Entries from July 2012
July 31st, 2012 · No Comments
July 31st, 2012 · 4 Comments
With games coming up against Tunisia and Nigeria before facing off against Team USA, the Argentinian men’s basketball team had a chance to stake its claim to the likely No. 2 seed coming out of Group A.
Tony Parker and the French squad had other ideas, upsetting Argentina with a 71-64 victory in qualifying play that [...]
July 30th, 2012 · 70 Comments
PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns entered the summer short on assets and talented young players.
After an offseason that saw them say goodbye to franchise legends Steve Nash and Grant Hill, that has completely changed.
The Suns have come out of July with three quality players in their early-to-mid 20′s with varying degrees of potential, not to [...]
July 29th, 2012 · 14 Comments
Luis Scola scored 32 points on 12-of-19 shooting to help Argentina beat Lithuania 102-79 in its first game at the 2012 London Olympics. Scola, along with San Antonio’s Manu Ginobli and Milwaukee’s Carlos Delfino, were too much for the Lithuanians, who were led by Toronto’s Linas Kleiza and the Raptors’ 2011 first-round pick, Jonas Valanciunas.
July 28th, 2012 · 9 Comments
Before we debate whether the 2012 US Olympic basketball team could defeat the 1992 Dream Team, it would probably behoove the Americans to prove they are the best basketball team in 2012.
Unlike 20 years ago when the Dream Team slaughtered every opponent in its path, this year the US team will face stiff competition from [...]
July 28th, 2012 · 17 Comments
The NBA is a league where superstardom is not only needed to win, but needed to boast about relevance. Or at least, it’s used to boast about a pseudo-relevance.
Like the Phoenix Suns’ moves this offseason or don’t, it’s hard to give this team a face. The front office knows this, and after watching helplessly as [...]