the team combined, we may start challenging for a medal...

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Hoopla  
Years ago

As Gaze pointed out, our bigs stunk it up. Andersen was just awful. Bogut is clearly one of the softest athletes you'll ever see.

There's a lot to like, but boy, a lot of that was just garbage.

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joshuapending  
Years ago

good effort, shame we did not play Iran first but you have to live with that. I guess the positive is that our young core is good and with nathan in the fold next time round and our guys with some more experience we can look forward to better time to come. On a side note shame the softball team went down, they gave their all as well.

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hurley  
Years ago

A 30 point loss, which is about what most decent teams have been subject to from the redeem team. i guess its on to 2010 worlds now i guess? what could the team look like for that? will we have Bruton still? and im pretty certain neilson is going to confirm his international retirement. but then again, its looking like were gonna have more guyys in the NBA..... i think, that our rankin in the olympics should finnish as equal 5th or 6th.... for a young team, thats not too much off what gaze, longley, bradtke did in seoul right? so future is bright.

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Pulteney 82  
Years ago

Dana,

If Kobe, LeBron etc had the personality, flair and were down to earth like the master himself (MJ) then the NBA and basketball in places like Australia would be booming.

Bird, Johnson and Jordan all achieved more and were better players in their times then what LeBron has been to date and none of them needed to carry on the way he does.

The NBA has no real stars like the 80s/90s which can be marketed in the same way and that's been a huge problem for basketball generally.

I love watch the US team play on one hand simply because of the talents they have but on the other hand it annoys the crap out of me to see the way they carry on. This team came to this Olympics not just to win back the gold but to show the world they were respectful of the Olympics, what it represents and the teams they play against.

They might succeed in winning the gold (and I for one hope they don't) but they certainly haven't succeeded at anything else they wanted to.

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Ingles13  
Years ago

I so hate the USA team. The only likeable guy on that team is Tayshaun Prince. I want Spain, Greece, Argentina or Lithuania to beat them so badly now!

Nice dunk from ingles near the end and his 3 3's were also nice. Mills looks impressive and pesky and reminds me of ricky rubio with his overall attitude - especially in defence.

I think the refs were star struck and missed a lot of fouls on USA foul shots - guys like melo, Kobe, Lebron and Boozer all had hands on the back of their guys to push them out illegally.

LOL and did anyone else hear the other commentator (dittmar?) at tehe nd say that the opals were bowing out in the quarter finals vs the USA. He should have said boomers. And he also referred to Worthington on a 'fast break' when Wortho was simply bringing the ball up into a half court offence.

I think that Gaze is a good comentator and makes the game exciting to watch aswell as informing the viewer with knowledge that we do not know.

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Johnny Sack  
Years ago

Who'd have thought that Mills would step up like this??? Finally a decent Boomers PG!

Realistically - the Boomers did a great job. Just look at the smiles on the USA team and staff - they were super relieved to get out of this after the first half (####ing Worthington and THAT 3pter).

Newley has got a pretty good game on him now...

Ingles looks good and might have made a decent decision pulling out of the draft...

Glen Saville went out on a good note (forgetting his first two games) - i remember seeing his coming out party in the U-19's WCs in Greece back in '95... When he was pretty much Sam MacKinnon's analouge - good job Sav!!!

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DB5  
Years ago

I am in awe of Lebron's talent.

Every time I watch him during these Olympic games, it's like wow!


Yet I perceive him to be such an arrogant, seemingly ignorant man-child. In my personal opinion, he really typifies the ego driven, "look at me" American attitude that is stereotyped throughout the media.

He could possibly be one of the best ever players of his game statistically, but he will never have the gracious attitude of the very best..Magic, Michael, Larry, Bill etc. Even to our very own A.Gaze.

Pity.

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Dana  
Years ago

I guess there's a slim line between confidence and arrogance. I also think that as Aussies the majority are often too critical of confidence/arrogance. ie 'Tall poppy syndrome.' I think sometimes a bit of arrogance is better than lack of confidence and so it can carry you a bit further. I wish more aussies showed a bit of what some people call arrogance. Specially if they can back it up. Also hate it when people criticise athletes for not getting to number 1. I know people who think the same of Lleyton as what some here say about LeBron. I guess that's the beauty of free speech and the ability to express our opinions.

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EC  
Years ago

Their arrogance in a way was a compliment to the Boomers' ability. I say that because they looked like they needed to advertise the fact that they were a superior team. If they hadn't rated Australia that well, there would have been no need for them to emphasise that.

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Rat10  
Years ago

Never heard the usually very laid back Gaze getting so fired up! Nothing like watching the green and gold to invoke some passion in Drewey.

Pretty good effort from the Boomers tonight sticking with the US for almost a half. It's a shame that they took the first two games to warm up because they honestly deserved to advance higher than the quarters given they way they played tonight, against Lithuania and against Russia.

