Team Spain Evil Genius or Cowards
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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 08/08/2012 2:14 PM

    First thank you Spain, it was good to see some aggression out of Batum. Now on to the real issue after flopping their way to victory over France the Spanish look in line to play the US for the gold medal game. Of course they will have to defeat a tough Russian team to do but this flop happy team should do well against the aggressive Russians. Were the Spanish wrong in flopping constantly to draw calls? I hate flopping but honestly if you are not cheating you are not trying. The bigger issue were they cowards for losing on purpose to Brazil in order to avoid team USA until the gold medal game. If someone upsets the USA, Spain could win gold without playing the Americans and that is the smartest thing they could have done. 

    I say they are evil genius' who have more than earned a few low blows along the way.
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  1. benh7777
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    Posted 08/08/2012 3:01 PM

    It's no different than an NBA team tanking to get better positions in the draft. That's just going to be part of the game like it or not. So is flopping (we'll see how this impoves in the NBA with the new "cracking down on flopping" according to Stern). European basketball can be dirty at times it seems, we've seen several situations just in the olympics. I think Spain will lose to Russia anyway. Although I would love to see the US lay a beating on them.
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 08/08/2012 3:12 PM

    Flopping needs to be outlawed. If you can't win by playing the game straight then why bother?
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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 08/08/2012 3:27 PM

    Maybe basketball should just force players to cut their hair short this would make it a lot harder for people to flop.
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  1. stacksfan2005
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    Posted 08/09/2012 10:32 AM

    i've always hated pau gasol and rudy for their flops, it seems like when you get a bunch of spainyards together they just like to flop even more. what was more impressive about batum than the initial punch was grabbing onto calderon and thumbing his throat while the ref tried to subdue him. I hope he brings some attitude with him back to the states, we don't necessarily need punches thrown, but some dont back down let's get it done attitude would be nice. I saw the attitude in meyers and am rather excited about it especially since we lost joel.
  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 08/10/2012 1:36 PM

    The floppers have made it to the gold medal game looking pretty smart so far.
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  1. cmeese47
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    Posted 08/12/2012 5:06 PM

    Their flopping was very beneficial in the tourney but ultimately they choked so it is good to know the bad guys lost
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