alright sounds good
Let's keep the talk single threaded. I merged the two topics and kept metro's title. All the Olympic related posts come in here. Thanks.
JPZ, if you want
you could take my first post, all the information and put it in the oringnal post of the thread(ur first post) and I'll delete that post.
I'll add more information on it.
Wow...Arroyo got injured right before the Germany game vs Greece. Losing the best guard in the tournament is definately a big hit for PR.
PR needs new personnel, they don't enforce defense and let average offensive teams score 80-90 points wit ease.
Their coach is terrible.
Filiberto Rivera is trash.
We need Vassallo and Rosario on the team for offensive fire power.
****, I'm pissed.
Group B is obviously vastly superior and that will be tough for good teams like Angola and Germany who are better than teams like Crotia and Australia.
The favorites are Spain, USA, Argentina and Greece.
China has homefield advantage by far, so they will be a factor also.
Russia is okay.
I'll be rooting for Iran since Puerto Rico is out.
I think Croatia are far than they were in past tournaments. They can play some tough defence and all in all had a very convincing tournament in Greece. I guess they could beat Australia and are somewhat better than Germany so it wouldn't be a problem for me if they advanced and Germany didn't.
Group B is really a tough one. I guess the only way Germany can qualify is by beating China (which they have done numerous times but China are going to be all fired up). Also it might be interesting to watch what the disappointment of losing in the finals has done to Gasol the elder. Greece can do a whole lot of damage as well. They play excellent team basketball and could easily win against Spain (and maybe even stage a Team-USA upset -- who knows).
All in all it will be a good tournament and that there are so many good teams who could easily advance to the second round shows that international basketball has come a long way since 1992.
Last edited by pat; Jul 21, 2008 at 08:37.
Our man Ricky had 7 points in 10 minutes, he started to play in the 2nd half.
You could watch the games @ nbcolympics.com
Spain looks like the best team so far.
Lost to Croatia, goodbye Olympics lol.
August 15th....USA vs Spain.....a game many should watch.
Did you spot any undrafted players with NBA-potential so far (except obvious candidates such as Rubio)?