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Friday, August 22nd, 2008 at 8:39 am  |  472 responses

Team USA vs. Argentina Open Discussion

Counting flops by the dozen.

Let’s discuss the United States/Argentina Men’s Semifinal match. The United States looks to clinch a gold medal round birth against the 2004 defending Olympic champion Argentina!

West Coasters, a special welcome – is tape delay really necessary for a 10:15 a.m. ET game?

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  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    Will anyone be watching the game via NBC’s webcast?

  • LAN

    oi 2nd

  • Bran

    *berth

  • LAN

    Why doesnt carlos boozer get any court time? I honestly believe he is a better player than bosh…….. But i hated him so much when they played Australia yelling and jumping up and down on the bench… like come on your up by 30 just sit your ass down forreal

  • Bran

    Length, athletisism, quickness. Runs the court better.

    Bosh will probably be essential to their 2012 success, not likewise for Boozer.

    Besides…Bosh is just plain better.

  • Mendel

    USA smokes them like josh howard does blunts, and be as wet as when Rafer Alston drives

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    Ryne, i usually watch it online, but for a bigger picture and some commentary I might as well wait 45 mins.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Ryne is it going to be webcast?

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    Horford is doing ocmmentary on Telemundo for Spain vs Lithuania…

  • http://coco-vents.blogspot.com Co Co

    I usually watch it online until it gets out of hand. Then I do something else since I don’t like to watch blow outs.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    Eboy, they always have it online at the NBC website

  • Pascal

    So what nothing on Lithuania-Spain? Slam is only interested in Team USA?

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    Spain looks sleepy

  • Pascal

    Indeed RV

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    Spain never really did anything to the U.S. Might prefer a USA-Lithuania final.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    Everyone, the game is *always* webcast (provided you have the Silverlight plug-in, which NBC offers free). Just check-out NBColympics.com. :-)

  • Pascal

    Definitely!! The crisp and smart Lithuania offense might disrupt the US a…little bit. But let’s wait what the azul blanca can do before talking final…

  • http://joeloholic.wordpress.com Joel O’s

    Argentina isn’t gonna beat the US. They have one legit All-Star (fringe MVP candidate?) in Manu, and four legit NBA starters. This Argentinian squad can easily beat a dysfunctional Larry Brown / Starbury USA team, but not this Redeem Team.

  • LAN

    …boozers only 26 he can finish at the cup with either hand, shoots a higher percentage and racks up a ton of board and is way more aggresive than bosh which i feel usa needs more than boshes smooth mid range or carmelos watever he does

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    YEH… it was real crisp against Australia when they lost by 30+….

  • LAN

    why isnt ilgauskus playing for lithuania???

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    Horford speaks better spanish than I though. Rudy Fernandez has swagger.

  • Pascal

    Danny Ferry said no! Z has been injured too many time…

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    sh*t LAN, that was comprehendible. Have you been taking english typing lessons in secret?

  • http://joeloholic.wordpress.com Joel O’s

    On hindight, can you imagine that the 2004 incarnation of Team USA had the LB and Starbury as its coach and main point guard, the core behind that amazing 23-59 season?

  • Pascal

    Hursty, don’t you think they did lose this game on purpose?

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    He wasn’t given permission by the Cavs due to his history of injuries

  • rav

    i have £20 on argentina…

  • LAN

    lol been practicing a bit…. i got year 11 standard for my year 10 english exam :P

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    The green Nike’s Lithuania is wearing are horrible.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    why would they lose on purpose pascal? @LAN- does that make you in 11 or 10?

  • http://slamonline.com Lang Whitaker

    I’ll be posting notes on USA/Argentina after the game. But this Spain/Lithuania game is all offense right now in the third.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    Is every team wearing the hyperdunks for the olympics this year? Seems like a lot of teams are.

  • http://joeloholic.wordpress.com Joel O’s

    Why don’t they use Boozer more indeed? He’s a dookie and you’d expect him to get more burn. But I don’t really buy it that he’s undersized in international play. No way he loses out in size and mobility to most of the bigs in the tourney, like Argentina’s Scola or Nocioni. And guys like Pau and Yao and Yi and Ashlee he can just bull his way thru em by brute strength and Fan Gu Zai powers. The way Howard has been Eric Dampier offensively, you’d think Boozer would get a bigger role.

  • LAN

    im in year 10

  • Pascal

    To take a night off…

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Ryne: You actually don’t need to have Microsoft Silverlight to watch it, but it does enhance the picture.
    Why exactly is the US game tape delayed? How much is the delay as related to the actual game?

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    You know, watching Pau play for Spain makes me hate him even more. He thinks he’s fnatastic, screams when makes a good play and acts like he’s hard when he makes a physical play. He was pretty meek and quiet throughout their game against USA. Oh……that’s how he plays all the time against top flight NBA guys…how can I forget. B*tch.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    This Lithiuna/Spain game is actually pretty good.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    If you don’t like offense.

  • lockedc

    ricky got some court vision.damn.he throws passes like he´s playing in the park

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Well, at least it’s a competitive game and not a blowout.

  • LAN

    lol at eboy 100% agree with you on pau

  • lockedc

    why didn´t jasikevicius get some playing time in golden state.he´s such a great leader

  • Bruno

    i’m watching spain x lith and its an incredible game. all the 4 finalists have very nice teams.
    i really hope that the argentinians can shock the world and beat the hell out of us, but, well, i don’t think they can…
    too bad. i like the NO-tilte-at-all lebronha…

  • Peat

    Time to guess who’s gonna have the best game for Team USA today !

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    I love that Kleiza just hacked the f*ck out of Pau!

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    You know, this “game without commentary” thing is pretty good. Didn’t TNT do that once?

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    this may have been brought up in another thread but…
    I FCUKING HATE NBC AND USA. It took me half an hour to figure out when and where the USA/Argentina game will be on, and this has been the theme this whole olympics basketball. i haven’t been this frustrated with stupid tv programming in forever. it’s not a fcuking treasure hunt.

