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USA Basketball

Posted on: July 22, 2008 12:18 am
I think they finally have the players they need and coaching they need to finally bring back the Gold. I like Jason Kidd and all but I think he needs to be a leader and sit on the bench and give more time to Paul and D-Will, I think Paul and D-Will will be the keys to success. Hopefully Kobe doesn't think he has to be the hero and play like he did against the celtics. LeBron, D-Wade, Dwight Howard, D-Will, CP3 man this is going to be a great team. Hopefully Ginobili and Argentina can be stoped. Well, your thoughts. Does team USA bring home gold this year?

Category: Olympic Games

Since: Mar 5, 2008
Posted on: July 28, 2008 10:30 pm

USA Basketball

Kidd should be the starter, not becasue he is better(becasue he is not anymore), but becasue of the experience and leadership he will bring to the team. Those things need to come from a starter, and if its from a PG than even better. I do not think anyone on the team would be able to bring those intangebles to the team better than Kidd will.   Who backs up Kidd all depends on the matchups in the game and who is having a better night, Williams or Paul.  Basically the rest of the players trust and look to Kidd as the leader, he is the glue that holds the team together. Also by having D-Will and paul on the bench they are able to come in and give the team a spark of energy and scoring threat that can also serve out some dimes. Kobe doesn't wanna be the hero on this team anyway all he wants to do is play lockdown D on the other teams best player, Kobe plays a completely different game when he plays with TEAM USA.

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