Monday, September 7th, 2009 at 9:30 am  |  13 responses

Leandro Barbosa Helps Brazil Win Gold

LB ran circles around Puerto Rico, and brought home shiny hardware for his country: “Leandro Barbosa did not have to return to playing for Brazil this weekend, having already led his national team to a 2010 World Championship berth by helping it win its first six games in the FIBA Americas Championship. But his weekend effort was as valuable as the gold he now holds. After sitting out Brazil’s final two quarterfinal round games, Barbosa returned to lead Brazil in scoring twice again. Barbosa posted 22 points in Saturday’s semifinal win against Canada and added 24 points in Sunday night’s gold medal game victory against host Puerto Rico.”

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  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    Leandro Barbosa is the man. THE. MAN.

  • LeoneL

    “LB ran circles around Puerto Rico” literally.

  • Sarah

    Good for him. I’ve always liked Leandro. Wish Pop could’ve found some way to keep him but oh well.

  • D-Rose-For-MVP

    wish he can do more for the suns and let nash take some rests but LB is crazy.

  • duncan21

    Barbosa is a speed demon with that ball!

  • Mark

    Ya Canada got to the semis! Without Dalembert or Nash. Whoopie!

  • Teddy-the-Bear

    Man, Canada needs a new coach. Nothing personal, Leo.

  • JoeMaMa

    Teddy, I kind of agree with you, seeing how Dave Smart is the real brains behind that team, and I don’t even know if he’s still around.
    But we qualified when we thought we wouldn’t. I have to give it up a little to Rautins for that. BUT, I remain skeptical.

  • Sam

    work. he is what brazil needed

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Leandrenoh will explode next season for the suns. EX. PLODE.

  • LeoneL

    cosign Dacre…especially with the Suns’ return to the run and gun system. A sleeper in fantasy bball?

    btw, do Slam regular play fantasy basketball?

  • http://www.facebook.com mat smith

    one of my fave players in the NBA, great work ethic and temperament, good guy.

  • queazy

    Dime’s website had a picture of Barbosa’s wife, who is like the Brazilian version of Glenn Rice’s wife.