  • http://sdfjkl.com Jukai

    Any website streaming the Spain/Lithuania game?

  • LAN

    :( i wanna watch game my computer 2 slow..

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    nbcolympics.com Jukai.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    If Spain hangs on, they’re going to get womped in the gold medal game, again.

  • lockedc

    @jukai andromedanet.com on channel 6

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Better hurry up Jukai, there’s only 1:40 left.

  • http://sdfjkl.com Jukai

    is it a close game?

  • lockedc

    spain´s up 5

  • http://sdfjkl.com Jukai

    NBColympics.com does not have spain/lithuania

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    It’s over. Spain up 5 and at the line w/ 19 secs left.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    They do, Jukai. I’m watching it. I’m sure TAD is too.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    Whatever. Just as long as Scola doesnt get hurt. If any of the western conference USA players want to fu*k themselves up, thats ok with me since it helps the rockets.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    That’s weird Jukai, because i’m watching it. Are you in the States?

  • http://sdfjkl.com Jukai

    also navigating through andromedanet.com is like deciphering a Chukaz comment

  • Bran

    Lol at the commentators pronouncing Jesekevicous (sp)’s name wrong.

  • http://sdfjkl.com Jukai

    Really? Damnit, where the hell is it?

  • http://sdfjkl.com Jukai

    Well, sunovabitch don’t matter now

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Looks like Spain wants to get spanked again. That silver will look good around Ricky’s neck.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Pau does have a chicken neck. And Marc is the Latin Bigfoot.

  • http://sdfjkl.com Jukai

    Didn’t two policemen in Georgia get fired for trying to sell Marc to someone?

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    really Jukai?

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    TAD, did your player cut out once the Spain game ended?

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Sure did.

  • Madtice

    If you want to watch it online, go to: http://os2008.nos.nl/live/index/kanaal/2 It’s a Dutch website that broadcasts almost all the sport live without commentators. You can watch the live feed from China there, full screen still has some nice quality. it’s set to Microsoft Silverlight, but you can also watch it in Mediaplayer stream. Have fun!

  • Lz – Cphfinest3

    Any predictions on the game fellas?

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    But it does say the US game is scheduled for 10:15.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    LZ: USA more, Argentina less.

  • Lz – Cphfinest3

    Also Rubio is excellent.

  • Lz – Cphfinest3

    Hehe TAD, what about a score?

  • Jess

    I dont understand why the game wouldnt be aired live in the states, we had the Spain and now the US game live..we have had all the US games live so far.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    LZ: USA 106, Argentina 81

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    As for Rubio: He was ok, but I thought Rudy Fernandez looked better.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    i will be watching it live online, at 7am here in the west, yea

  • Lz – Cphfinest3

    TAD; Rudy looked better for sure. But Rudy has grown pubes. Rubio is a kid, he’ll be a STAR.
    USA 92, Argentina 86.

  • http://nba.com/celtics/ Moose

    @ LZ: USA 110, Argentina 86

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    LZ: Really, you think it will be that close?
    Eboy: Game should be back on online.

  • Zee

    I’m following on the webcast. Looking forward to a great (tight) game.

  • Lz – Cphfinest3

    I started out this tournament cheering for the US, but all the arrogant comments on this media (mostly Eboy and his legions of hangarounds)has led to me cheering against USA. Still think they’ll win it all though. Also still think that Spain played possum last time out. I think the last two games will be tighter. MANU > Kobe in FIBA ball.

  • Zee

    Isn’t Fernandez playing at a 3 or 4 spot? They have very different games, it’s hard to compare. And yeah, no one else there is saying Rubio is NBA ready, just that he seems “mature” and has a lot of potential.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    You cannot be serious LZ. Played possum? Really? This is the olympics, not exhibition games.

  • Zee

    Check that, Fernandez is at the 2/3

  • Lz – Cphfinest3

    TAD; depending my friend, if Argies get in foul trouble it could also be a 30 point rout. But if they turn up and keep their fouls in check, I think it will be close. Not nail-biting close, but at least a game.

  • someone

    USA/Argentina: Live 02 Channel on http://www.eurovisionsports.tv

  • http://sdfjkl.com Jukai

    Looks like my work blocks NBCOlympics.com Anyone know any other website I can view this on?

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Lz, no one wants you cheering for our team anyways. Fu*ker. :)

  • B. Long

    Let’s go, Team America!

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Exactly right LZ. But I doubt Argentina can stay out of foul trouble, considering they have essentially a 6-man rotation and the US team runs 12 deep.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Oh and for good measure, USA 104 Argentina 92.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    jukai, should have read the earlier comments, Spain game was on Telemundo…the game is dealyed because of the morning shows, 10am central is the time NBA usually starts their olympic coverage for the day, so tape delay by 45 mins is better than missing the whole first half

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    That sucks Jukai. No other sites that i’m aware of.

  • http://usanthony.blogspot.com/ Anthony Taurus

    USA got this in the bag no problem. There’s too much hoopla over the last olympics. remember bruthas were still scared from the 9/11. the big time stars didn’t show up. they here now. thats why folks gettin buss down by 30+ ad bron bron just actin a str8 fool on the court doin what he want lol

  • Lz – Cphfinest3

    TAD; sorry to break the news but European teams always does this when qualified in group play also see Lithuania’s 40 loss to the Aussies. Spain’s substitution patterns where very weird in that game, they didn’t use their 1-3-1 zone at all during the game – that game was not their best effort believe me, Spain know that they needed to hide something, to have a chance to beat US in the Gold game. Not saying that they’ll win – I still have the US winning it all. But I have a strong belief that these last games will be closer.

