View Poll Results: ESPANA or HELLAS, whose the WBC2006 CHAMPION?
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09-04-2006, 03:50 PM
Man, what can i say i really agree with you and it is time for someone to say it. I also thought three teams were one class higher than the others (Spain, Argentina, USA) and my team(Greece) was the best of all the other teams.
Originally Posted by Samuel
I just have to object on two points:
1) USA team with all its stars or just one of the best NBA teams in one class also higher than Spain or Argentina
2) Greece has not performed beyond its capabilities by reaching the 4 best teams. That is within its capabilities. By winning US did overcome them.
09-04-2006, 04:56 PM
We will see which is the best team next year...
My friends, before the quarter finals I was listening to the Greek Radio. They said that we were probably the worst team out of the 4 participating. I didn't share their opinion then and I don't share it now. From the 4 teams there I think that USA has the most potential but they simply can't suit themselves to the international style when playing top teams. If they manage to that they will be the huge favorites.
I think that the other three teams are on the same level. People just keep underestimating Greece because of no NBAers. Still we are Euro Champs, we are 2nd in the world. I sincerely believe that our guards are the best in the international game.
Regarding the match with Spain we were simply not there. I can assume that this was due to a combination of reasons and Spain's attitude and defense were amazing but you won't score 47 points in an average day, regardless of the team you are facing.
I will tell you what I think and only time will tell:
If each duo played ten matches:
1) USA vs Greece 8/10 USA
2) Greece vs Spain (without Gasol) 7/10 Greece
3) Greece vs Spain (with Gasol) 5/10
If you sincerely think otherwise, I have your Euro Performance to back my thought. You ranked 4th and you lost both by Germany and France.
Finally, let us both cheer to a (not so new) rivalry... 2 young teams with a lot of future and some medals to show...
09-04-2006, 05:20 PM
greece has basket - BALLS
Just I Note For The Spanish Ppl In This Forum And Others . As I See Many Show Arrogance After The Victory Against Greece , Others Comparing Greece To Germany And Turkey. Well Dear Spanish Ppl. Don't Forget We Gave U The Gold Medal. I Wonder If Spanish Team With The Looser Medality(never Got A European Title) Could Have Won Usa. Accept It That Team Of Usa Was Fantastic.only A Team With Basket-balls Could Do It.
See U Next Year In Madrid For E.C
Last edited by KONSTANTINE; 09-04-2006 at 05:48 PM.
09-04-2006, 05:39 PM
That's becoming ridiculous. You have to learn to lose... WE CAN TEACH YOU! We have lots of experience on that ;-)
I hope that we can end this thread with a bit of humour.
Congrats Greece, you did a very good tournament, a silver medal it's great and you did something incredible.
And congrats Argentina, I have always loved how you play. History is in debt with you a World Championship, since you were robbed 4 years ago. Don't believe spanish press, your defense against Spain was hard, but honourable.
See you in Spain! Fiesta!!
09-04-2006, 05:55 PM
Originally Posted by Samuel
haha thats so far the funniest thing ive heard today, i guess if you include the spanish football natl team you make a good point.
09-04-2006, 05:56 PM
Whats Becoming Ridiculous Is Reading Ppl From Countries With Primitive Basketball Saying That Greece Was Lucky Winning Usa.they'd Better Shut The Fuck Up. Sorrry . Forgot To To Give Congrats To Spain. Anyway They Played Alone.greece Didnt Enter The Court. These Were Other Players. The Originals May Be Abducted From Aliens After The Usa Game
09-04-2006, 06:24 PM
That looser mentality (looser medality? was it a mistake or a joke?) thing is funny.
Originally Posted by KONSTANTINE
That group of Spanish players, who have won the Junior WC in 1999, a bronze medal in the EC of 2001, a silver medal in the EC of 2003, semifinal in the EC of 2005 and gold medal in the 2006 WC have looser mentality because previous Spanish players couldn't win anything. It's funny.
Anyway I know what to say the next time Spain fails in the most importante game: our real players were not these. Our players were abduced before entering into the court.
The French players were abduced too in the last seconds of the France-Greece semifinal of 2005 EC, a player like Rigaudeau can't miss so many FT in a row. Or maybe the Greek players forced that misses in the FT line with their powerfuls minds, you know, the winner mentality and basket-balls that let you such strange things.
09-04-2006, 06:32 PM
Ok. That Was Kind Of Humour Just To Note The Very Bad Game Of Greek Players . Don't Take It So Much. Relax.THE OTHER SPANISH TEAMS HAD LOSER MEDALITY.REMEMBER HOW THEY LOST MANY EU TITLES
09-04-2006, 07:04 PM
I know the Greek team had a bad day, but I also know the Spanish team played in the 1st half the most amazing defense I haver ever seen.
Such defense, hustle, intensity, fight, team spirit and basket-balls, like you say, made me into tears.
Anyway, about the previous Spanish teams that never won a EC: we weren't that good. It is more about lack of talent compared to the very best teams in Europe that a mentality issue.
In fact I still wonder how such a mediocre team like Spain had in the EC of 1999 could beat the Lithuania of Sabonis and the France of Rigaudeau in order to play the final of that championship.
All in all, I think the Spanish Baskteball NT has almost always performed on his standars, and most times (not always) they have been beaten it was against a more talented team. And most times (not always) they have beaten other teams in important tournaments it was against less talented teams.
I strongly believe these bastards of the Spanish football NT have contributed alot to that steryopte. They have always underperform and they give other spanish sportmen a bad reputation.
Greeting to the Hellas supporters. Hellas players showed great sportmanship after the game, they are great players and good sportmen.
09-04-2006, 08:28 PM
GREECE IS SILVER WORLD CHAMPIONS 2006 AND EUROPE CHAMPION 2005.....congrats to Spain and will see in Eurobasket 2007 who are the KING of Europe?? see ya in Spain guys.....
09-04-2006, 09:47 PM