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Old 04-09-2013, 03:47 PM   #31
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Cool vids. I never knew this existed.

Are pro players allowed to play in these tournaments?

That was the first official 3x3 tournament so a lot of people still don't know about it .

Yes pro players are allowed . France sent pro players and I think Greece sent pro players but under the age of 23 or something like that . Spain sent some ex pro players like Garbahosa and Jimenez ( although he signed one month contract with Euroleague team Unicaja Malaga after a couple of months ) . I don't know if someone else sent pro players but it's interesting that team without pro players won the gold .
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Old 04-09-2013, 05:07 PM   #32
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Cool idea but they're getting rid of wrestling, baseball and softball for this!?

Bad move, in my opinion!
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Old 04-09-2013, 05:46 PM   #33
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So they take away wrestling, pretty much killing the sport outside of the WWE shenanigans. In turn they add a basketball spin-off that nobody will care about. Good move IOC .

At least add that weird football-volleyball hybrid with the acrobatic kicks. That's something that could garner some interest.


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Old 04-09-2013, 06:01 PM   #34
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LeBron, Ray Allen/Kyle Korver , and Stephen Curry

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Old 04-09-2013, 08:33 PM   #35
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let the Heat take care of this
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:33 PM   #36
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I doubt any NBA players would participate. It would be college and D-League players only.

I don't think any professional players from anywhere would be allowed in it. The NBA will fight it with everything they have to make it into a bunch of street ballers.
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:36 PM   #37
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That was the first official 3x3 tournament so a lot of people still don't know about it .

Yes pro players are allowed . France sent pro players and I think Greece sent pro players but under the age of 23 or something like that . Spain sent some ex pro players like Garbahosa and Jimenez ( although he signed one month contract with Euroleague team Unicaja Malaga after a couple of months ) . I don't know if someone else sent pro players but it's interesting that team without pro players won the gold .

A bunch of teams did. But I seriously doubt the NBA would ever agree to it.

And none of the other main national teams will either. Greece's federation president said he only let some under-23 players play there because it was the first tournament and they were hosting it.

He said in an Olympics tournament no one from the senior team would play in it.
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:43 PM   #38
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Basketball, Tennis, Golf and Proper Football should not even be in the Olympics, especially this 3 on 3 bullshit.

What next? Crazy golf?

The IOC piss me off
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:38 PM   #39
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It would look like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsbyjNkcxF8
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:17 PM   #40
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so basically serbia won every single 3on3 tournament ever played?

btw i don't see why teams would ban pro players from this, it's only 10 minutes total per game, much smaller risk of injury, and an olympic gold medal is still a big deal.
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:33 PM   #41
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10 seconds for a shot and two teammates have to touch the ball before shooting. talk about fast pace. expect some low quality shooting to occur in this event.

that two teammate thing just means they have to inbound the ball instead of shooting it themselves.

This seems like fun tho...

Edit: Not to mention some guys we've never heard of could come out and be factors...


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Old 04-10-2013, 12:23 AM   #42
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that two teammate thing just means they have to inbound the ball instead of shooting it themselves.

This seems like fun tho...

Edit: Not to mention some guys we've never heard of could come out and be factors...


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I watched some of the games and the 10 second shot clock was brutal. The best way to win games was to have either an absolute enforcer big man defensively, or to have an insane lights out shooter.

Guys that fell into just about any other category of player had problems being at all useful.
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Old 04-10-2013, 02:04 AM   #43
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Give me Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden. Game Blouses.
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Old 04-10-2013, 02:08 AM   #44
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I watched some of the games and the 10 second shot clock was brutal. The best way to win games was to have either an absolute enforcer big man defensively, or to have an insane lights out shooter.

Guys that fell into just about any other category of player had problems being at all useful.
Translation: NBA players would dominate
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