  • http://sdfjkl.com Jukai

    RV, I’m talking about the America vs Argentina game. If anyone knows any other streaming sites, I’d be greatful. My work sucks.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    USA 106 ARG 89

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    its not on yet online, wtf?

  • Jackie Moon

    Whar’s da live blog?

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    oh, you’re at work jukai, my bad….google
    “nba sopcast”, click the first website, then look for a “forum” link on the top right, then go to the basketball forum, looks for today’s date, they might have other streams available

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    TAD, do you hear the arena music playing. It reminds of the Ricky Ricardo Orchestra.

  • http://wherespmac.com Justin Adler

    Any other Americans watching this game from Argentina. Let’s hope TYC Sports stops split screening it.

  • h-wag

    Delfino´s startin for Argentina, so that means Nocioni´s injury might be worse than thought.
    But hey, they still have a 5-man-rotation then…

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV
  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    Jukai, i linked it, just wait for moderation

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    there we go, much better

  • http://sdfjkl.com Jukai

    I DON’T HAVE TIME TO WAIT!!! take away the www and the com!!!

  • Lz – Cphfinest3

    Hehe.. Eboy I also prefer to be on the opposite team to yours.. Don’t like to carry around all that dead weight on my squad. :)

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    try sh00ter.tv or justin.tv Jukai.

  • LAN

    USA 105 ARG 79

  • Lz – Cphfinest3

    Up until know my prediction is the closest :)

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    scola is getting started early. GINOBILI!

  • Bruno

    game’s on…
    is Ason Kidd dead???
    cause he realy looks like a zombi on court…

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    LOL, did anyone see the NBC anchor cut off the BMX rider as she was talking..

  • http://www.ravingblacklunatic.blogspot.com Allenp

    what channel is this on in the states?

  • http://deceptivelyquick.blogspot.com JackBrown

    #1) I miss Pepe Sanchez. #2) I love how the crowd goes nuts for offensive rebounds, very cool.

  • Lz – Cphfinest3

    Up until now the US are doing exactly what Argentina wants them to do. Hoisting 3′s instead of going inside and drawing fouls. This will be a game.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    myp2pforum.eu/nba-basketball/24986-beijing-olympic-basketballtournament-schedule-offical-streams.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    then go to basketball or sports or the relevant link. It will get more specific the closer you are in your search words.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    its html at the end

  • http://www.theconverseblog.com James

    We’ve got to stop just running down and just throwing up 3′s.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Yeah, that music is crazy E.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    i really wish lebron and kobe would quit taking bad shots, we cant afford it in this game

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    AllenP, its on tape delay on NBC, will start in about 30 mins, i’m gonna stop reading these comments now..

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    MOVE THE F*CKING BALL!!!! geez

  • Julian

    VAMOS ARGENTINA!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://deceptivelyquick.blogspot.com JackBrown

    #3) ARG is gonna make Kidd hit shots #4) On the West Coast they are showing ping-pong

  • http://sdfjkl.com Jukai

    RV, that website would be useful if I lived in Europe. Thanks for trying though.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Damn, KB didn’t see that pick!! haha

  • http://sdfjkl.com Jukai

    YES JUST KIDDING RV I LOVE YOU NO AMAECHI

  • h-wag

    Why is Ginobili getting called for the same travelling the Americans can do whenever they want for all the tournament ?
    That´s just a plain stupid double-standard.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    its great watching the games online because i dont have to hear doug “i almost was the bulls head coach” collins

  • http://slamonline.com bbfan

    i can’t believe this game is not playing on tv.

  • http://slamonline.com bbfan

    well not yet at least they’ll probably play it tonight

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    who was in 72 if you havent heard

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Manu even flops in the olympics. I love it!

  • http://sdfjkl.com Jukai

    GINOBLLIIIII

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    The game is on USA network in the States.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Glad to see Manu’s flopping is back in full effect.

  • http://www.ravingblacklunatic.blogspot.com Allenp

    Ok, I was getting really worried when all I saw was Al Roker’s thick @ss on my television. Very disturbing.

  • Lz – Cphfinest3

    If Manu is out (or hobbeling), game over.

  • Lz – Cphfinest3

    *Hobbled

  • Julian

    Ginobili out, I can’t imagine what Pop is saying if he’s watching this..

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Ok, why the f*ck did KB get the ball on the baseline and pull it all the way out and shoot a contested 3?!!

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    dammit kobe, quit taking bad shots!!!!

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Kobe does know he’lll never, ever, never be Larry Bird….right?

  • http://sdfjkl.com Jukai

    Argentina is a bunch of old men. They’re all going to be out before the first round is over.

  • http://slamonline.com bbfan

    really i just changed my channel to usa network they’re playing volleyball.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    get manu a wheelchair

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Manu being smart. Faking an injury to save himself the embarrassment. Love it.

  • lockedc
  • Lz – Cphfinest3

    Okay, I was wrong. Game over. Mock me all you want.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Did anyone else just hear Bron say to Kobe “It’s War”. I like that.

  • http://sdfjkl.com Jukai

    Wow, Paul can dunk

  • SeanB

    kobe three…kobe dunk ((!)

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    JUKAI go to my links. They work.

  • http://slamonline.com bbfan

    i’m sorry did i say usa network was playing volleyball i meant ping pong

  • http://google canadian

    21-4 and Ginobili hurt his foot. Not looking good for Argentina

  • Young Chris MP3

    Ginobili plays like a little girl…

  • http://sdfjkl.com Jukai

    RV’s links work better, thanks a lot though Hursty, I needed this

  • Lz – Cphfinest3

    Eboy; you can say a lot about Manu, but if he can play he plays. Dude got heart.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    What an ugly, ugly game. From both sides. But Argentina??? WOW…straight fugly…

  • Julian

    Imagine what Pop is saying if he’s watching this.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    TAD, are we supposed to still be afraid of Argentina?

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Lz, you stay on your side of the ocean, I’ll stay on mine.