Mills is a legend - so fun to watch and always impacting the game whether it be picking someone's pocket on the rebound, drawing an offensive foul or finishing an impossible lay-up on the fast break.

If there was one guy who disappointed me in the game tonight and throughout the tournament it was David Andersen. He can't catch the ball, can't finish close to the bucket, is slow laterally and generally looked out of his depth which is a surprise given he's playing at such a high level for one of the best clubs in Europe.

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rotate on this  
Years ago

Dana , it is quite easy to be charitable when you are making $ 30+ m a year . It is not confidence it is arrogance , ego , lack of respect and him having a general woody over the thought of his own reflection .
he is a bad example for kids growing up playing sport . He is an exceptional athlete and very good bballer , but a knob is a knob and he is king knob .

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frogger  
Years ago

chris paul, tayshaun prince and jason kidd - they do play the game with grace and a good attitude. the rest of that team can go eff themselves in the A

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Dana  
Years ago

I guess all of you would have a woody looking in the mirror if you looked like him. ;)

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TC  
Years ago

I liked how our young players took the game to the US, even if the result was already decided. Throw in Jawai, Ogilvy etc and the future looks bright. Not sure about Wortho making the NBA though ;) I hope the games have made Houston think more seriously about giving Newley some burn.

I used to like LeBron, there once was a sense of humility in his play but that seems to have gone out the window, I just don't like how he carries himself on court anymore.

Slightly OT, but with all the attention Ricky Rubio is getting, I wonder if Mills will get anywhere near the coverage after the Olympics has finished..

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DB5  
Years ago

He looks like what they would have chiseled from rock when someone said " hey, this is what a 'baller looks like".

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vanexel31  
Years ago

i love the boomers and think they played great and represented us well. I think the us get things a little tough at times, they can be arrogant but until somebody beats them they have the right to be. every other team that smack talks and goes to fight the us are considered great for not backing down to them, but when the us do it its "there arrogant assholes". I think it isnt all peaches and cream being them guys, everybody is against them and wants to see them lose. so why should they be so polite when there hated before they step on the floor. but with saying all that, GO BOOMERS, were gonna be van exel like awesome in 2012!!

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DB5  
Years ago

Ingles line.

10 minutes.
11 points.
100 percent from the field.
3/3 from outside.
2 rebounds.
1 assist.
1 steal.
4 fouls.






DB5's line.



Why only now?

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rotate on this  
Years ago

Best thing no doubt was the fact that Mills , Newley , Ingles and Wortho showed no fear . Bodes well for future . As stated above throw in Jawai , Ogilvy and Bogut as a good nucleus , Loughton maybe . Promising future

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Dana  
Years ago

Speaking of arrogant athletes...watch some sprinters.... ;)

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TC  
Years ago

Bolt >>>> USA Dream Team!

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SayItAintSo  
Years ago

Anstey might have made a few 3s in the last game but he shoulda been inside adding bulk with Bogut out instead of putting up airballs.
Some kid reckons Anstey led the Tigers in 3pt scoring last season- you can't be serious?

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Beantown  
Years ago

Decent effort by the guys, but we just couldn't match them on the boards. As someone said earlier, Lebron, Kobe and Wade were getting in to grab rebounds at will. Thats partly our guards fault and partly the one of the flaws of playing a zone.

Also, our bigs were clearly over matched strength wise by Bosh, Howard and Lebron. As a result they were too busy putting a body on their guy and consequently were not in position to 'go get' the rebound, which was usually grabbed by the more athletic US wings.

I think our energy dropped in the 3rd, so our cuts stopped and our offence stagnated. Kobe really got in a groove there and showed how to blow a game open.

Disappointing that Bogut was not able to have much impact. He has struggled with the way the intl game is called and foul trouble has hampered him a lot in this tournament.

The people who are bagging him need to understand the type of player he is though. He doesn't run around the NBA dunking over guys like Howard and Bosh. He has an impact by playing a role within a structured offence. To do that, he needs to be given the ball in the right positions, and he needs to have guys making good cuts and spreading the floor to give him passing options. If you were expecting him to score 20 by posting up Howard all night you've got the wrong idea.

Also, the game was over at the point Bogut went down with his ankle. If we were still in it, I'm sure Bogut would have tried to play on.

Anyway, lots to build on with this team. If Mills can learn to run an offence, as well as blow by people at will in the next two years, he will make everyone on this team better for the World Champs. Newley is an excellent backcourt partner for him. With experience, those guys should be one of the top backcourts in intl play over the next 8 years. Barlow was solid and Ingles keeps showing enormous potential, but needs to get in the gym to build his strength and show some real consistency in the NBL next year.

