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Old 10-02-2012, 12:37 PM   #31
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Default Re: Why is the United States so much better at basketball than the rest of the world?

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Originally Posted by Horde of Temujin
Well if they're so much better than the rest of the world then why did Spain give them such a hard time in the Olympics?
Here several factors:

NBA rules favor the athletic players much more than FIBA rules.

NBA players are not used to playing under FIBA rules.

Spain has been playing a long time together.

Spain is enjoying a unique generation of players, especially Pau and Navarro are two of the best European players in history.

USA did not take some of their best players.
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