  • http://sdfjkl.com Jukai

    It’s getting unugly on the American side, TADone.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    lebron sucks at free throws

  • SeanB

    lebron fts…Dry, very dry

  • http://sdfjkl.com Jukai

    Paxon is watching Nocioni play and sobbing hysterically every time he walks

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Nocioni looks like Captain Caveman.

  • Bruno

    the more i watch us team playing, the more i think that alex something is the most stupid blogger ever…
    lebron is the leader here??? oh my god. thats C R A P.
    jst watching kobe turning it on and winning, then letting the kids running the show for 3qtrs with the game already decided.
    27 x 9 rigth now. everything going wrong for the argentinians, plus a lot of fouls.

  • http://sdfjkl.com Jukai

    30-12 first quarter. GOod prediction, LZ.

  • Lz – Cphfinest3

    E; that’s one thing I can’t promise you if everything pans out I’ll be working at your side from June 2009. Besides the World is mine.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    That’s because USA’s second unit is looking much better than their first unit. Ball movement…what a concept!

  • http://google canadian

    I hope Ginobili gets back in the game to at least make this a game.

  • http://sdfjkl.com Jukai

    Bruno: watch the way Kobe runs his team and watch the way Lebron runs his team. Then watch them both on the Olympics. You will see Lebron is acting like he usually does, while Kobe is acting very different. If you actually watched basketball, you’d be able to udnerstand this.

  • Lz – Cphfinest3

    Thx Jukai, I know my hoops.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    You’ll have to look me up if you make it here, Lz.

  • Lz – Cphfinest3

    Bruno does not.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    im sure pop is thrilled to see manu injured

  • http://sdfjkl.com Jukai

    Offensive foul? The hell? Delfino is going to stab the FIBA ref.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    scolberto is playing ok

  • Lz – Cphfinest3

    You’re in Miami if I remember correctly, I’m going to be further South, you know that other America. Anyways I’ve never been to Miami, so if I go there on vacation I’ll hunt you down for sure. But it’s still up in the air, by September 28 I’ll know.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Now I remember why Delfino flamed out with the Pistons.

  • http://sdfjkl.com Jukai

    Argentina making a mini-run now

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    3 offensive fouls in a row!? wtf?

  • Lz – Cphfinest3

    Hahaha Nocioni! I love my Bulls – denied Kobe.. LOVE IT!

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    awful offensive possession by USA…. urgh.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Melo is settling for the 3 way too much. And i’m not even talking just about the olympics.

  • Bruno

    eboy is just getting more stupid every comment. you can cheer all you want, but calling Manu no-hearted is just not knowing ANYTHING about ball. plain stupid.
    anyway, game’s over. too bad, this would be nice if the balls were falling “our” side and well, if kobe wasn’t wearing #10 USA.
    i just don’t understand WHY usa player can’t hit shots on international basketball… is the rim tighter?!?!?!
    F*^&, except lebron, they are all good shooters in the nba, but every FIBA tournament is the same thing, can’t shoot and living with lay-ups and dunks.
    well, carmelo is hitting some 3s…

    OHHHH.. nocioni just blocked Kobe’s DUNK!!!!!!!!!
    and well, for you haters, lebron just missed the dribble and the ball went out of bounds… what a shame…

  • Milan

    Nocioni just owned Kobe, I loved it!

  • http://sdfjkl.com Jukai

    Nocioni just died

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    nocioni gave kobe the mutombo!

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Wow, nice rejection by Nocioni.

  • http://google canadian

    Is that flop #1?

  • H to the Izzo

    Score?

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    dwight is a beast

  • SeanB

    argentina = best in world at making awkward shot

  • http://sdfjkl.com Jukai

    Maybe LZ was right?

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    game is starting to get interesting now. 12 point game.

  • Pascal

    That thing is from over!

  • Pascal

    far from over!

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Melo looks lost on offense.

  • chintao

    Flop count is guaranteed to treble in the Spain rematch. Acting that bad shouldn’t be allowed outside telenovas.

  • http://www.keurk.com fly_oh

    Argentina with 5 or 6 players is as strong as 12 americans players ? respect

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    10-10 from the line. now its 11-11 shooting from freebies.

  • Lz – Cphfinest3

    Hopefully Jukai hopefully.. If they just hit a couple of more 3′s..

  • Bruno

    i repeat… is Ason dead?
    cause he really looks like a zombi on court…

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Coach K’s substitutions are confusing me.

  • http://sdfjkl.com Jukai

    What substitions, TADOne?

  • chintao

    Coach K seems to have told ‘Melo to stand around the three point line in order to keep the other teams’ PFs off the glass.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Exactly.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    8 point game Izzo. 37-29 on my TV. USA leads. Ginobli injured his ankle and is unlikely to play any further part. Nocioni is playing great but he’s obviously hurting.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Can we get someone in the game who can break a f*cking zone?! Redd anyone?

  • Bruno

    oh no…
    Ason and lebronha sat down… kobe on the court.
    argentina in trouble here.

  • chintao

    Good call, TADOne.

  • http://sdfjkl.com Jukai

    On the one hand, it’s a nine point game. On the plus side, Argentina really HASN’T SCORED. They just got eight-ten points off free throws.

  • H to the Izzo

    Not that I know the score or anything but I think that Argentina may have benefited from a few tight games especially the one against Greece.That is all.

  • http://sdfjkl.com Jukai

    KOBE

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    HA! Coach K heard me or something.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    Delfino sucks donkey d*ck.

  • http://www.keurk.com fly_oh

    ouch!
    nocioni 3 fouls

  • Bruno

    fu(k
    what did i say???
    usa playing crap… argentina cuts it to 8, but than kobe, 14 of the 16 min of the game, playing
    hits a big 3…
    fu(k

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    We’ve shot 18 3′s already?!!!

