Live Blog USA vs. Spain Men’s Basketball Gold Medal Game

Hmmmm, let me see here. How should I pump this? There’s not much else to say but Spain is going to get that ass busted. No future in your frontin’ folks. All of that imbecile media programming ya got going on in that head of yours is about to get blasted out of your psyche like it should have a long time ago. This team can’t even beat themselves. Their poor free throw and inconsistent three point shooting has still led to 20 point blowouts. Flash is making hey you look at me plays before the opposition knows what the crowd is cheering about. They’re stunned for a reason. They are stunned because this team has the athleticism of say the biggest and baddest Liger in existence. You want to watch it perform, but you’re scared as hell as well.

USA 127, Spain 87.

Oh Oh. LeBron from three from the gate? Yess!

Gasol comes back with the one handed palm plus the foul. Hits the free throw.

Dwight Howard big boys them off them rebound…gets hacked. Makes the first, misses the second.

Kobe gets called for the foul off the pick and roll.

Kidd starts the break, dishes to Bron Bron who makes a bad pass.

Pau with the break away dunk.

Kidd with the lay in.

LeBron picks up his second. Put in Flash!

Spain hits two free throws.

Melo with the three that he was shooting before Kobe’s pass.

Jimenez with a three of his own.

Here comes the Rubio hype. There’s no way he’s a number one pick Mike Breen. Squash that.

Damn Michelle. It’s just me and you.

Kobe picks up his second as well. He and LeBron sit.

Spain hits all three. 13-9.

Wade hits the hard lay in.

Rubio with the nice drive.

Spain 15, USA 11.

Wade with the driving lay, plus the foul. Hits the free throw.

Gasol gets the nice feed and hits the lay.

Navarro with the tear drop.

Paul comes back strong and gets fouled. The US has to lead this tournament in and ones.

Ricky Rubio gets a little banged up. Looks like a finger.

Rodriguez hits a second chance shot.

Spain 21, USA 17.

Paul with another hard rhyme and hits the free throw as well.

Bosh hits two free throws.

USA ties it up at 22.

Wade created that turnover. The US plays good team defense to get the shot clock violation.

Spain goes to the 2-3 zone.

Foul on Lopez defensing DWill. He hits the first…and the second.

US leads.

Steal by WADE FOR THE MIKE BANG!

Damn Garbajosa hits a water three. USA up 1.

Prince scores inside.

Bosh with a nice d.

Foul on Rubio. he has two. Yeah his feet were moving people. The crowd whistles as if they are a bunch of McCains in the crowd ;).

Bosh with the tip.

USA up 6 31, 25.

Marc Gasol gets something inside.

Breen and Collins speak on the inconsistent foul calls. Yeah this is some bullshit. Pay attention to this later on. They’ve called 15 fouls overall in the one quarter.

Marc Gasol makes an up and under reverse.

Tayshaun Prince scores again.

Another bs call on Deron Williams as the first quarter winds down.

Rubio hits two.

35, 31 USA.

Wade hits a nice deep three. He’s ballin’ today. He knows whas up. Oh steal by Wade! Awww ball gets away from him on the dunk attempt.

After 1, 38-31 USA.

Sager talks to Lisa Leslie–the four time gold medalist. She’s 32-0 all time in Olympic play. Great woman.

Kobe hits a three. USA is 4-5 from behind the arc. They were 12-16 in the first.

They call the unsportsmanlike foul on Howard as he puts the Stan Hansen Lariat on Gasol.

Gasol misses the free throws prolly ’cause his neck is still on the floor.

Kobe with the breakaway bang. Spain protests? What are they protesting? Call a tech on them fools.

Fernandez walks takes a walk back to Europe and it doesn’t get called.

Marc Gasol follows his brother and scores.

Melo with the three. 46-33.

Fernandez tries to punch LeBron after he hacks him.

I think that’s the first time I’ve ever seen LeBron take a baseline three.

Fernandez hits a three.

