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Postby GloveGuy on Mon Dec 09, 2002 1:05 pm

With the Olympic qualifiers this summer, who would you invite to play for Team USA?
PGs: GP and Jason Kidd
SGs: T-Mac, KB8, A.I., and MJ(leadership, experience)
SFs:(real SFs, I don't like the West All-Star Team with two PFs in the lineup)Antoine Walker and Grant Hill
PFs: Tim Duncan and KG
C: Ben Wallace and Jermaine O'Neal(no reason to invite Shaq)
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Postby Chris Ma on Mon Dec 09, 2002 1:40 pm

for me, if i can pick anyone one from any team, the team will like this:

PG: Jason Kidd, Gary Payton
SG: Tracy McGrady, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant
SF: Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce
PF: Tim Duncan, Elton Brand
C: Ben Wallace, Jermaine O'Neal, Shaq O'Neal

i pick shaq and kobe because they are good players, though i don't like them.
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Postby Clinton on Mon Dec 09, 2002 5:18 pm

Centres-Shaq and Jermaine O'Neal
Power Forwards-Tim Duncan and Chris Webber
Small Forwards-Antoine Walker, Shawn Marion and Grant Hill
Shooting Guards-Kobe Bryant, Tracy McGrady and Paul Pierce
Point Guards-Jason Kidd and Gary Payton
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Re: USA Team

Postby bishibashiboy on Mon Dec 09, 2002 7:33 pm

gloveguy wrote:With the Olympic qualifiers this summer, who would you invite to play for Team USA?
PGs: GP and Jason Kidd
SGs: T-Mac, KB8, A.I., and MJ(leadership, experience)
SFs:(real SFs, I don't like the West All-Star Team with two PFs in the lineup)Antoine Walker and Grant Hill
PFs: Tim Duncan and KG
C: Ben Wallace and Jermaine O'Neal(no reason to invite Shaq)

why wouldn't you invite shaq?..i'd place him over Ben Wallace...he was completely exposed in the world championships because he couldn't hit a shot..his D is good..granted..but overall Shaq is a much better fit.
I'd pick Chris Webber over Antoine Walker too..Webber plays nothing like a PF and is more of a SF so he doesn't fit your "PF in SF role"...Walker jacks up too many threes.
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Postby unstoppable on Tue Dec 10, 2002 3:03 am

Yo gloveguy, who's dat chick in ur profile and how can i get her or more pics of her? :D
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Postby mkool8 on Tue Dec 10, 2002 3:31 am

I would pick:

C Shaq, Wallace
PF Duncan, Webber, Garnett (i could play KG as SF)
SF T'Mac, Pierce
SG Kobe, AI, Ray Allen
PG Kidd, Payton

The lineups will change depending on the opponent.

(I think that's Jennifer Lopez on the picture)
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Postby _marsal on Tue Dec 10, 2002 6:31 am

my lineup'd be:

C: Shaq and Jermaine O'Neal
PF: T.Duncan and C- Webb
SF: K. Garnett and G. Hill
SG: T- Mac, Reggie and MJ (these two would have the leadership)
PG: J. Kidd, G. Payton and B. Davis
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Postby GloveGuy on Tue Dec 10, 2002 7:59 am

I think I heard that Shaq said that he wouldn't play if Larry Brown was coaching.

Pierce won't get invited because of his play and attitude in the World Championships last summer.

Ya it is J. Lo. I got the pic off of mtv.com but if you got Kazaa than you could probaby find some that are better.
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Postby Clinton on Tue Dec 10, 2002 9:44 am

I think I heard that Shaq said that he wouldn't play if Larry Brown was coaching.