  • Lz – Cphfinest3

    I know I’m a hater, but nobody can really deny that Kobe is getting beat on D continuously.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Kobe is so good.

  • http://sdfjkl.com Jukai

    Chris Paul sucks…

  • http://sdfjkl.com Jukai

    LZ: You are, he’s not really being beat at all

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    I wouldn’t say Paul suck, but Deron needs some burn.

  • Lz – Cphfinest3

    Jukai; Anthony just bailed him out on a Delfino drive.

  • http://www.keurk.com fly_oh

    redd back to the bench !! please

  • SeanB

    hack by bosh>???????

  • http://www.ravingblacklunatic.blogspot.com Allenp

    I still can’t find this game on television. I quit.

  • http://sdfjkl.com Jukai

    Wow, Chris Paul

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    It’s about time Tay got some burn.

  • Lz – Cphfinest3

    Like I said this will be a game. 6 point game without Manu.

  • Bruno

    argentina won’t have energy to keep the rythm, but its soooo nice to see US doing the same mistakes as always!
    bricks, bricks, bricks…

    you gotta love a professional bball player that has “jumpman” tattooed on his arm…

    arg down 6
    us getting booed
    hahahahahaha
    gotta love it!

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    WHOO! 6 point game. Delfino is a moron.

  • Pascal

    Brains against athleticism…

  • http://sdfjkl.com Jukai

    This is very upsetting.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Kobe with yet another sh*t three.

  • Lz – Cphfinest3

    Kobe just flopped and whined on that final play.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Earl “E.Sneed” Sneed

    Horribly officiated game!

  • http://sdfjkl.com Jukai

    Paul and Kobe need to be benched

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    And then Kobe stripped clean being a ball hogging bitch. Yeah, Kobe!!!

  • vmcb

    yikes

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Scola is killing it.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    thanks kobe, that is exactly what we needed, to jack up another bad 3. why cant we post melo?

  • chintao
  • Lz – Cphfinest3

    All ball.

  • vmcb

    can anybody explain to me why the States have taken 20 threes???

  • Bruno

    oh man!!!!! i’m having fun!
    watch this US bench… looks like 12 dirks!

    ohhhhhh… what a block over carmelo!
    and the refs starting to play WITH usa team…
    thats what i call a bad call. beautifull block.

  • chintao

    Choose CCTV2

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Hopefully Coach K will be murdered at halftime and Chuck Daly will come out of the tunnel.

  • http://www.keurk.com fly_oh

    are we watching one of the greatest game in the history of this sports ?

  • Milan

    Pathetic refereeing…

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Good call. Clearly hit Melo’s hand.

  • Lz – Cphfinest3

    Hopefully Manu will emerge with a vengeance.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    i hope lebron is studying melo making all his free throws

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    The refs have been consistently sh*t for both the mens and womens games all olympics in the hoops. Perfect example is the ‘foul’ that Melo got on the 3pt line at the end of the half.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    The US team has taken 20 3′s because they don’t have the brainpower to beat a zone defense.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Bruno is funny. Not bright, but funny.

  • chintao

    Stupid moderation…. here’s part of the link to the game //tv.cctvDOTcom/live_t/index.shtml?channel=cctv_p2p_cctv12#haier_kfc@cctv_12

  • http://sdfjkl.com Jukai

    I’m fine with that, that will make up for three of the phantom calls that Argentina got

  • http://myconscienceexplodes.blogspot.com/ Andres David

    Eboy is the Perez Hilton of Slamonline.com. Persistent in writing ridiculous stuff and looking like a d*ck rider while doing it.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Earl “E.Sneed” Sneed

    I see why Scola and Manu flop so much in the L…they get away with it in FIBA and IOC games!

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Hursty: He clearly hit Melo’s hand. What are you looking at??

  • chintao

    It’s http, not www

  • riggs

    horrible second quarter, but like all previous games the second half is where we get sh*t locked and loaded (sorry for sounding TOO american there)

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    It’s not on the players, TAD, blame that on Coach Kock.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Andres, that must mean I would bang you in the ass then.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    we need more ball movement, you hear that kobe? not more bad 3s!

  • Bruno

    cause they ALWAYS do it!!!!
    just watch all fiba ball us have played for the last 10 years.
    when they can’t run the court on fast breaks, they just can’t do nothing!
    shooting bricks… shooting bricks…

    where are the smiles??? i couldn’t see one!
    oh man… looking like 12 nowitzkis out there…
    plain pink…

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com H to the Izzo

    The Irish TV network are now deciding to show the Spain-Lituania game-the c*nts.
    Is the game actually being badly called or are the calls going against the US?

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    I agree with you E. I’m not sure why the US is not getting out and running.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    only 4 pts on 12 turnovers?

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Bruno, to be serious for a moment, are you talking in terms of moral victories, cause they still won’t lose this game, regardless of how poorly they played.

  • http://kb24.com Bigi

    It’s still gonna be a old fashion blow-out!I tell Ya!!!

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    izzo: there have been bad calls on both sides, but neither team is executing very well either.

  • Jackie Moon

    Somehow somewhere someone will make this all Kobe’s fault.

  • http://www.nrl.com.au Money Bill Williams

    hursty you must be loving scolas play

  • Bruno

    Andres David says:
    Eboy is the Perez Hilton of Slamonline.com. Persistent in writing ridiculous stuff and looking like a d*ck rider while doing it.

    hahahahahahahuahauhahuahau

    great stuff.

  • http://myconscienceexplodes.blogspot.com/ Andres David

    Ya that is about right Eboy. You would want to bang guys in the ass.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    TAD- dont know how they call it in the NBA, but under FIBA rules hand is part of the ball, which means that it was the wrong call. Getting slapped on the hand ( not wrist) isn’t supposed to be a foul but whatever.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    TAD, I’m having a hard time figuring out why they went away from their normal rotations. Redd and Tayshaun that early? Wade was their best zone buster in every other game on his dribble penetration and Kobe did a good job of it too, and Kobe never put the ball on the floor to drive the lane and Wade barley saw time. Weird.

