Friday, September 01, 2006

All Hail Our New Greek Rulers...
FIBA World Chip Coverage 2006

The Greeks put a hurtin' on CarWadeBron and Team USA this morning, turning a 12-point deficit in the second quarter to a 14-point lead by the third, eventually winning the contest 101-95. It was complete and utter domination... but not the NBA kind, more like watching that team of old Hoosier-looking white men who would always beat your high school team in summer league games. Yea, you can run on them, dunk on them, but in the end they just keep doing that pick and roll over and over, and they can't miss a damn shot. That kind of domination is infuriating and that's what CarWadeBron got... and a little dance to wash it down.

But the only thing we really gleaned from all this, and by we I mean we Globetrotter guys, is that Vassy Spoons is looking all right... lit up Team USA with 22 pts... yep... he's looking all right now... yep... mm-hmm.

You think the International world doesn't still love to stick it to the nasty Americans? Here's a quote from former Greek star, Panayiotis Fasoulas, about what the win means to Greece:
This is the biggest thing we've ever done. The Americans are the most talented players but we have a better team. Right now we're the best in the world. Beating the U.S. is more important than the final.
In the other semi-final, Spain narrowly beat Argentina 75-74 as Andres Nocioni missed a last second winner in the corner. This could have been considered an upset, too, though both teams admit they looked very evenly matched... which is more than you could say about the U.S. and Greece.

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