FanDuel - WFBC

June 17, 2004

USA Olympic Basketball = Iverson's team: With Bibby, McGrady, Jesus Shuttleworth, Kidd, Garnett, Malone, K-Mart, Kobe, Vinsanity, Elton, and Shaq dropping out, Duncan and Iverson are the last men standing. Which means this is my man Iverson's team. Iverson's Olympic team. How unexpected is that?

posted by Mike McD to basketball at 09:17 PM - 12 comments

This is no disrespect to AI, but I think Tim Duncan is the man on the time. Yes, AI is more flashy and all, but Duncan does more for a team than AI does. Without Duncan, the Spurs would go NOWHERE. That said, I would love to see Ben Wallace added to the team. Oh, the joy of seeing people try to drive on Duncan and Big Ben.

posted by jmd82 at 10:10 PM on June 17

Yes, but Duncan is boring and he's a post player. Iverson is exciting and he's going to have the ball in his hands. I'm pretty sure AI is going to get all the ink, even if Duncan really is the man. Just a suprising turn of events.

posted by Mike McD at 10:40 PM on June 17

If it's AI's team, we will have a repeat of the World Championships performance. Philly really did let the wrong one go in that little coach vs. player squabble.

posted by pivo at 11:00 PM on June 17

Yes, but Duncan is boring and he's a post player. Iverson is exciting and he's going to have the ball in his hands. Meaning: AI will juke and shoot, and then Duncan will grab the rebound and stuff it home. Lather. Rinse. Repeat. btw, thanks to google textads, I'm so ordering a Kobe Bryant jersey dress!

posted by Ufez Jones at 11:06 PM on June 17

Once again, add Big Ben and you have the Ultimate Rebounding Team

posted by jmd82 at 12:27 AM on June 18

I think Wallace has already been added. I believe, last I read on this revolving door, that Wallace and Hamilton will both be added from the Pistons.

posted by BobbyC at 06:34 AM on June 18

I'm so ordering a Kobe Bryant jersey dress! Ufez, you can scout out how they look in person because they wear them to their proms down here in Atlanta. And no, I'm not kidding. I didn't see it in the article, but who is coaching this squad, is it Brown?

posted by usfbull at 07:02 AM on June 18

AI will juke and shoot In my experience watching Iverson play for USA, he seems far more content to sit back and be a playmaker for the other star talents around him. From what I have seen, most of his national team points come from fast break layups, usually off the press. For interest's sake, here are the USA cumulative stats from last year's Tournament of the Americas qualifier.

posted by smithers at 07:17 AM on June 18

I'm so ordering a Kobe Bryant jersey dress! One imagines stains roll right off it.

posted by yerfatma at 07:21 AM on June 18

This is going to be a great rebounding team with Timmy D, Wallace, and Boozer. 2nd, 3rd, and 5th in the NBA in rebounding this year.

posted by corpse at 08:11 AM on June 18

Yes, Brown is coaching, btw.

posted by BobbyC at 09:04 AM on June 18

uj: I'm so ordering a Kobe Bryant jersey dress! yfm: One imagines stains roll right off it. Threeeeeeee!!!!!!

posted by lil_brown_bat at 10:23 AM on June 18

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