Re: Crazy West Typical Ainge Type Player
posted at 9/3/2010 1:42 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Crazy West Typical Ainge Type Player
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Crazy West Typical Ainge Type Player : First of all, Brazil is NOT tiny, it's just your knowledge of Brazil that is (and your apparent unwillingness to do any homework before embarrassing yourself with an easily refutable statement). The square area of Brazil is approximately 3.3 million square miles. The area of the United States is 3.54 million square miles. This includes the 656k square miles of Alaska. What that means is that the contiguous 48 states is smaller than "tiny" Brazil. Population-wise, Brazil has 192M people, we have 305M. So, we're about 50% bigger. If that's what matters, then why didn't the Soviet Union ever beat us? They had far more people and invested richly in the development of their Olympic athletes. It's because your style isn't winning basketball. Secondly, if the great offensive players play overseas and a heavily offensive oriented style is winning basketball, then USA should get wiped out in the first round. Right? Or will you have a new excuse already prepared for when they don't? The "thug" ball you refer to completely dismantled your international idols in the Olympics by an average margin of victory of 43.8 points. Playing international rules, on an international court, with international referees. Not one NBA ref in the bunch. This is the purest form of competition between your preferred style of play vs the NBA style and your style got humiliated. Bob Brannum and Jim Luscotoff were enforcers on the old Celtics. Funny how you keep forgetting about them. Guess having an accurate memory doesn't help you prove your point. Paul Silas was the Celtics' enforcer in the '70s, the era you adore. Remember him? Dave Cowens famously ran across the court just to two-arm blast Mike Newlin of the Rockets into the 3rd row. I was there for that game and saw it. Cowens was a notoriously physical player who detested floppers (or as you would call them, "european superstars") and that's why he paid Newlin back. Newlin flopped twice on him, getting two very weak charging fouls on Dave Cowens (our Celtic "thug") and Cowens let him know that was not real basketball. That was in '76, your Celtic paradise era. In '73, the guy who did that to Newlin was the NBA MVP. As far as tattoos go, that's a generational thing. I know a young doctor who has one. I'd never use the word "thug" to describe him, but maybe you would. "Hack ball" is the new euphemism for defense, which you scorn and demean. btw, how many state championships have your teams won using your style? Let's hear a number. Or is your league run by thugs too, and that's why you haven't won?
Posted by bobheckler[/QUOTE]
You do know that 70% of the population in Brazil lives in poverty or the Rain Forest and have no access to playing hoop.In the USA most people play hoop .AAU ,Rec Center leagues, church leagues, and school leagues.
Cowens played physical but had a great offensive game,I hope your not comparing Perkins skill level to Cowens? I don't mind players who play defense as long as they have some offensive skills,what I hate is allowing players who stink at basketball to play just because they can hack and slow down a good offensive player.
The US has lost in the World games over and over why? because US players lack basic skills like shooting and passing.Prime example is Rondo the brick layer.
I like fast break ball you like slow down beat your man up ball.
The NBA is working behind the scenes to make the game faster and with less fouls and more scoring and Danny and fans like you keep bringing back thug ball.Let the thug ball die.