Rubio with a steal that gets smacked back to NY but Kidd fouls.

Rubio gets two free throws.

You know what? I once what to hear these announcers give the US props for their play. it seems like they ride these brothas the most when they go up double digits. Someone tell me I’m wrong and I’ll call you a liar.

Howard with the big rebound. Outlet to Kobe for the nice hanging lay in.

Gasol again inside.

Howard is called for a foul inside. Howard has two fouls. He’s doing the right thing down low and keeping it physical.

Paul has to hit that bunny.

Jimenez hits two free throws.

USA up 48-42.

LeBron could have thrown the oop off the crazy exhange, but he goes strong to the hole for the scoop shot plus the foul. Bron Bron misses the free throw.

WADE WITH THE STEAL! Plus the BANG!

Timeout Spain.

USA back up ten.

LeBron is biting his nails on the bench like he does every game. Between he and Mike Bibby, how do they have any fingers left?

WADE WITH A THREE! He’s got 18 points in 8 minutes!

Reyes with a lay up.

55-45 USA.

Wade is 6-6.

LeBron hits a three.

Fernandez banks in a prayer.

Nice pass from Kobe, but Bosh doesn’t go to the cup. Turnover.

Damn! Fernandez hits a three from Portugal.

USA 58, Spain 49.

USA is shooting a ridiculous 71 percent.

Prince tips in a Bosh miss.

Spain hits two free throws.

Damn just as I check and see elaine flash is back in effect, Wade hits a three.

Fernandez hits a rainbow three.

CP3 hits two.

Reyes hits a layup.

Again the criticism when we have the lead…This shit is ridiculous Doug Collins. What’s the score again?

Bosh hits two free throws. 67-56 USA.

Reyes hits another one inside.

DWill with the backcourt violation.

Coach K looks hot.

SHUT UP DOUG COLLINS!

Damn…OK I’m chill :)

Fernandez hits two.

USA up 67-60.

Wade’s first miss as the end quarter winds down. Dude just walked in the lane with like spider legs. How many steps do you get?

They cut to Stern and he’s stoic.

CP3 cusses out Rodriquez.

Doug Collins. This hypes up the US. Let them talk all the trash they want. These brothas are used to that…trust.

69-61 USA.

Wade misses a three at the first half buzzer. He has 21.

69-61 USA Halftime.

Let’s see what the ladies have to say. Thank you ladies for being my guests tonight. :)

I want to hear Breen and Collins criticize the Spainards for their dirty play and whining instead of jumping on the US for reacting.

Are you American or what? Do you want Spain to win? It sure looks like it. What’s up with that? The second half will be interesting. It’s us against the world again.

Take no prisoners brothas!

Second half starts…

Damn they show the 1972 debacle and the free throws that Doug Collins hits. Dude was skinny.

This team has to come out of the locker room and take it to Spain. Leave no doubt! If we win here, it shuts up the media for four years.

I know I’m a member of the media, but I’m about fairness for all–not just Blacks–for all.

Reyes hits.

LeBron gets ripped.

Kobe tries to draw a foul to no avail.

James gets blocked.

Kidd rebounds.

Melo misses a three.

Howard scores off the miss.

71-63 USA.

Reyes scores again. Kobe BRYANT!

No. They call the travel.

Gasol goes to the left handed hook.

Gasol is baiting Howard.

Howard to the line.

He misses both, but Melo tips in the miss and gets fouled!

Pushes the lead to seven.

Kobe picks up a foul trying to be aggressive on the rebound.

Navarro nice in the lane.

Howard with the necessary rebound.

SUPERMAN WITH THE BANG!!!!!

75-69 USA.

Navarro with another runner. He has 11. Spain is shooting 60 percent.

The US better get this going or this potentially can be taken from them. The refs are calling some crazy shit.

Finch comes on and says that Spain is gonna win.

Not today Finch ;)

Breakaway by Melo after the Howard outlet.

