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

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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