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Old 08-25-2013, 09:10 PM   #13
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Default Re: 2013 FIBA Africa Championship

Originally Posted by Grinder

The level of play in this tournament is certainly higher than the Asian championships.
In general from what I have seen there is a major shortage in talent from Asian countries despite the popularity of basketball being fairly big in them. The players in the Asian leagues stand zero chance against Australian/NZ club teams let alone a higher standard of Europe or NBA and they have very few prospects that ever play at the highest level (I can't even think of 1 Asian who played in the Euroleague) so it really should come as no surprise that African countries have easily overtaken them despite a complete lack of resources the athleticism, potential and natural talent is far greater in Africa.
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