Wade is back! Let him loose Mike!

77-71 USA.

Wade with the block, but Spain gets the trash and the basket.

Kobe misses a three.

Lead is four.

Rubio falls down in the lane off the slip.

Melo hits the bottom of the back board. That’s why he was grimacing. Suck it up and pull it out Melo.

Kobe with the basket.

Spain scores.

LeBron scores inside and gets the harm, but he misses the free throw.

Craziness going on. Stuff all over the place. Frenetic just as Collins takes the word out of my fingertips. 81-75 USA.

Gasol blocked, but the foul is called. He hits both.

Bosh is hammered by the dirty ass Fernandez and Marc Gasol.

No reaction, just hits the free throws like the pro he is.

Wade gets banged hard as well. The Blue Devil looks hot on the sideline.

Wade short on the second.

Wade with the spin move baseline jumper!

Damn Flash!!!!

USA up 10. Bosh with the steal. Paul misses the shot.

Navarro scores again inside.

DWIll with the 8 footer.

DWill steals but picks up the offensive foul.

Oop to Gasol.

88-80 USA.

Melo with the three.

Navarro with a runner. Bosh rebounds.

20 seconds left in the third.

Wade gets called for the travel.

Prince in.

Juan Carlos Navarro hits a pretty left in the lane over Deron Williams at the buzzer.

USA 91, Spain 82.

4th quarter. This is for all the trinkets people.

PUT UP OR SHUT UP TIME.

Off the miss. LeBron gets called for the foul.

Should have thrown the lob Deron.

Pau Gasol makes a tip.

USA 91, Spain 84.

Kobe misses a three.

Fernandez with another lob to Gasol.

Melo missses a three.

Fernandez hits a three.

Breen shits himself and exclaims “2 point lead!”

Collins speaks of the pressure. They couldn’t wait until this happened. how many Americans are happy right now?

Don’t worry people. I’m not worried.

Kobe hits a big shot.

LeBron another foul. That’s his fourth.

93-89 USA.

Deron Williams hits an open three.

Wade gives Jimenez the peaknuckles.

GET UP AND BANG IT DWIGHT!!!!

Nice play by Kobe Bryant!

Fernandez misses a wide open three, but hits another one.

USA 98, Spain 92.

Kobe hits another three.

101-92 USA.

46 seconds to money time.

Five and a half left.

LeBron makes someting inside.

Fernandez bangs it on Dwight Howard ‘s head. Hits the free throw.

4:47 left. 103-95 USA.

Kobe with the help defense to force the turnover.

Breen says Spain is playing a fabulous game. Again. Who are you really cheering for Breen?

Howard has to step up and make one of these at least. He misses the first. Hits the second.

Rubio walks it up. 104-95 USA.

Fernandez fires up a three, misses…rebound to Spain. Gasol backs Dwight down, gets the foul.

Howard out for free throw purposes. Gasol hits both. USA leads by seven 104-97.

Paul misses. Fernandez rebounds. Gasol in the lane for Bolts world record time of 9.69.

Gasol makes a jumper.

KOBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBE BRYANT HITS THE THREE PLUS THE FOUL!!!!

  1. HarveyDent Says:
    No, no, no, don’t do it!

    Yes, yes, yes, great shot!

Where’s all the emotion Breen and Collins? See this is what I’m talking about. Their voices are monotone as Kobe hits the biggest shot of the tournament. Sup with that?

Kobe hits the free throw.

108-99.

Juan Carlos Navarro hits another runner. He has 17.

Kobe misses a three.

Jimenez hits a big three.

108-104.

Wade hits another clutch three. He has 27. The lead is seven.

111-104. Time out.

2:02 left.

Navarro makes one, misses the second, Rubio smacks the ball off of Paul. Side out Spain. Jimenez misses a wide open three. LeBron James with a BIG ASS rebound.

KOBE BRYANT makes a runner.

Paul brings it up after a Spain miss.

