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Re: U.S.A. Olympic Basketball
« Reply #435 on: August 07, 2021, 12:32:56 AM »

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A m8 was saying "The team with the most Kevin Durants will win."

I don't think that's flawed thinking at the moment.

Re: U.S.A. Olympic Basketball
« Reply #436 on: August 07, 2021, 12:34:35 AM »

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Tatum didnít embrace a flag like everyone else

Re: U.S.A. Olympic Basketball
« Reply #437 on: August 07, 2021, 12:36:20 AM »

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Tatum looks every bit as tall as KD out there. Hair may have something to do with it, but he can't be but an inch, inch and a half or so shorter than him.

Heís definitely grown an inch or two since coming into the league. Heís not 6í8Ē anymore.

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« Reply #438 on: August 07, 2021, 12:36:26 AM »

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A m8 was saying "The team with the most Kevin Durants will win."

I don't think that's flawed thinking at the moment.
Sometimes itís just good to have a Kevin Durant.

Re: U.S.A. Olympic Basketball
« Reply #439 on: August 07, 2021, 12:37:47 AM »

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A m8 was saying "The team with the most Kevin Durants will win."

I don't think that's flawed thinking at the moment.

Sometimes itís just good to have a Kevin Durant.

Aye. And fact is, USA had 1 more Kevin Durants than France did. So hey.

Re: U.S.A. Olympic Basketball
« Reply #440 on: August 07, 2021, 12:38:13 AM »

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Tatum didnít embrace a flag like everyone else

They didnít give him one. There were a limited number given out. I donít think we need to read anything into it  :angel:
Any odd typos are because I suck at typing on an iPhone :D

Re: U.S.A. Olympic Basketball
« Reply #441 on: August 07, 2021, 12:39:29 AM »

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Tatum didnít embrace a flag like everyone else

They didnít give him one. There were a limited number given out. I donít think we need to read anything into it  :angel:

Only in America.

Anyway - one more fun sounding matchup left.

Slovenia vs Australia for the bronze!

I'm super keen for this one.

Re: U.S.A. Olympic Basketball
« Reply #442 on: August 07, 2021, 12:42:35 AM »

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With JTís offensive performance this past season and leapfrogging his Olympic teammates as the 2nd leading scorer for the tournament, he is going to be entrenching himself in the top 10 player this upcoming season. Once he shores up his handle, heís going to be a Top 5 player.

Defeating KD and the Nets will be a tall task, but Iím glad that Brad is fully embracing a strong defensive identity by collecting excellent defensive players. Combine JT, the defense, and Brown being a Top 20-30 player and I am bullish on the Cís making another Conference Finals run.
With 2 top 20 scorers that are all around players still improving, an elite defense, youth, experience, and veteran leadership, we have all of the ingredients of a contender. In a 7 game series, I like our chances against any team including Milwaukee.

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« Reply #443 on: August 07, 2021, 12:56:01 AM »

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With JTís offensive performance this past season and leapfrogging his Olympic teammates as the 2nd leading scorer for the tournament, he is going to be entrenching himself in the top 10 player this upcoming season. Once he shores up his handle, heís going to be a Top 5 player.

Defeating KD and the Nets will be a tall task, but Iím glad that Brad is fully embracing a strong defensive identity by collecting excellent defensive players. Combine JT, the defense, and Brown being a Top 20-30 player and I am bullish on the Cís making another Conference Finals run.

Agreed. This is going to boost his confidence even more. Brooklyn Will be tough for a year or two, but Iím really glad that JT is a decade younger than KD. His time will come.
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« Reply #444 on: August 07, 2021, 01:24:33 AM »

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Thought Tatum deserved more PT. He was clearly playing well, but saw only 21 minutes.

FRA was built to beat us.

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« Reply #445 on: August 07, 2021, 01:30:03 AM »

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Tatum didnít embrace a flag like everyone else

he did, he wrapped himself in it

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« Reply #447 on: August 07, 2021, 09:26:39 AM »

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A m8 was saying "The team with the most Kevin Durants will win."

I don't think that's flawed thinking at the moment.

Sometimes itís just good to have a Kevin Durant.

Aye. And fact is, USA had 1 more Kevin Durants than France did. So hey.
I KD the face of this team now?  He's had 4 outstanding Gold Medal performances in a row.  Taking over for Carmelo.

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« Reply #448 on: August 07, 2021, 09:38:06 AM »

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With JTís offensive performance this past season and leapfrogging his Olympic teammates as the 2nd leading scorer for the tournament, he is going to be entrenching himself in the top 10 player this upcoming season. Once he shores up his handle, heís going to be a Top 5 player.

Defeating KD and the Nets will be a tall task, but Iím glad that Brad is fully embracing a strong defensive identity by collecting excellent defensive players. Combine JT, the defense, and Brown being a Top 20-30 player and I am bullish on the Cís making another Conference Finals run.

Defense helps, but our shooting is really an issue, and weíve done nothing to improve the bench.


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« Reply #449 on: August 07, 2021, 10:21:02 AM »

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With JTís offensive performance this past season and leapfrogging his Olympic teammates as the 2nd leading scorer for the tournament, he is going to be entrenching himself in the top 10 player this upcoming season. Once he shores up his handle, heís going to be a Top 5 player.

Defeating KD and the Nets will be a tall task, but Iím glad that Brad is fully embracing a strong defensive identity by collecting excellent defensive players. Combine JT, the defense, and Brown being a Top 20-30 player and I am bullish on the Cís making another Conference Finals run.

Defense helps, but our shooting is really an issue, and weíve done nothing to improve the bench.

Worry about that later! For now one of the Celtics is a Gold medalist! Celebrate that! ;D