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Redeem team delivers.

Kobe comes up with clutch plays in a close game in 15 consecutive points !
Olympics at the best. Crowd was chanting "USA USA" in the last few minutes
when the US finally pulled ahead for good.

Anyone else watching the live coverage ? If not, you missed a great game !

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^^^guess not.
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Delivering on LeBron's Guarantee - TIME

Spain, the defending world champion, had already suffered its humiliation, a 37-point loss to the Americans in the preliminaries. James, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade: the Americans just had too much. Most fans expected another yawner.

Instead, they got a thriller. The eleven-point final margin belies the true fervor — and pleasure — of that last game, a true test for Team U.S.A. Both countries made a series of head-scratching shots, clutch three pointers, and pretty passes. "It will probably go down in history as one of the greatest Olympic games ever," James says. No argument here. After the game, he recounted the twists of the fourth quarter. Spain rallies, the U.S. gives itself some breathing room, another Spain comeback, more huge plays from the Americans. "I'm kind of crazy cause I'm watching the game all over again in my head," he told reporters. "The intensity of the game was unbelievable. I think you guys felt the intensity, so if you guys felt it, you know how crazy it was for us."
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Throughout the tournament, Bryant expertly adapted his game to the international style. He'd often get to the rim, and force the defense to collapse around him. Instead of forcing a shot, he'd find an open shooter around the three-point line, and flip the ball to him. "Everyone wants to talk about NBA players as selfish, as arrogant," Bryant says. "What you saw was a team today." With three minutes left, Spain cut the U.S. lead to five, but Bryant sank another three as Fernandez fouled him. Four point play. He put finger over his mouth: shush up, critics. Ugly Americanism? Not here. With so much at stake for Team U.S.A., you can excuse a little celebration.

And understand the team's feelings of vindication. The medal is especially precious for James. In Athens, he was a clueless kid who never got off the bench.
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Rapists and felons.
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That's a bit harsh.

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milfun's been raggin' on every other athletic discipline for two weeks, the majority of his criticisms unwarranted. Now he cums on himself, gushing like a fanboi for a bunch of overpaid felons and rapists.


Based on a first-of-its-kind investigation into the criminal histories of 177 NBA players from the 2001#150;2002 season, Out of Bounds shows that an alarming four out of every ten NBA players have a police record involving a serious crime. They are All-Stars and they are journeymen, involved in crimes ranging from armed robbery to domestic violence to gun possession to rape.


Amazon.com: Out of Bounds: Inside the NBA's Culture of Rape, Violence, and Crime: Jeff Benedict: Books


I doubt very seriously those numbers have dropped in the intervening years given the monetary gains the league and owner's continued blind eye would foster.
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That's a bit harsh.
Sad to say, it's not inaccurate. The generality may be a bit broad, but not too much so. When the prevalence of that behavior reaches the saturation seen in the NBA, it's pretty clear the culture tacitly facilitates it by approving and allowing it.

4 out of 10 employees, if that's the stat, do not keep their jobs anywhere else in America with the criminal records these guys have. It's one reason why I don't like watching the NBA much anymore...that and nobody plays defense anymore.
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milfun's been raggin' on every other athletic discipline for two weeks, the majority of his criticisms unwarranted.
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Someone's really taking it to heart my ragging on his favorite Olympic sport - rhythmic synchronised men's water gymnastics.
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