SEEE YAAA. Yeah I’m callin’ it.

The crowd chants USA, USA!.

47.7 seconds left as Paul steps to the line.

Big Gasol misses. Little Gasol gets the rebound and the make.

WHERE THE HELL IS BOOZER!!!!

WHY ISN’T MICHAEL REDD IN?

Coach K better get some criticism.

Rubio gets called for a tech. Where’s the criticism of getting called for a tech?

Kobe saved Coach K and Colangelo. They better break out the knee pads for Kobe. Coach K choked in this one.

Paul makes the tech.

Paul gets ripped. Wade slips. Rubio misses.

118-107 FINAL

USA WINS THE GOLD MEDAL!!!!

Where are the haters now?

Spain should be smacked for the slant eyed pic.

Again, where’s the criticism?

Anyway all that is immaterial. The United States Senior Men’s Basketball team reclaims the Gold Medal. They celebrate at half court as if the weight of the world is off their shoulders. Way to go US. Way to make us proud and buck the odds. Now get your Black asses over here and speak out on some issues plaguing American communities. You have no longer the obligation to sit and not speak out because of the political leanings of corporate sponsors. Do what you have to do and take care of something…anything.

Final Box:

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
J Kidd, G 0 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2
C Anthony, F 0 5-11 3-7 0-1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 13
C Bosh 0 1-2 0-0 6-6 2 5 7 0 0 0 0 0 8
K Bryant, G 0 7-14 3-8 3-3 0 3 3 6 0 2 0 4 20
T Prince 0 3-3 0-0 0-0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 6
BENCH MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
D Howard, C 0 3-3 0-0 2-6 2 3 5 0 0 0 0 4 8
D Wade 0 9-12 4-7 5-7 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 3 27
C Paul 0 2-5 0-1 9-10 0 3 3 5 0 0 0 3 13
L James, F 0 6-9 2-3 0-2 1 6 7 3 0 1 0 4 14
D Williams 0 2-5 1-2 2-2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 7
TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
39-65 13-28 27-37 8 23 31 17 0 3 0 26 118
60.0% 46.4% 73.0% Team TO (pts off): 0 (0)
SPAIN
STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
A Mumbru 0 0-2 0-0 2-2 1 2 3 2 0 0 0 1 2
J Garbajosa 0 1-2 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
C Jimenez, F 0 3-4 2-3 4-4 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 4 12
F Reyes, F 0 5-8 0-0 0-0 3 5 8 2 0 1 0 4 10
P Gasol, C 0 9-18 0-0 3-5 4 2 6 1 0 0 0 1 21
BENCH MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
R Fernandez 0 7-13 5-9 3-3 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 5 22
B Rodriguez 0 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 2
R Lopez 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0
J Navarro, G 0 6-14 0-2 6-8 0 3 3 4 0 0 0 1 18
R Rubio, G 0 1-3 0-1 4-4 1 5 6 3 0 0 0 3 6
M Gasol 0 5-9 0-1 1-2 3 1 4 1 0 0 0 4 11
TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
38-74 8-17 23-28 15 22 37 16 0 1 0 29 107
51.4% 47.1% 82.1% Team TO (pts off): 0 (0)

187 Responses to “Live Blog USA vs. Spain Men’s Basketball Gold Medal Game”

  1. HarveyDent says:

    Waiting for the medal presentation because I know the team is going to have fun up on the stand.

  2. Mizzo says:

    You all this team is still gotta catch mad wreck right?

  3. HarveyDent says:

    They were going to catch it regardless, Miz. It’s the nature of the beast here in this country and it’s media.

    I hate that Breen said Colangelo got players who would be proud to represent their country. What AI, Duncan, and everyone else from ’04 weren’t proud? AI cemented his leadership skills with me with that team because he kept them together more than the coaches and gutted out that bronze medal. Seeing that pic with that PROUD look on his face makes me all upset when people sneeze at what he and his team accomplished.

    F these fools.