  • http://slamonline.com bbfan

    what happened last i checked us was up by 20 at least

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    I’m following the game on SI.com’s live blog, which is written by Andy Kaufman.

  • Jackie Moon

    The best strategy against US is to let them have an early 15-20 point lead, and hope they slack off. Pay attention, Spain.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Oh, I thought you were a woman. I’ve never known a man named Andres.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Earl “E.Sneed” Sneed

    EBoy: D-Wade got 2 fouls early

  • lockedc

    i think coach k. put money on a u.s.loss

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Earl, I know, but….well I’t doesn’t matter. Lebron shooting 3 times isn’t kosher either.

  • Jackie Moon

    I believe that Argentina will get a victory today … a moral victory.

  • mookie

    wade and lebron have 2 fouls… thats why the limited minutes

  • http://www.nrl.com.au Money Bill Williams

    bruno and andre david, you are the paris hiltons of slamonline, no idea and no talent, eboy may just be like perez, hes opinion is worthy in its context

  • http://www.slamonline.com Earl “E.Sneed” Sneed

    yeah, but the rotation will get back to normal in the 2nd half

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    I got offered a position to help out with coaching youth basketball and now i’m seriously considering taking it because US basketball players clearly need better fundamentals. They also need to learn how to break a damn zone!

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    Yeh money, just hoping that he doesnt get injured in the process.

  • riggs

    perez hilton shouldnt be uttered on slamonline.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Rocket fans should defintley be excited. Scola and Ron are going to be tough as fu*k to deal with.

  • chintao

    @ H to the Izzo, try the link I put up at 11:12 a.m. It’s delayed a little, but better than nothing.

  • http://myconscienceexplodes.blogspot.com/ Andres David

    I’m not surprised you get confused. Miami bred boy like you. I’m sure you treat the trannies on South Beach like ladies too.

  • Bruno

    eboy, talking serious here…
    no, they won’t loose it, but still, i’m having a lot of fun.
    i wish argentina had the energy to make it a rally close game in the 2nd half, but i don’t thnk they can.
    still USA is doing all the same mistakes everybody knows.
    if you doný let them run on fast breaks, they do NOTHING and i really don’t understand why this players can’t hit shots there.
    they ARE good shooters in the nba, except lebron, though
    ;)

  • http://www.nrl.com.au Money Bill Williams

    riggs agreed, just making a point though

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    Stick Chris Paul on the freethrow line. Melo cant do jack right now. Or Bosh on the line. Most consistent freethrow area jumpshooters on the team and good passers to boot.

  • Sparker

    for those who can’t see the game: u can watch it at the live video section of cbc’s olympic web site

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    more melo!

  • http://www.nrl.com.au Money Bill Williams

    put wade in i havent seen him on yet wtf

  • chintao

    Was that luck, or is Howard developing a mid-range game?

  • riggs

    hey what is jamario moon doing on the spanish team, oh wait

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com H to the Izzo

    TAD:If you take the position,be sure to tell the kids that defense doesn equal blocks and steals.

  • http://www.nrl.com.au Money Bill Williams

    tarzan…more bitch ass sucka punching melo

  • http://www.another48minutes.blogspot.com Gerard Himself

    a dutch network is hopefully streaming the second half….. I’m at work, but so what? (very mature eh?)

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    wow, b*tch punch by Melo on Scola. Not cool.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    melo is not having any of scolas bs

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com H to the Izzo

    chintao:Doesn’t work but thanks anyway..

  • http://www.nrl.com.au Money Bill Williams

    melo’s current street cred

  • chintao

    At least ‘Melo didn’t backpedal off the court this time….

  • Bruno

    ref going on double-stardard mode…
    1)3pts block became 3 pts foul for melo
    2)that should count for mocioni when he was fouled. howard blocked the shot after that and this is illegal here.
    3)melo with a right hand just like muhhamed-ali… nothing called.
    4) there’s a thing called 3 secs violation!!!! but i think dhoward is an exception from this rule…

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    apparently, you guys havent noticed scolas dirty play all game long

  • riggs

    nice dribbling by jay kidd

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Kobe is having a hard time avoiding picks.

  • chintao

    H to the Izzo==> Maybe only in China, eh? It’s http, not www, right?

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Damn, didn’t know the game was back on. What was the Melo/Scola thing?

  • Milan

    Anthony is still a punk, what an ass.

  • http://www.nrl.com.au Money Bill Williams

    MELO YOU MOTHAF*CKING BITCH GET HIM OFF

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    Howard just got raked in the face.

  • Lz – Cphfinest3

    Uhhhh Melo was just about to do his trademark babyslap and Bolt away..

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    tad, scolas has been dirty since tipoff, and melo decided it wouldnt continue

  • riggs

    melo needs to get his head out the street mentality

  • http://www.slamonline.com Earl “E.Sneed” Sneed

    Can’t take the B-More out of Melo…

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    A tech?

  • Pascal

    Anthony is such an idiot! He keeps on having those stupid lapses of judgment!

  • chintao

    … heating up….

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    melo and dwight are going to kill scola

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Nocioni with the straight right cross to Dwight. Yes, USA is thuglike, huh?

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    NICE pass by Kidd!

  • Michael

    bruno is a welcome addition to the commenting

  • riggs

    melo should be using it to play better not to act like a baby

  • Pascal

    It really upsetting cause the guy is so talented..

  • http://www.nrl.com.au Money Bill Williams

    If i was born american..wait…if i was born in baltimore, i would be ashamed of melo

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com H to the Izzo

    From the sounds of it Scola seems to be getting into Melo’s head?Yay or nay?

