2012 London Olympics Thread

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  1. Money

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    Lebron looks like he's playin PG but guards the Gasols
     
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    Thats how its been the whole tourney..............he has been pretty much nothing but a distributor on offense (leading them assists at about 7 a game) and then goes down the other end and guards at the very least the 2nd biggest player on the other team.

    Testament to him and how his skills and physicality can mask the lack of bigs on the US team.
     
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    Then if it's close, he takes over the game in the 4rth quarter.
     
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    The top/middle of Spain's zone is a huge problem right now..............all good things for the US are coming from open shots at the top of the key or penetration straight down the middle through the zone.

    Still, really glad its competitive and still close...............no snooze fest blow out.

    Also, f*cking refs who seemingly have never watched a game of basketball before, are favouring Spain heavily in my eyes.............as was the case against us.
     
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    Definitely calling every little ticky tack.

    Don't think we've seen Hardin in the game yet.
     
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    Nope, not a second............and I cant see why.

    I mean you understand Davis not coming in but not a guy who could open these guys up and create even more open shots.

    Ref's are still ridiculous, play after play.

    Ohh and one more thing..............is there a SINGLE play, rebound, score, drop step, block, bump or any touch on Pau............that does not make him scream like the pussy little bitch he is??? drives me nuts. :evil:
     
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    On another wide open lane to the hoop for the US, my man John Amaechi says =

    :lol:
     
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    Did anyone see the boxing final I was so proud od Anthony Joshua winning the gold in the super heavyweight boxing, admit i got a lump in my throat when he was announced champion,what a dude :rock:
     
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    Missed it man................but a nice last gold medal to finish the greatest ever games for GB.

    Its all gone so quick, crazy.
     
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    I have to say that the Brits were very impressive in the Olympics this year, so to our British friends on this site congrats! Huge Olympics for the home team...you should be very proud!
     
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    Great 4th quarter for the USA and a clutch performance under a ton of pressure for the American team...Congrats on the Gold medal!

    But I have to add that it was a very impressive showing by the Spaniards. To see that many white guy's play so well against the best team in the world is an inspiration for all of us disadvantaged white hoops players :lol:
     
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    Seeing as I probably wont have the Olympics in my home town again................am heading up today to catch some para action!

    Got given some tickets (couldnt afford the the regular ones and probably couldnt afford these either) so we are going up there and are just going to take in the Olympic sites, catch some wheelchair basketball and maybe some athletics in the Olympic park.

    Should be fun, then we are off to see a Damien Hirst exhibition later...............anyone ever heard of him? well, if not, you will after I post pics. ;)
     
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    that should be cool. lets us know how it was. I have not heard of Damien Hirst
     
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    Good wheelchair basketball is pretty impressive stuff, and fun to watch imho. Let us know how it goes Bigs.
     
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    Loooooooooooong ass day, just got home 10 minutes ago, so that was 13 hours door to door..............will tell all tomorrow.
     
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    Well, must say, really impressed with the whole day yesterday..............was a really great day, even with lots of walking and a long ass travel time.

    In buying the "day passes" which werent actually cheaper than they should have been, it just meant that we had access to the Olympic park and then had to chance getting into individual events................and to be honest, I would have been PISSED if I had bought tickets for individual events! cuz we got into 3 different sports all for the price of $15!

    We arrived at the site via a newly installed high speed train from the main hub train station of London, HAD to pass through a huge newly built Westfield (yes, we are becoming more Americanized every day) and then into the park from there................once in, we walked over to the basketball arena (which was about a 20 minute walk from where the Olympic stadium was) and waited for when they said seats were available for people with our kind of tickets where available...............which they were.

    So caught the end of one game and the half of another (we left at the half as the music and "entertainment" was driving us mad.............its like they cant possibly have a MOMENT without music or some kid of ear bursting crap going on) then we head over to the tennis courts and saw a very quick game as the girl beat the hell of the other 6-0, 6-0..............I swear, she could give a lot of the able bodied players a run for their money, the power she got was incredible and about 10x that of the other girl.

    Then we headed over to another indoor area for the best sport of the day..................Goalball!..............never heard of it before but read some stuff and sounded interesting. Basically, it is for partially/fully blinded athletes but all of them are blindfolded so as not to advantage those that are partially sighted..............its on a 3 qtr sized basketball court I would say, and you have 3 players who defend a goal with the offensive team throwing a ball with bells inside at the goal, if you block it from going in, you take over and hurl it back at them and it goes back and forth from there.

    Was really fun to watch, not only as it was incredible how much they were able to "see" the ball and block but it was very fast paced and the best part was that the WHOLE crowd had to remain silent whilst the ball was in play (which could for 5+ minutes at a time) to enable the players to hear the ball without interference.

    Overall, even with the long travel, it was a very fun and worth while day..............congrats to my home town for organising and putting on a great games!
     

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