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turns out they are a lot better than us at this sport.
don't really understand the jargon though.
also what is bunting in baseball?
where instead of swinging for the ball you hold it still and let the ball bounces of the bat. Generally only pitchers do this because they're more interested in being able to throw a ball really fast than swing with a heavy bat. The idea is that it bounces off in an awkward position that's difficult to return.
but still had a bit of a jog to score at every interception.
Would've loved to have been there.
think the only time gb managed to keep up was in the second, but fuck how are you meant to beat a team like that?
was fun to watch though.
USA have an incredible, incredible squad. Spain are like the only team with a chance and even they've got Ricky Rubio injured
he should apply some of that enthusiasm to games that matter
not playoffs right enough :P
Last time i knew anything about basketball, Charles Barclay was still playing
so they can play a bit, aye
are injured, and they had no problem filling those gaps with other amazing talents.
I don't know who any of them are
Or are basketballers not the international superstars that they once were? Or do i just know fuck all about basketball anymore? It's the second one isn't it.
even if you don't watch basketball I would have thought people would know who they are
Mad love for Kevin Durant.
when he wins a title (and he will) he will become a mega-star. Right now it works to his advantage that he's relatively under the radar compared to Kobe or Lebron
The guy is so cool though. You ever seen interviews with him?
There's also that video on YouTube where he plays flag football with a load of college kids because they tweeted him and offered to pick him up. He scored 7 touchdowns or something silly but they got disqualified as he wasn't a registered player :D Can you imagine Lebron doing that?
aside from reading the sporting money lists you'd have to be specifically seeking out the NBA news to have any real awareness, doesn't seem like the celebrity factor has had much impact over here
like bands you think of as being really huge yet the guy in the street has never heard of them.
even my mum knows who kobe bryant is though! :)
like back then you didn't have to specifically seek out NBA news to know who people like Barclay, Rodman and Ewing were.
I can still probably name a dozen players from the 90s, compared to just one from this year
like Michael Jordan was the best player ever and part of one of the best teams ever. Everyone knew who the Chicago Bulls were in the 90's because they/he won 6 titles in 7 years or whatever it was. He elevated the game onto an international level pretty much single-handedly.
And then there was Space Jam.
also this thread is making me want to play NBA Jam again
it's got Bill Motherfucking Murray in it!
(and is also a weird self-humiliating joke on Jordan's part re: the baseball stuff)
can't think of another current player that i can name
so there you go.
Watching hilarious USA v GB basketball game. LeBron, Kobe, Durant etc versus five guys who look as if they've come from Benidorm on Easyjet.
It was great, men against boys though.
Anthony Davis looks very good
Has he shaved the monobrow off yet?
THEY'RE WELL LONG!
DID YOU SEE JAMES HARDEN'S TEETH?