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    yes, its melos fault that scola is dirty, and he pushed him, you guys are fn retarded. you just hate melo cuz thats what others do.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    Wade hasn’t played much (in now though) but two stupid offensive fouls in 5 minutes is what kept him on the bench.

  • riggs

    DWADE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Ok, Howard was killin it. Why the f*ck are the taking hiim out?!

  • http://www.nrl.com.au Money Bill Williams

    kenny the plumber just checked in for argentina

  • chintao

    The Street giveth game. Who would want to take the Body-mo’ out the boy?

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    melo is playing great. i dont have the numbers but i bet he has almost 20 pts.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    melo is hitting ALL his free throws, which is more than can be said for “the chosen one”

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    No Melo is being immature. Tell the refs. Thats all he had to do.

  • Bruno

    does anybody knows what was the call on that “tech” or “flagrant” for melo!??!?!
    i really didn’t see anything

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    why did melo get 4 free throws?

  • chintao

    Coach K seems to be employing some sort of bizarre quota. Scoring more gets you to the bench faster. He just subbed 15.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Earl “E.Sneed” Sneed

    Nocioni did something away from the play

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com H to the Izzo

    Scola just got to Melo,as one of my coaches would tell us:”Go hard into your man,make the f*cker hit you,you’ll take him outta his game and you’ll have the advantage”.

  • http://www.nrl.com.au Money Bill Williams

    @tarzan: I dont hate melo, i like his offensive game immensely. I hate that he acts like he has to prove he is hardcore every single minute of the game and his attitude is what i hate, not his game

  • chintao

    Ooops. Right back. Thanks Kzzzzkkzswwkri

  • Lz – Cphfinest3

    If Melo and Scola was to go a it, Melo would be on his ass dreaming about Baltimore in a minute.

  • Bruno

    thanks lebronha!
    some more baby turnovers and forced shots and i start to cheer for lebron-mvp

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    technical foul and shooting foul. Great move by Scola.

  • chintao

    When ‘Melo was guarding Scola, things were manageable. Bosch is getting used.

  • http://www.nrl.com.au Money Bill Williams

    If Melo was in a knife fight, he would use a gun

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    Izoo, I can imagine that in a token Irish accent.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    A Deron Williams sighting!

  • Bruno

    scola is just showing why i wanted him for ROY… complete player crushing any usa player
    beautifully done

  • http://www.mybleedingfingertips.blogspot.com/ Myles Brown

    Yay! Double Digits!

  • riggs

    jamario moon with the missed pass

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    If Melo was in a legitimate boxing match he would use shaved chilli’s on his gloves.

  • Bruno

    dwade is a monster, even being after the whistle

  • chintao

    Coack K appeared to have something stuck in his rectum on that camera shot.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Fuc*ing Wade. Hit the free throws, fool.

  • Pascal

    Can you imagine how great Team USA could be if they could mix their amazing talent with some FIBA’s basketball IQ

  • Bruno

    1st good comment by bill… yay!
    Money Bill Williams says:
    If Melo was in a knife fight, he would use a gun

  • http://www.nrl.com.au Money Bill Williams

    hursty, he couldnt be a boxer, the ring would restrict his getaway

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    argentina is great at undercutting

  • Lz – Cphfinest3

    Exactly Money Bill he would fire it once holding his eyed, throw it away, and do his best Usain Bolt impression.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Funny, Melo plays like 80% of Euro players in the Olympics and he’s considered a bitch. Odd.

  • Bruno

    dwade is just great.
    showing one more time how much better he is than lebron
    hope he has a nice season

  • chintao

    Is the phrase, “Everybody makes a run….” applicable in international play? If not, then we must be watching strictly for highlight material.

  • http://www.keurk.com fly_oh

    it’s over

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Bruno, you lost all credibility by saying D-Wade is better than Lebron. And he’s my boy.

  • chintao

    Memo to USA guards: Delfino likes to shoot the three.

  • Bruno

    too bad that the energy is gone
    that was a funny nice game and its always nice to see a lot of arrogant americans with their tail between their legs

  • chintao

    Chris Paul channeling Skip.

  • http://www.nrl.com.au Money Bill Williams

    @eboy: i didn’t know all euro players ran the break while singing “Im So Hood” in their head

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Wow, they actually called a carry?

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    LMAO

  • chintao

    Anybody wanna’ talk Usain Bolt today? Jamaica set a new world record in the 4×100. Oh wait, the game’s not technically over….

  • Bruno

    well, if you didn’t notice, i’lll give lebron shlt every time i can
    hate the guy, hate his style and specially HATE THE HYPE

  • riggs

    when did we have our tail between our legs exactly?

  • Pascal

    It’s not over, you never know with those hard-nosed Argentinean!

  • chintao

    Minor deduction to the Chinese arena DJ for inappropriate use of “The Final Countdown”.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Why don’t they so assists when they show the stats?

  • Lz – Cphfinest3

    80% of Euro players wouldn’t throw one punch, a weak one at that, and then go running. Melo lost all his street cred in that one sequence. Euro player rarely throw punches, but if they do people come flying. Not the opposite. Anyways I’m out Congrats on the win guys.

  • Bruno

    @riggs… i think you saw your players face when they left for half time, right?
    and i don’t think i saw that!
    did the ref FINALLY called the 3 secs violation on howard?!?!?!
    after 45 possessions… good call.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    so=show

  • chintao

    Coach K with the 3/4 court press, up by 27. Classy.

  • riggs

    @Bruno: compared to the other games where we had the same lead after the half? nah i dont see where youre coming from tbh.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    Argies are p*ssed off at Melo and are taking it out on the refs.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    NICE pass by KB

  • chintao

    @ TADOne ==> It must be because EVERY basket in international ball comes off an assist. For that reason, it is not important to count. Just get a rough estimate by taking the score and dividing by two.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Love the Argentin’s crying about hard contact.

  • chintao

    The doberman lost the scent on that one.