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twenty four  
Years ago

I agree with most of the posters here. Anyone who has CHOSEN1 tattoed on their back and their own marketing slogan (Witness) on their leg, and wants to have their own face in gold on the side of their ridiculously huge mansion in an average sububran neighbourhood, is a dickhead. And that's forgeting him not signing the Darfur petition Ira Newble wanted to start.

But I highly doubt that he has ever had any 'No men' around him, just people wanting to be a part of the LeBron family....

And guys, I know we are hurt, but let's lighten up on Bogut. The guys is 15-10 NBA big, so crapping on about how he is shit and doesn't deserve to be in the NBA is a bit silly. He didn't exactly deliver in this tournament, but he wasn't alone in that regard.

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Beantown  
Years ago

EC wrote:

Their arrogance in a way was a compliment to the Boomers' ability. I say that because they looked like they needed to advertise the fact that they were a superior team. If they hadn't rated Australia that well, there would have been no need for them to emphasise that.

Agree with you EC. The US came out really hard tonight and didn't let up until the game was iced. They wouldn't have done that if they didn't respect Australia's ability. Kobe especially brought his A game in the 3rd and showed how a great player can break a game open.


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steve  
Years ago

It was a good effort tonight, bloody channel are completly and utterly hopeless!

patty mills is a star
and he doesnt earn money from playing!

Bogut
Jawai
Newley
Ingles
Mills

im already excited about the future Australian team.

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hurley  
Years ago

now that the boomers things been and done for this year i have got to find a new obsession! lol

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Belts  
Years ago

Good effort for half the game, stop with the wo, wo worthington what is he good for minutes and give ingles more of a run and we could have half a chance....where is our blind drunk knock down a 3 on the run and back it up with another in ya face stand up shooter???? none of that goes is gooji's camp but its the only way to beat the Ynk's. I know he is the cap but really Niels cut the hair, shave, tuck in the bottom lip and LIFT!! Shannon Noll could do better.

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Dana  
Years ago

You could now barrack for Lietuva. I will. ;)

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Isaac  
Years ago

Frogger - I like Bosh (seen his dorky videos where he dresses up as various characters?) and Deron too. Wade seems to let his play do the talking as well without any associated grandstanding or posing.

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jimmy de bas  
Years ago

I will forever remember Worthington missing that open 3 (his man had slipped over) and then trying to contain Derron Williams as though Derron was gonna try and take it to the hoop with one, maybe two seconds left.

Idiot.

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LC  
Years ago

Now to the Future...it looks very bright indeed!

Here's just a sample of who could ine up at the 2010 World Championships and 2012 London Games:

Bogut (C) - NBA
Andersen (C/F) - Europe
Jawai (C/F) - NBA
Ogilvy (C/F) - NCAA now, likely to be in the NBA
Maric (c) - Europe
Baynes (C) - NCAA now, Likely to be in Europe
Newley (G) - Europe, maybe NBA
Mills (G) - NCAA now, likely to be in NBA
Barlow (G/F) - Likely to be in NBL or Europe
Ingles (G) - Likely to be in NBA or Europe
Worthington (F) - Likely to be in NBL or Europe
Bruce (G) - Likely to be in NBL or Europe
Nevill (C) - NCAA now, likely to be in Europe

I'm salivating at the thought!

We can still finish 5th though at THESE Olymopics - Go Boomers!

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.  
Years ago

I cant believe CH7 missed the first quarter and a half... and it was the only time we were actually in the game?!?!?!?!? AAARRRGHHH!!!

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SVD  
Years ago

I watched last night - it was good viewing on 7 - only thing that really p*ssed me was all that annoying basketball between all the ads

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XY  
Years ago

DB5 - re: Ingles - One more minute and he would have been fouled out!

Once again, the Boomers have shown they can match it with the rest. A good, if not very good tournament for us, but yet again we are left with the question mark of what could have been. Come out ready to play against Croatia (and not let them kill us from the three), and we could have been taking it to a wounded Spain (after being demoralised by the US) rather than getting the US in the quarters. Oh well, there is always next time.

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Junga  
Years ago

Kobe says "no medal for you" to the Boomers.

Sit down Boomers. You're done. Kobe tucked you into bed, read you a story, gave you a glass of warm milk and now you're done for the day.

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HO  
Years ago

LC...er....no...the Boomers have finished 7th. not sure where you got fifth from?

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shin splints  
Years ago

I can't believe that I am defending Lebron - sure, he comes acros as arrogant, over confident etc but he is pretty much expected by most in the US to carry this team. He and Kobe will be the fall guys if team USA fails to win gold. I see intent focus from Lebron, not so much arrogance, and a business like approach where each opponent must be defeated, all the while sending a strong message to their next foe.
Forget about Lebron's history, and just look at these Olympics. He is carrying a huge burden, and to me is just getting the job done.

