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R.D. Mangles
Jan 10, 2004




The FIBA World Cup is underway in China. The United States is sending a group of unheralded scrubs and Boston Celtics against a bunch of chumps. Still, there are some absolute stars on the stage: MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo is playing for Greece, Nikola Jokic is playing for Serbia, Spain has Marc Gasol, Rickey Rubio and former Blazers Superstar Rudy Fernandez, and the Czech Republic has future MVP Tomas Satoransky. Unfortunately, Slovenia didn't make it so no Luka and Finland is not there so Lauri Markkanen can be In The Building in Chicago. Here's what the groups look like






Games are on ESPN+

R.D. Mangles fucked around with this message at 13:51 on Sep 1, 2019

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R.D. Mangles
Jan 10, 2004




Sato rules

R.D. Mangles
Jan 10, 2004




giannis is going to destroy the US

Dexo
Aug 15, 2009

For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.


Sato looks really loving good

R.D. Mangles
Jan 10, 2004




if anyone knows about cool non-NBA guys on these teams, post it here and I'll put it in the OP.

R.D. Mangles
Jan 10, 2004




one of the great moral failings of the united states is our failure to send more than one lopez brother to the world cup

Dexo
Aug 15, 2009

For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.


R.D. Mangles posted:

one of the great moral failings of the united states is our failure to send more than one lopez brother to the world cup

Can't have two Lopez bros.

You don't want to cause an international incident when they confront eachother.

R.D. Mangles
Jan 10, 2004




Dexo posted:

Can't have two Lopez bros.

You don't want to cause an international incident when they confront eachother.

Felicio put up 13 boards in a win over NZ

Stevie Lee
Oct 8, 2007


my boy
https://twitter.com/NBA/status/1168091121848934400?s=09

Smorgasbord
Jun 18, 2004

Our review identified changes needed to be made and, in Stephen, we have a coach who has a reputation for demanding the highest standards.


New Zealand did reasonably well just to qualify, it's a shame Steven Adams has bad blood with Basketball NZ from back in the day. Still remember the glory days of 2003(?) where we finished ahead of USA.

edit: 2002, we came 4th, USA were 6th.

Smorgasbord fucked around with this message at 08:39 on Sep 2, 2019

Stevie Lee
Oct 8, 2007


U.S. vs Turkey at 8:30 this morning
https://twitter.com/usabasketball/status/1168754247233626112?s=19

bump_fn
Apr 12, 2004



watching thanasis get super psyched when his brother pulls off a good play and vice versa is so good and wholesome

bump_fn
Apr 12, 2004



greece get your poo poo together

R.D. Mangles
Jan 10, 2004




Well this does not look good for the USA

R.D. Mangles
Jan 10, 2004




Lmao joe harris shoving people

R.D. Mangles
Jan 10, 2004




Absolutely cackling every time a sub comes in for this US team. Joe Harris. Harrison barnes. Lmao why not send Arcidiacono.

tanglewood1420
Oct 28, 2010

The importance of this mission cannot be overemphasized


Myles Turner making Korkmaz look like Kyrie in pick and roll

R.D. Mangles
Jan 10, 2004




Maybe the USA should have sent a person who can make a 3

bump_fn
Apr 12, 2004



ne mutlu Türküm diyene!

tanglewood1420
Oct 28, 2010

The importance of this mission cannot be overemphasized


It would be really cool if the USA had a disaster of a tournament losing three or four games and only gets bronze or something, but I would feel bad for Pop and how it would kinda tarnish his legacy (a little).

That said they still have the deepest and overall most talented roster at the tournament, so they should win and if they don't it has to be on him and the coaching staff.

bump_fn
Apr 12, 2004



:d2a:

R.D. Mangles
Jan 10, 2004




Lmao owned

tanglewood1420
Oct 28, 2010

The importance of this mission cannot be overemphasized


That Illyasova drive and layup was sick

e: good job going small and Illyasova gets a putpack in the post against... Joe Harris?

R.D. Mangles
Jan 10, 2004




death to america

R.D. Mangles
Jan 10, 2004




Hahahahaha.

Tatum is going to miss here.

R.D. Mangles
Jan 10, 2004




Bailed out, gently caress that.

bump_fn
Apr 12, 2004



flopping like this is football wtf

watch him miss

R.D. Mangles
Jan 10, 2004




Tatum choked

R.D. Mangles
Jan 10, 2004




Someone check on Pop.

tanglewood1420
Oct 28, 2010

The importance of this mission cannot be overemphasized


Kemba the only US player not shook. Everyone else bricking shots and throwing the ball away

bump_fn
Apr 12, 2004



jason taters

tanglewood1420
Oct 28, 2010

The importance of this mission cannot be overemphasized


Myles Turner has been absolute rear end switching on the perimeter on the pick and roll.

R.D. Mangles
Jan 10, 2004




What a loving choke.

bump_fn
Apr 12, 2004



R.D. Mangles posted:

What a loving choke.

its hilarious

tanglewood1420
Oct 28, 2010

The importance of this mission cannot be overemphasized


R.D. Mangles posted:

What a loving choke.

Both teams shook out of their rear end

bump_fn
Apr 12, 2004



tanglewood1420 posted:

Both teams shook out of their rear end

seriously what were those freethrows jfc

Jota
May 6, 2003

uga-booga uga-booga

donovan mitchell did everything in his power to lose that game. even got creative with with the rim interference.

turkey told him to hold their beer and watch this though.

R.D. Mangles
Jan 10, 2004




Unbelievable choke at the line by Turkey.

tanglewood1420
Oct 28, 2010

The importance of this mission cannot be overemphasized


Jota posted:

donovan mitchell did everything in his power to lose that game. even got creative with with the rim interference.

turkey told him to hold their beer and watch this though.

I only watched from the start of the fourth quarter on, but during that time Mitchell and Turner were both atrocious. Like, really really bad.

Kemba and Tatum carried them.

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R.D. Mangles
Jan 10, 2004




what a disgrace all around, no respect for turkey who should have iced this crap team, serbia will urn them to hamburger if they get that far

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