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Anonymous
Last year

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Bogut defies Doctor's orders to play in Rio

http://www.espn.com.au/olympics/story/_/id/17229226/mavericks-andrew-bogut-declares-ready-boomers-medal-quest

"It's been a tough one, mentally," he told reporters on Friday.

"There were some people who thought it wasn't a good idea to go but I committed to this a year ago ... and I didn't want it to end this way.

"I'm 32 years old. I've made a plethora of money, got the NBA championship and all that, but being part of this group is a special thing for me."

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fstos
Last year
11:46 6 Aug 16

Reply #593340

re: Bogut defies Doctor's orders to play in Rio

Think this puts to bed all those stories about the big guy not being committed to playing for the Boomers.

Pity he had so many "just bad luck" type injuries.


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skull
Last year
12:40 6 Aug 16

Reply #593348

re: Bogut defies Doctor's orders to play in Rio

^^Agree 100 percent


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Ricey
Last year
16:25 6 Aug 16

Reply #593369

re: Bogut defies Doctor's orders to play in Rio

And he hugged it out with Liz. Guess she wasn't too angry after all.

Good to see he's being supported by Cuban and Dallas with his decision too, speaks volumes for the organisation.

Hopefully his possible sacrifice pays off big for us.


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Anonymous
Last year
19:54 6 Aug 16

Reply #593391

re: Bogut defies Doctor's orders to play in Rio

Pays of big? a medal, serious?


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Ricey
Last year
23:46 6 Aug 16

Reply #593419

re: Bogut defies Doctor's orders to play in Rio

Bronze isn't out of reason


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Anonymous
Last year
22:36 7 Aug 16

Reply #593601

re: Bogut defies Doctor's orders to play in Rio

I think Bronze is a legit thing to strive for. I have never rated the boomers, goorjian didn't help that. But I like this team, Newley in for Martin, but besides that very likeable bunch in every way.


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ME
Last year
22:52 7 Aug 16

Reply #593602

re: Bogut defies Doctor's orders to play in Rio

"Pays of big? a medal, serious?"

Well, we just comprehensively beat a medal favorite. I don't think it is so outlandish to think we have a shot in hell.

"Bronze isn't out of reason"

Absolutely. If we're able to sneak a win tomorrow we put ourselves in great position to be second in the group. Our crossover would be against a beatable opponent and then we're two wins away from a medal. It isn't out of reason at all. Difficult, of course. But let's face it, no one expected Serbia to medal at the World Cup. No one expected France to medal in 2000. These things happen. Games aren't won on paper.


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Luuuc
Last year
23:00 7 Aug 16

Reply #593603

re: Bogut defies Doctor's orders to play in Rio

Some games are. Like Pictionary for example.
But if you mean basketball games then yes I agree.


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Cram
Last year
09:26 8 Aug 16

Reply #593663

re: Bogut defies Doctor's orders to play in Rio

Agreed. The Olympic basketball format lends itself to unpredicable outcomes too. You can lose 3 times in the group stage and still be alive. Play one good game there and you're in the medal round. Also, like us, most teams are not at 100% meaning nobody has their best out there. I think it's safe to say the euro and South American teams always take the world cup/ championship more seriously than the Olympics, again leaving the window open.

This team has a chance to medal. Is it probable? No. But definitely possible.


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