Its funny when everyone says 'why can't he be more like the stars of yesterday - MJ, Bird etc. Larry Bird was one of the most arrogant players in the history of the NBA! One of the biggest trash talkers of all time. And MJ, he is the GOAT, and I will always be a huge fan, but taking a free throw with your eyes closed? Imagine if LBJ did that - this forum would be in melt down!

And the other thing - you guys are too harsh on Worthington. Last night especially I thought he was solid on the boards, whereas our 4 big men were too soft.

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USA  
Years ago

we told y'all the mighty USofA were going to roll over the puny Aussies !!!

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Jambo  
Years ago

The Bolt / Team USA comparison is one of the worst I've ever read.

Bolt plays it up to the crowd, to the cameras before and after the race. But, and this is the exact reason the comparison is retarded, is he does have humility.

Listen to him when he talks, he's obviously done the same interview with every commentator yet he's gracious in winning.

Also, unlike Team USA last night, Bolt hung around after the 200m final, went over to the crowd, played it up with the other place-getters, arm-in-arm.

Yeah he's got a bit of confidence to him, but he's a showman and most people have warmed to him. I hate Team USA for their arrogance, I love Bolt for his ability and showmanship. He's everything Team USA could, and should be.

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speedy  
Years ago

when you have pampared stars like the USA basketball team what do you expect?

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speedy  
Years ago

when you get payed 100 million dollars and adorsements and everyone treats you like a god ... well you start beleiving your own hype .. look at LaBronze .. his failed at World Champs and humilated in the last Olympics but he still believes his worth a billion dollars !!! - and guess there are people out there willing to pay him that !!

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jules  
Years ago

I love both - I dont understand the hate for this USA team? Im not a big Lebron fan because he is the most selfish arrogant piece of shit, but whats wrong with the others? They really do care about winning and take it very seriously (Kobes been at EVERY single bball game with a notepad and pen ffs!)...They respect each opponent and take them very seriously (Kobe NEVER backs down from a defensive challenge - and someone asked him are you guardning Mills, he shrugged and just said 'too quick').

What do they do that piss people off so much?
Its just people loving to hate and not being able to accept the fact that the USA ARE the best team in the world - and by far.

90 percent of their crowds want to see them put on a show - so they put on a show, its just the way they play. Its hard to stay 100 percent focussed when you beat every side by 30-50...They dont do anything that we didnt do against lithuania that time (guys putting the 3 symbol up, laughing, anstey and that stupid tongue thing).

They intimidate opponents and are way above anyones level of talent and its why they will walk away with gold.

And if thats the way you feel - dont watch the NBA next season...

Having said that - I am shattered that the Boomers campaign is over like that - when I think we are much better than the placings say

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Junga  
Years ago

speedy, You have a go at LeBron for thinking he is worth "a billion dollars" and then you "guess there are people out there willing to pay him that."

If someone is willing to pay him $X then he IS worth $X.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

very very very well said jules...

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Jambo  
Years ago

Its a fair point, I must say I am guilty of lumping all Team USA in the 1 "I hate them" basket.

LeBron, D-Wade (who I used to like), Melo, Kobe (respect but don't like) and Boozer annoy the be-jeebuz out of me.

I do still like and admire many of the others, and I think part of it is some sour grapes for sure. But I still think you can be an amazing athlete and be a "good sport" about it at the same time.

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speedy  
Years ago

yeah I have a go at LeBron - the guy is arrogant s*** and thinks his better then he is but has not really achieved yet - not 1 gold medal, not one World Title, no NBA title. It's his type of arrogance that give these guys a bad name - there's a fine line between arrogance and confidence

Now anyone who believes his worth a Billion dollars for bouncing a ball around - that is pure arrogance. theres scientists working for a cure for cancer who don't get close to that - and if we as a society prefer to giv a billion dollars for someone bouncing a ball around before people trying to make a better world - who stuggle for funding - then we as a society better have a close look at oursleves and our priorities

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TC  
Years ago

Jambo, my comment re Bolt was made in jest, apologies for not getting that across well enough. Nicely said Jules.

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Anonymous  
Years ago

james is arrogant huh? I love how u based that on the fact he doesnt have a medal or a title......thought this was a TEAM game..........

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speedy  
Years ago

yeah his arrogant ... you don't think so?? - the fact stated is his arrogant for no real reason as "he has not really achieved yet". what part of that don't you get???

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Anonymous  
Years ago

Thats a fair take Jules, can't argue with you

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DB5  
Years ago

shin splits

Bird and MJ did that in NBA games, after they had won plenty of championships. They had earned the right to talk shit in my opinion.

When they played in '92 with the Dream Team, they were gracious to their opponents even though they were winning by 50. I do not see that with Lebron.

Boozer seems like a bit of a tool as well I thought.

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DB5  
Years ago

XY

I can't really blame him for the effort though. He has had next to no minutes this tournament, bit excited to finally be out there probably.

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