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USA men's basketball reckoning with
new Olympic reality, stunning loss
to France yet another 'wake-up call'

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 7/26/2021 8:17:05 AM

After Team USA lost its Olympic opener to France, 83-76, on Sunday, ESPN analyst Tim Legler posited that perhaps this result could be a "good thing" for the Americans -- that it could serve as a "wake-up call" as they move forward in their quest for a fourth straight gold medal. Funny thing about that: Gregg Popovich and Jayson Tatum said the same thing after the U.S. lost to Nigeria two weeks ago in Las Vegas. (Snip) It's difficult to fully believe the Americans, who are the most talented team in the international world by a mile, are truly putting their


Other countries have national pride and are playing to win. Too many of our athletes just want to prance around on the world stage and collect some endorsement payouts.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: pros7767 7/26/2021 8:21:10 AM (No. 857144)
The NBA hates America and loves China. I hope they lose the next round too so they are sent home. They're an embarrassment to this great country!
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Newtsche 7/26/2021 8:23:27 AM (No. 857147)
Karma for Popovich.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab 7/26/2021 8:30:29 AM (No. 857155)
***Wake up call***????? They are too dang woke already. That's likely why they lost.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: cactusmike 7/26/2021 8:30:48 AM (No. 857156)
Yes #2. Karma for mr. pimple popper. Disgusting man.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 7/26/2021 8:32:11 AM (No. 857157)
I think that's "Woke-up Call."
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Reply 6 - Posted by: SweetPea3 7/26/2021 8:32:22 AM (No. 857158)
Didn't watch but glad they lost. I used to compete in swimming so I have been watching the qualifying heats. Whoever that annoying idiot is who constantly whistling that earsplitting whistle should be apprehended, removed and banned from the building.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: sanspeur 7/26/2021 8:36:27 AM (No. 857163)
Thugs gotta thug .
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Reply 8 - Posted by: MickTurn 7/26/2021 8:39:30 AM (No. 857169)
I think the strategy is to sluff of and lose to lesser teams so when they play for real they will be massive hero's...wait for it!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Mizz Fixxit 7/26/2021 8:39:37 AM (No. 857170)
Yes, Team USA received their “wake-up” call. The team is woke, no doubt. Coach Gregg Popovich is woke. He is a social justice big mouth.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: TCloud 7/26/2021 8:49:10 AM (No. 857190)
They play for CPUSA!
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Reply 11 - Posted by: bigfatslob 7/26/2021 8:49:27 AM (No. 857191)
I watched highlights of the French win. The woke American knee takers thought with some pro-players they would sweep everyone up but looked like third benchers. I hope they lose every game just like the soccer team. Play for the love of country or stay home nobody cares about their made up social justice war.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Phantomll 7/26/2021 8:54:35 AM (No. 857199)
And the women's soccer team kneelers also lost their opening round game. Big time karma!
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Reply 13 - Posted by: 7/26/2021 8:55:09 AM (No. 857203)
Way back in the day our Men's integrated BBall team (Amateur) beat all black teams 90% of the time. Especially in the playoffs. Our over 35 team beat an all black team that consisted of two high school All Americans and one former ABA starter. Final score was not close, we played like a team. Their "superstars" would not even shake hands after the game. We proved time and again Bball was everyone's game not just for black people.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Jethro bo 7/26/2021 9:00:26 AM (No. 857212)
Congradulations to team France. Great job. I was pulling for you all the way. It is hard to believe in my lifetime I would pull for th cheese eating surrender monkeys. But thanks to the NBA snd its racist players, they made a France fan outta me!
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Reply 15 - Posted by: ronniethek 7/26/2021 9:00:35 AM (No. 857213)
Popovich is a leftoid d-bag. Screw him and his group if malcontent over-ego'd pituitary cases.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 7/26/2021 9:09:20 AM (No. 857225)
It is most fitting to see nba throwbacks and blm supporters like Draymond Green get put in their place like this. And three-man basketball? Really? What the heck is this, anyway?
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Rama41 7/26/2021 9:19:26 AM (No. 857236)
Hope they take the team to China, maybe Wuhan. The "Wuhan Faucis" sounds about right.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: red1066 7/26/2021 9:34:03 AM (No. 857252)
I don't care. I don't watch NBA games, and even college basketball has become less enjoyable over the years. The NBA I recall has quite a few foreign players, so it's not unusual that other countries teams are much better. What games I have watched, the foreign players play like they're on a team, while the U.S. players play the game like it's a game of one on one.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: MDConservative 7/26/2021 9:49:39 AM (No. 857272)
This US Superteam is a throw together bunch of largely second-tier all-stars and last hurrah-ers. They used to win by showing up. Who's the Association's MVP, and where did he come from? Competition, if the NBA "stars" care for any, is much better than ever before.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: DCGIRL 7/26/2021 9:56:24 AM (No. 857284)
Our basketball team is a bunch of losers in many ways. I could not stop from laughing that France creamed them.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: homefry 7/26/2021 9:59:33 AM (No. 857295)
A pussy cant pick cotton.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: petrichor 7/26/2021 10:30:41 AM (No. 857345)
I don't wish the kneelers defeat. They're not worth that much of my time. Good riddance.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: anniebc 7/26/2021 10:36:52 AM (No. 857357)
The USA gets beat by France in basketball? Beam me up. Serves them right, though. If only loser wanna be king James was playing. He's busy sucking on the losses from his horrible I wanna be better than Mike movie that his masters the Chicoms are not allowing into China. They own you, bruh. That's just too much karma for me; I can't!
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Reply 24 - Posted by: thomthomp 7/26/2021 10:53:04 AM (No. 857377)
Pray this is not an omen of things to come when a woke American military meets a competitor on the battlefield, but with idiots like SecDef Austin and General Milley in charge it IS coming.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: DVC 7/26/2021 11:05:20 AM (No. 857406)
After they tried to toss the one white guy, I started hoping that they would lose.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: formerNYer 7/26/2021 11:08:46 AM (No. 857414)
bunch of woke millionaire's - I hope they lose the rest of their games too.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Italiano 7/26/2021 12:04:22 PM (No. 857495)
They got French-fried. Outstanding. Keep losing. I'd root for Coach Satan or Coach bin Laden over that POS Popovich.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: skacmar 7/26/2021 1:22:38 PM (No. 857567)
They were too busy worrying about their social and political agenda to worry about actually playing basketball. They were also forced to play with that one white player (who they consider inferior so it is his fault they lost!). With so much other stuff on their mind, how could you expect them to play basketball! They have an oppressive country and flag to disrespect and social/political statements to make!
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Reply 29 - Posted by: Delilah 7/26/2021 3:07:38 PM (No. 857665)
I believe the BB team is all blacks. They ran off Kevin Love who was the only white guy brave enough to try to play. He said he needed to get well from a previous injury which happened last year I think. So let them lose, lose, lose.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Rumblehog 7/26/2021 3:31:46 PM (No. 857693)
How bad do you have to be to lose to a bunch of Frogs? Did our Wokesters bring bigger surrender flags?
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Reply 31 - Posted by: mifla 7/27/2021 6:39:18 AM (No. 858303)
Less politics, more practice.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: local500 7/27/2021 4:32:06 PM (No. 859111)
I have said it before and will say again. Popovic is an overrated POS. He has never won anything without Tim Duncan. Plus, you go woke, you get broke. They get no sympathy or support from me. A bunch of overpaid, uneducated America hating thugs.
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