    No dis but what da hell did Doug Collins ever win?

  4. origin says:

    “No dis but what da hell did Doug Collins ever win?”

    As far as I know nothing!!!

  5. Eric Daniels says:

    The MSM will never be happy, they are all now eating crow!!! and you don’t win championshps without good team play, in 2004 KG and Ray Allen decided not to go (terrorist concerns) so they didn’t have an althletic inside prescence (Chris Bosh & Dwight Howard in 2008) nor shooters like Micheal Redd, and KOBE !!! who they could go to in a pinch, and Marbury and Iverson are not true point guards but shooting guards (and played well) and LeBron, Mello and D-Wade were rookies to International playand in the league.

    FUCK THE MEDIA !!!!

  6. Okori says:

    well sleeping was important to me. that’s why I went to bed before the game and figured i’d watch the replay.

    and check your e-mail Mizzo. I just wanted to ask you a question.

  7. Mizzo says:

    Okori you could have asked me that question here. I gotta say that if you weren’t a dedicated reader I would go off on you. I understand the sentiment but to call Ricky Rubio a number one pick with all the point guard talent being groomed on AAU teams all over this country is ridiculous.

  8. Okori says:

    I would have hedged the bet a little bit more than Mike Breen did and say Rubio is a definite top-5 pick in next year’s draft. Like just picking point guards it’s a deep crop this year. You’ve got Lawson from UNC, the australian kid from St. Mary’s, Rubio, Brandon Jennings and several more.

  9. origin says:

    The biggest thing is you have BJ Mullens. This white kat is bad.

    Dude is 7 foot tall and got the athletic ability of a young david robinson.

    Now they have talked about his lack of motivation. But still dude is 7 feet tall. look how high joe Alexander has gone just because of his athletic ability. The thing with fools like breen is they don’t know what they are talking about.

    Also folks are too busy reading dumb websites like draft express. They have Rubio as a first overall pick. Please those fools don’t even know what they are talking about.

    Mizzo has the league ever taken a pg number 1 overall in back to back years??

    Not that I know of. Plus a point guard like Rubio who can’t really score. And I don’t want to hear how his teams are so good he doesn’t have to score please. That dude struggles to score.

  10. Mizzo says:

    Not that I know of O. I think Rubio is seen as drafting a golden boy quarterback number one. There’s more than talent that’s factored in. The best young pg I’ve seen is Malcolm Lee of UCLA. He’s gonna be a bad boy. There’s Darren Collison, Alexey Shved of Russia who has some sick skills but needs to get in the gym and pump till he can’t pump no more. Jrue Holiday. Stephen Curry and of course Brandon Jennings.

    I’ve never said that Rubio can’t play. He’s six three, six four and has a smooth handle, but to come out and say this cat is gonna be number one is just crazy. When have you heard that about any point guard ever? Magic and Isiah of recent times. That’s it. History is at my back here.

  11. Mizzo says:

    Damn I’m forgetting a lot of cats…

    Johnny Flynn anyone? He would murder Rubio off the dribble. AJ Price? Manny Harris, Dominic James, Eric Maynor? There’s all kinds of players out there. Enough to where Rubio is gonna have to prove himself in the gym against pro talent unless GM’s are just looking to fill seats.

    I’m sure Stern is salivating at the prospect of getting Ricky in the L, but trust that it ain’t just about talent. He’ll get the financial windfall of an entire nation and possibly a continent.

  12. Okori says:

    thaty’s true. this is a pretty sick point guard crop this year assuming everyone performs up to their capabilities (and someone won’t.)

  13. origin says:

    I agree Mizzo and I know what you are saying. My point was that you have centers like BJ and the point guards that you mentioned. Plus you have that guard at USC (Demar DeRozan).

    So that number 1 pick crap is crazy. Lets look at the foreign born players drafted number one. Bogut, Barganni, Hakeem, duncan (even though he really isn’t a foreign player) and Ewing. 7 footers both can score. The NBA has a history of taking big men number 1. Now all of a sudden they are gonna draft a pg number 1, 2 years in a row. Please.