Yeah, I heard that too. Must be all the trash Brown was talking about Shaq in the Finals two seasons back. He was on Shaq's case after every game, talking about how he commits so many offensive fouls and that he stands in the key for over 5 seconds every trip down the floor. Although it could be just cause Shaq destroyed the Sixers.
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Postby bishibashiboy on Tue Dec 10, 2002 11:56 am

I bet Shaq would still play..i think he was probably just saying that to pressure the people that chose the coach to pick phil jackson instead
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Postby Clinton on Tue Dec 10, 2002 12:27 pm

Well it didn't work. I hope he does play do we can see him destroy the rest of the worlds frontcourts. Team USA would not lose with Shaq in.
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Postby jimmy_da_nail on Wed Dec 11, 2002 8:08 am

Heres my lineup

Center: Shaq,
Power Forward: Duncan, Webber, J. O'Neal
Small Forward: Grant Hill, Garnett. V. Carter
Shooting Guard: McGrady, Bryant, R. Miller
Point: Kidd, Payton

Starting Five: Shaq, Duncan, Grant Hill, McGrady, Kidd

Hill starts over KG cos' he'll gel the team better without having to score. Has got excellent handling, court vision, distribution skills for his pos.

Duncan, O'Neal, and poss. Garnett can cover Shaq at C

Vinsanity gets in on his long range shooting ability and oh yeah....I heard he had some hops or somethin (Sorry Paul Pierce)

Webber can alternate between SF and PF, he has the versatility.

Reggie Miller is the token old guy in the team, MJ would be nice but we all know he ain't gonna play again for Team USA even if he was asked to. Reggie is also the guy you need when the game is on the line and you need a big shot. The others are good but Reggie owns the clutch.

McGrady starts cos' hes just playing the best right now.

Kidd starts to help establish the lead and rhythm, Payton comes on to make sure the lead is kept, and put on defensive stops.

Shaq....yeah well Shaq is Shaq.

This team represents enough skill and talent to kick the rest of the world right up the pooper no matter whether the starters or bench are on court.
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Postby Clinton on Mon Dec 16, 2002 4:13 pm

Who does everyone think will be the contenders come the Olympics. Does anyone think that anyone will give them trouble even if they send the real best players?
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Postby Scary Hedo on Mon Dec 16, 2002 7:16 pm

c shaq, jermaine o'neal and ben wallace
pf tim duncan and chris webber
sf kevin garnett and paul pierce
sg kobe bryant, vince carter and t-mac
pg jason kidd and gary payton

starting 5
c Shaq
pf Tim Duncan
sf Kevin Garnett
sg Tracy McGrady
pg Jason Kidd
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Postby Rens on Mon Dec 16, 2002 10:46 pm

C - Dan Gadzuric
PF - Francisco Elson
doesn't matter who play PG, SG, SF.. nobody can stop this team
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Postby Clinton on Tue Dec 17, 2002 4:11 pm

What about Tinsley as your starting point guard too :D
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Postby emadhn15 on Wed Dec 18, 2002 9:15 am

C Shaq, Wallace
PF Garnett (i could play KG as SF)
SF Pierce
SG Vince Carter, Kobe, AI,
PG Kidd, Payton
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Postby Tyus Edney's Agent on Wed Dec 18, 2002 11:24 am

Speaking of the us team iverson wants to play in 2004 post your thoughts
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Postby Clinton on Wed Dec 18, 2002 11:33 am

I don't think it would be the best move to put Iverson in. Don't get me wrong he is a great player, but the game that he plays does not fit in with what Team USA has to do. There are better players ahead of him too with TMac and Kobe both playing and Kidd and Payton sure to get the point guard spots
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Postby Tyus Edney's Agent on Wed Dec 18, 2002 11:47 am

The only problem i can see with iverson playing is his style of play. He is used to being the go to guy and on a team full of superstar i don't know how well he will do in that eniviroment.

Second thing, Larry Brown is the coach of the 2004 olympic team, so in theory in theory Iverson will likely blame Brown for not being on the team which would likely start some fistacuffs.

Third, this is what makes things interesting Brown, although he is the head coach, has no influenence on the selection of the players. Hopefully this is all worked out and we don't have to hear about AI's relationship with Larry Brown
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Postby Rens on Wed Dec 18, 2002 7:47 pm

Clinton wrote:What about Tinsley as your starting point guard too :D

But Tinsley's not Dutch, so he can't.
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Postby Clinton on Thu Dec 19, 2002 8:50 am

Oh, is that your Dutch team. Wondered why I had never heard of Francisco Elson :)
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