  • http://www.nrl.com.au Money Bill Williams

    ummm. you can guard delfino if you want

  • Pascal

    Ginobili must be hurt really bad… Somewhere in SA, Pop is screaming!!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    I just watched the third quarter at Qdoba. Couple thoughts:

  • Bruno

    you know whats the best part?
    i’m a die hard NBA fan… i love most of the guys in the court, but its always soooooo good to cheer against lebronha and all the hype!!!!
    its so good to have a called-king with no-title-at-all!
    i love to see kobe playing, but i wish he wasn’t there and you guys loosing it again, cause well, lebron and melo already tryied twice and we all know what happened…
    but i gotta show my respect and love for the likes of cp3, dhowie, dwade, kobe, kidd’s history, deron, and well, even sweet-soft bosh…

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    1, Their guacamole is pretty good.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    2, Anyone hating on Jason Kidd’s play on this tournament is missing the point. Every time he touches the ball and doesn’t shoot, he is doing something great for his team.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    3, Unlike my friend Pascal, I cannot vouch for their noses, but their funny looking South American gents with It@lian last names do not go down easily.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Co-sign Jones.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    4, Bruno is totally right. About everything.

  • Michael

    guacamole, isnt that foreign food?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    5, USA will win the goal.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    Or “gold,” if you prefer.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    scola and artest will be great friends

  • http://dyalekt.com d.Y.

    the goal Jones?

  • chintao

    Co-sign Ryan’s assessment of Kidd’s passing tonight. The rest of the tourney? Meh.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    I want them to win the goal.

  • Bruno

    man, if the spaniards play with that kinda heart, they can do it!
    they have more talent and more players than argentina! too bad they don’t have scola instead of gutless gasol.

  • Big Marv

    Just watched most of the game and scola is a bastard, yeah he can score but all those stupid elbows, (here’s looking at ‘Melo) and then there’s all the complaining to the refs. Just don’t like em.
    Comming to think of it, a lot of Nazis fled to Argentina, maybe that explains the dirty play, and the flopping. I’m out like Manu.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    6, The slamonline filter won’t let me use the word “It@lian,” hence the @. Somebody else try it.

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Jones was obviously watching soccer earlier.

  • http://www.nrl.com.au Money Bill Williams

    i like bruno’s use of “dhowie”, is that a waltonism?

  • Michael

    bruno is easily commenter of the day

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    qdoba sucks, chipotle is much better

  • chintao

    Wop

  • http://dyalekt.com d.Y.

    wow… someone just called the Argentinians Nazis….

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    french

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Nope, the filter hates It@lians.

  • chintao

    LOL. Itali@n gets blocked, but not “wop”.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    Well we don’t f*cking have a Chipotle in town, do we Tarzan, you f*cking @sshole.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    ranch

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    thousand island

  • Bruno

    after all that happened, the game was a nice surprise for me
    argentina without ginobili and with oberto and nocioni with limited time on the court… great game.

  • chintao

    Wade looks like the kid who just realized he can dunk now.

  • http://slamonline.com bbfan

    when’s the next game once this game finishes. i’m gonna assume it’s the usa vs. spain

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    idk jones, what poduck town you in? some backwater sh$thole in pa right?

  • http://www.nrl.com.au Money Bill Williams

    Bruno, meet USA 4 LIFE

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    LeBron James, F: 6-11 FG, 5 REB, 2 AST

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    wade is ambitious

  • chintao

    Carbos Loozer off the bench.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    0-2 on fts

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    The town itself is not a sh*thole, Tarzan, but in regards to proximity to the rest of civilization, yeah, we’re not even in the middle of nowhere — we’re like 20 miles away from the middle of nowhere.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    i wish amare was on the team

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    Kobe Bryant, G: 5-14 FG, 2 REB, 1 AST

  • Bruno

    they gave a nice run for USA and well, last time today, where was lebron, the leader on the game that counted???????????
    i’m not saying kobe played well, cause he clearly didn’t, but he is obviously the leader. if you can call someone a redeemer… its clearly former#8.
    by the way, i really hate that kobe changed for #24… i know, i know… that was a long time ago, but just saying…

  • chintao

    Nice try, Carlos. Too bad that you can’t break into the stat line so easily.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    Box score updates brought to you by: Bruno!

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    ok then farmer jones. btw, scola just shoved boozer then drove. i dont know how thats not a foul

  • chintao

    Bruno has been watching Bizzarro-vision.

  • Jackie Moon

    Lebron’s worst game so far. Bad decisions. Kobe’s stat line sucked, but he and Kidd kept USA from repeating history.

  • Lena A.

    Manu must be really hurt to not have come when the were within 9 at halftime.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    PS, the fact that no one either bothered to click on the SI.com live blog to see Andy Kaufman’s picture, or did but didn’t bother to comment on my comment regarding Andy Kaufman’s basketball blogging, really bothers me.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    what about the one everyone loves to hate jones? melo is the man

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    Why Jones?

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    i hope prince dunks on somebody against spain, really badly.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    Carmelo Anthony, F: 3-14 FG, 4 REB, 0 AST

  • chintao

    LOL. Sorry, Ryan. The reference was too esoteric for me. Care to explain yourself now?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    Hursty: Because that sh*t was hilarious.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    nobody wants to give melo credit? not only for all those free throws and 3s, but for hitting the bully

  • Jackie Moon

    Everyone’s going to act like the US lost this one, like they should have won by 30. What happened to “respect your opponents”? Argentina played well, but the US still beat them by 20.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Ryan Jones

    No. Aquemini just came up on iTunes. Perfect segue for me to be out.

  • Jackie Moon

    @Tarzan – yes, Melo had his best game of the Olympics.

  • http://slamonline.com Lang Whitaker

    I’m closing this post. If you want to keep talking it out, please join us here:
    http://slamonline.com/online/2008/08/links-team-usa-101-argentina-81/

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