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    Default Re: Team USA vs Iran game thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Im Still Ballin View Post
    Just like I said.

    Xiao, where you at?
    Iran

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    Default Re: Team USA vs Iran game thread

    Why the f*ck are these games not televised?

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    Default Re: Team USA vs Iran game thread

    You could make a better tournament with 12 national teams that are not in the Olympics than this Olympic tournament.

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    Default Re: Team USA vs Iran game thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Im Still Ballin View Post
    Iranians, I believe, are considered 'Non-Hispanic White' according to the most recent US census from 2020. Here's some information about it from Wikipedia:



    So, technically they're 'white' in a government sense; but socially? Absolutely not. They're distinctly Middle Eastern. But even then, that's quite a broad brushstroke to paint. Like you said, there's various different ethnic groups within Iran; and Iran is distinct from the other ME countries.

    Why Middle Easterners and North Africans have been grouped with Europeans is due to an outdated anthropology racial taxonomy/classification.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caucasian_race



    They were grouped together, largely because of 'phenotypically' similar features. Essentially they have common skull, face, and body features.

    There's also some linguistic and cultural connections.
    Thanks for the data. White itself is a complicated classification with many tribes.

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    Default Re: Team USA vs Iran game thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Sakkreth View Post
    You could make a better tournament with 12 national teams that are not in the Olympics than this Olympic tournament.
    Who would be formidable besides Lithuania and Serbia?

    Or Greece

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    Default Re: Team USA vs Iran game thread

    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorP View Post
    Thanks for the data. White itself is a complicated classification with many tribes.
    No problem. Just keeping it real.

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    Default Re: Team USA vs Iran game thread

    KD should’ve been playing the Four Man. Super stretch four man. If only he had more physicality to him. He’s still such a twig string bean. Play more McGee, which I said, not an All Star. But size and shot blocking. This team could’ve honestly used Dwight Howard as well.

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