Archive for the 'International Competitions' Category

The Rest Of The World Is Certainly Getting Better

Monday, September 25th, 2006

Just when I thought it was only the US men’s team that was affected by plague that prohobits them from winning a gold medal in international competitions, we find out that the women’s team follow in the footsteps of the men’s team. While the men’s team lost to Greece in the World Championships, the women’s […]

Raptors Must Be Happy They Got Him

Tuesday, September 5th, 2006

The Toronto Raptors have buffed up their roster big time this offseason and with some of their players having played in the FIBA World Champs, the Raptors must be very happy with their performance. Slovenian Raptors Rasho Nesterovic and Uros Slokar played decently well, well enough to give the Raptors some hope. Jose Manuel Calderon […]

Spain Brings Home The Gold

Sunday, September 3rd, 2006

Being a Filipino, Spanish culture is close to my heart. This is why I’m happy that team Spain won the gold medal in the FIBA World Championships and without star Pau Gasol playing in the championship game too. While deep inside I feel that team USA’s defeat to the Greeks was a good humbling experience […]

Team USA Takes Home the Bronze (Again)

Saturday, September 2nd, 2006

After losing all hope to take home the gold medal after being defeated by Greece, Team USA did the next best thing by defeating Argentina 96-81 and winning the bronze medal yet again. Considering we’re talking about the Olympic gold medalists here, Team USA did a good job by having the sense of urgency […]

Team USA Fails To Get the Gold

Saturday, September 2nd, 2006

As predicted by the three people who voted “no” in my previous poll, Team USA’s quest to get the Gold medal in the FIBA World Championships has been a failure yet once again. The thing that was quite surprising was that it wasn’t a team like Spain or Argentina to deal the killing blow […]

Arenas Bitter About Team USA

Friday, September 1st, 2006

Gilbert Arenas was cut from the Team USA roster in the move to bring the roster down from 15 to 12. I thought this was done because he got injured and had he not been he would have been an obvious addition to the roster. Now it seems like that wasn’t the case. It seems […]

Carmelo Hurt, Recovering Fast

Thursday, August 10th, 2006

Carmelo Anthony of the Denver Nuggets got hurt with a knee injury when the US team fought Brazil Wednesday. Carmelo scored 15 points before hyperextending his knee with 2:21 left in the second quarter. The US team won 90-86.
While the injury doesn’t appear to be serious, this is a warning to the players that […]