    Plus a pg who struggles to score. Magic and zeke could score and dish. Rubio isn’t there yet and may never be.

    Over the last 2 years I have been more impressed rudy F then him. And who knows he might not nothing more then an avg. to above avg. 2 guard. And the brotha mills from Austraila.

    Mizzo I hate that they throw that 17 years of age crap in. Thats BS, the dude is a pro has been since he was 14. Or bring up how he is the starting pg for Spain. Once again he is a 3 year pro. No more of this he is a kid stuff. Overseas they treat these basketball players like tennis folks. It ain’t how old you are its how long you been a pro.

    Why was kobe and lebron so good at 20 and 21. Those dudes were 2 and 3 year pros. Thats the key word pro.

  14. origin says:

    Sorry forgot about Yao……..he went number 1 too.

  15. origin says:

    Good list mizzo. I forgot about all those young kats. Gonna have to save this one so I can follow these young guys throught the basketball season.

  16. Okori says:

    I will say that if you’re the Lakers… let Pau Gasol wear a Spanish National Team shirt under his jersey. Cuz that dude is good in international competition.

    Oscar Schmidt says hello, Pau.

  17. origin says:

    True Okori same with Scola. But the way they call fouls in the paint in fiba is sad. Thats one of the big reasons scola is unguardable in Fiba. I just don’t understand how you can mug people on the perimeter but can barely touch them in the paint. Folks say that Fiba is more physical then the NBA ………..correction only on the perimeter. But the NBA is more physical in the paint. Big men are allowed to bang in the paint. It seems as though they won’t even let a player body up a offensive man in the post.

    Even on some of the rebounds, you see how many times they call ticky take fouls on Howard?

  18. Okori says:

    and Mizz… Rubio is 17., whether or not you want to hear it. He won’t be eligible for the draft until 2010. Which makes what he managed to do in the Gold Medal game playing against Chris Paul and Deron Williams all the more impressive. I imagine that if Derrick Rose was playing in the Fiba U-18′s against Spain, and put that kind of performance on, he’d be where Rubio is.

    Origin: FIBA is an entirely different set of rules. I don’t like FIBA rules that much. But i still like watching the games because there’s something about watching the national teams play that intrigues me. It’s always top-shelf talent against top-shelf talent.

  19. TC says:

    Ain’t got more time than to check in here and congrat the US team on defeating all-comers. That was a fitting way for the US to win the gold. I’m glad the Spaniards put up a bit of competition…..and Rudy Fernandez is FOR REAL….but I never really thought it was in doubt. Love and peace.

  20. TC says:

    OK that wasn’t quite all….yeah, some whiny ass play by the Spaniards. Had more than a few during the game so not exactly clear on who, but more than enough cheap shots to go round. And really…..the only way Breen should be on TV is if Van Gundy and M Jackson are around to keep him in check. He is an empty suit. And Doug Collins……really, the man gives new meaning to the term annoying. Everything he does is in an effort to appease people. He whines like a female dog….and that’s with all due respect to female canines. OK…really…I’m out I’m out I’m out I’m out I’m ouuuuuuuuuuuuutttttttttttttttt.

  21. origin says:

    HAHA TC I couldn’t agree more about collins and breen.

  22. aone415 says:

    ya’ll are forgetting the real young guns that would cut Ricky to shreds… I’m talking about Lance Stephenson and Tyreke Evans….

  23. Mizzo says:

    Okori did you just say Derrick Rose isn’t where Ricky Rubio is?

    LMAO

    You’ve got to be kidding me bruh.

    Rose obviously led his team to the National Final and IS the number one draft pick….not some media projected hype.

    Rubio will be nice, but the fact that he’s seventeen means nothing. Most cats in the NBA are talented at 17.

  24. Mizzo says:

    Aone. Damn a blast from the past for yo ass…

    Where the hell have you been?

