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Posted in: NBA may not send top stars to Olympics See in context

realteacher: "one player makes the whole squad.."

you said that, not me. I said he was their best player, don't quote someone incorrectly and then act like a mouthy kid. Since you mentioned Michael, Larry and Kobe, how many championships do you think they would have won without those players? Because that is the context to which i was mentioning, the mavs without Dirk at the Olympics.

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Posted in: NBA may not send top stars to Olympics See in context

well realteacher, i figured I had to spell it out for you judging on the basis of your comment of just sending the nba champs, which makes no sense at all.

sfjp330: "it's not up to the players, it's up to the team owners who invested many millions to these top players"

i thought it was more up to the player/agent who want to stay healthy for their current/up-coming contracts etc, look at steve nash, he stopped playing for the Canadian team years ago b/c he said he wanted to rest up his nagging injuries (back) and get healthy for the following season. He realized the hope of an Olympic medal was a lot slimmer than that of an NBA ring, not to mention contract negotiations.

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Posted in: NBA may not send top stars to Olympics See in context

realteacher: just send the NBA champs

if they did that, then from last year they'd be sending the Dallas Mavericks... MINUS Dirk Nowitzki, who is German and their best player. Without him they'd finish last in the Olympics easily, so your theory doesn't make any sense. Most teams are comprised of a few international players, and oftentimes they are one of the teams key players.

Frenchosa, the player you are referring to is Tony Parker, who is... FRENCH! lol

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Posted in: 13-year-old girl on bike dies after being hit by truck See in context

don't be so quick to blame the driver, I've seen on MANY occasions where cyclists don't stop OR look when turning at t-junctions

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