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Team USA Basketball--London Gold Medal Olympic Champions

Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Originally posted by YungAce:
Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Originally posted by 49ersMyLife:
Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
I didnt but I knew the US would win. Yes, this one was competitive but the others were mostly blow outs. I just didnt find it all that awesome to see a bunch of multi-millionaires win the Gold medal

What does that have to do with gold-medal?

I know that people think its awesome that we send the best NBA players to the Olympics to destroy the other teams. Same people who love the fact that the Miami Heat goes out and buys a title and that the Lakers have 4 superstars in their starting lineup. Personally, I think the NBA is now a joke and Olympic basketball kind of is too. Just my opinion and I know its in the minority.

Why does it matter if we're not the only team sending out players over the age of 25? If there were an age restriction, we would still win

Probably but it wouldnt be a 100% sure thing. By the way, soccer in the Olympics allows only 3 players over the age of 23 for any team.

If we make the US players play with only one hand, it won't be a 100% either.

Worst. Argument. Ever.
Yea it's a pretty ridiculous argument. The Olympic games pre-Beijing showed that if we don't send our best players that we can't compete in today's international basketball scene. We have to send our superstars because the other top countries all have high level talent and some have multiple players that are in the nba as well. We sent our scrubs for awhile, it didn't work.
Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
Originally posted by 49ersMyLife:
Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
I didnt but I knew the US would win. Yes, this one was competitive but the others were mostly blow outs. I just didnt find it all that awesome to see a bunch of multi-millionaires win the Gold medal

What does that have to do with gold-medal?

I know that people think its awesome that we send the best NBA players to the Olympics to destroy the other teams. Same people who love the fact that the Miami Heat goes out and buys a title and that the Lakers have 4 superstars in their starting lineup. Personally, I think the NBA is now a joke and Olympic basketball kind of is too. Just my opinion and I know its in the minority.

Were you this upset when Niners bought a championship in 1994?