Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Is Anyone Watching?

So, at some point in time somewhat soon, though I don't know exactly when because Japan's clocks are on the other side of the globe or in another universe or whichever is more inconvenient for us lazy Americans, the U.S. basketball team will face Dirk Nowitzki and Germany. Does anyone know a German player other than Dirk? Anyone?

Didn't think so.

This FIBA business may get interesting now that the group stage is over. I mean, it doesn't get good until there's a chance we might actually be beaten, right? Argentina and Spain look strong. Turkey was rolling through the tourney until the Argentines spanked them today. Andres Nocioni scored 31. (The Bulls are going to be so freakin' good this upcoming season.) Spain vs Argentina in the semis actually sounds very watchable. Perhaps the Spanish basketball team can avoid the reputation of choking in the big games a la Spain's soccer team. Or not. The pick? Argentina


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