    Yeah, I’m about 5 minutes from where Tyreke does his thing on Sundays and I forgot about him.

    Lance Stephenson is the truth too. I’ve interacted with he and his people and I omitted him?

    And I call myself a sports writer…

  25. GrandNubian says:

    Sorry that missed this live blog but for what it’s worth, i was up watching the game. Big “UPs” to Team USA for bringing home the gold medal……f*** the MSM and all the haterz out there.

    I knew that Kobe and D-Wade would not let Team USA lose this game and there were a lot of bullsh** foul calls, which prevented the US from establishing a rhythm defensively. I have a new found respect and admiration for Kobe, D-Wade, LeBron & Melo.

    I got jury duty today, so I wanted to get this in before my day got started.

    Peace!!!!

  26. Okori says:

    no Mizz you misunderstood me. I said if Derrick Rose had done in the Gold Medal game what Ricky Rubio did he’d be in the same boat Rubio is in now. Not that they’re the same player cuz Rose is obviously more polished.

  27. Mizzo says:

    My bad, but I would add that he’s a lot more talented as well in every facet of the game.

  28. Okori says:

    possibly. although if someone gave me Rubio i wouldn’t be upset.

  29. Mizzo says:

    You would lose. So you actually think Rubio would have led Memphis to the title game? Okori be realistic here. How much footage of Rubio have you actually seen? The FIBA game is not the NBA. Do you really think Rudy Fernandez is going to do what he did Sunday morning every night in the Lig? You seem like more of a wrestling cat. Don’t fall for the hype bruh. At least not yet. Let Rubio do something first. Don’t cosign on what the media is telling you, ya smarter than that.

    Oh it’s not possbly, it’s a fact.

  30. Mizzo says:

    Okori name one NBA point guard in the history of the league with Rose’s size, speed and strength–and with the lofty expectations.

    Oscar is the only one.

    Don’t give me Magic because he doesn’t have the athleticism.

    Don’t give me Isiah because he doesn’t have the size and strength.

    Iverson is not a point guard, he’s a basketball player and doesn’t have the size or the strength.

    Jason Kidd is not the athlete Rose is.

    Whether or not this translates to a Hall of Fame career obviously remains to be seen, but Rose’s physical gifts are freakish.

    I’d take that coming in for by the time he enters his prime–and with the right teaching of course–he’ll murder the league.

    What you think Rose is gonna average 5 points and 5 dimes?

    Watch him…

  31. Okori says:

    I think Rose is going to have a good solid year. What that entails in terms of numbers I am not quite sure.

    My point was that I was impressed by the poise of Rubio. I think if they played each other right now Rose would beat him. But Rubio showed me some poise in doing what he did.

    now back to work for me. FASP’s await. And research on an article going up today.

  32. Mizzo says:

    I understand some of the excitement over Rubio, but don’t put him in an exclusive class yet because that’s doing a disservice to him, anyone else who balled before him and also the game.

  33. TC says:

    Re: Rose vs. Rubio, Rubio can’t create his own shot remotely at the same level that Rose can. I do think Rubio should be, as Mizzo says, a nice player in the Assn, and perhaps he’ll be even more explosive and dynamic than I anticipate right now (moderately), but Rose is The Truth and will be The Truth from Day One. And oh yeah, here’s one of the most ri-DIC-ulous dunks I’ve ever seen, by Mr. Lance Stephenson.

  34. Allen says:

    I don’t understand why Rubio is hyped so much because of his age. If you compare him to Lebron at the same age, or even Dwight Howard, who was more NBA ready? Hell, I would argue that kid Wagner who couldn’t stay healthy was just as dominant at Rubio at the same age.

  35. elaineflash says:

    hey mizzo check this out.
    http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/news/local/sport/basketball/kobes-a-cool-dude-says-sav/1257056.aspx

    man i want to slap the face of that saville d.bag soooo hard right now..

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