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JeffWeaverFan
08-03-04, 04:29 PM
Not a big deal since it really didn't count but losing by 17 points (95-78)to Italy is pathetic. Winning the gold is not going to as easy as they thought...

It's the front page of espn.com and they don't have an article up about it yet. But here is the best link I can find as of now.
http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/index

Banquo's Ghost
08-03-04, 04:47 PM
it was a friendly, not a qualifier.

they destroyed us with 3 point shooting.

JeffWeaverFan
08-03-04, 04:51 PM
Originally posted by Banquo's Ghost
it was a friendly, not a qualifier.

they destroyed us with 3 point shooting.
Oh. But still, losing by that many points is ridiculous.

Shaun4013
08-03-04, 06:34 PM
The US team played horrible. The only played defense for about 5 minutes out of the whole game. The US team cant shoot worth a damn outside of 10 feet either. If they keep this up, it could be ugly. These guys need to learn team basketball quick.

wexy
08-03-04, 09:17 PM
Agreed. Pretty Pathetic

yankeesrule2000
08-03-04, 09:33 PM
Got there asses kicked..

BroadwayBomber55
08-03-04, 10:40 PM
If this concept of individual basketball instead of team basketball keeps goin', team USA basketball will not medal in Athens.

They lost their first exhibition/friendly game since NBA players came into play in the Olympics and their fourth loss with professional NBA players on the U.S. Roster.