and the other rule I dont like in FIBA is that no goaltending rule where you can knock the ball off the cylinder...NBA players instinctively wait for the ball to come off the rim(years of NBA ball will instill that instinct) while FIBA players just go take it....lost boards are costly
We just sent an all-star team over last week and lost. You're saying that it was the FIBA rules that did us in? Which rule? No traveling?
Smaller key, unlimited zone, shorter 3 point line.
A lot of players who can hit the international 3 would struggle shooting NBA 3's.
The NBA 3 point line also creates a lot more room for players operating in a zone defense.
The 3 second illegal defense rule also stops teams from playing 3 players in the key at all times to stifle moves towards the basket and coupled with the larger key area make a zone defense more difficult to use effectively. You can't just camp your biggest body in the key.
"FIBA champs are no more world champs than NBA champs are..."
most retarded post ever
Unbelievable!!! The NBA Champs only play teams based in the USA plus 1 team based in Canada. Is that your definition of the world? USA and Canada? lol
If Greece beat Team USA, then I believe FC Barcelona or Tau Ceramica can beat the Heat.
To the person who mentionned the rebounds thing: wow, what a stupid excuse! Why weren't other versions of Team USA affected? What don't we see Dirk, Gasol and all non American players do that all the time (grab rebounds while they're still over the virtual cylinder)? After all, they've been playing like that since they were kids.
And I don't follow baseball, but I believe Team USA also had their ass kicked there. Yet I bet whoever wins the World Series is called World Champion. lol
The NBA and FIBA are different alright....the NBA is just watered down BS thats a mere silhouette of what it used to be. All this complaining to refs, all these free throws, all this guard favoritism, all this rigging, all these fines, all these "superstars" who have no fundamentals, all these individuals....not TEAMS.
FIBA is what you call REAL basketball. Let the men play. Basketball is a game of teamwork and contact. Its not a game of touch fouls and constant nagging towards the refs. No player should get such overwhelming superstar treatment. If anything, the FIBA champion is the WORLD champion. The entire world uses its rules and regulations. The competition is comprised of teams...not isolation plays.
All countries are not represented in the FIBA and the rules are different between the two leauges....
there are teams and players in the NBA who dont get to play against FIBA teams..
If they did, maybe they would be 'world champs'.... its not that hard to understand if you have a brain in your head.....
it just two different leagues.....
wow, what a stupid excuse! Why weren't other versions of Team USA affected? What don't we see Dirk, Gasol and all non American players do that all the time (grab rebounds while they're still over the virtual cylinder)? After all, they've been playing like that since they were kids.
dont be an ass hole.... it wasnt an excuse, it was a rule that I said I didnt like... big difference.. Foreign players who play in the NBA have plenty of time to practice and play under NBA rules clown, maybe that is why they dont have as much trouble adjusting to the rules...
it's true that the heat would decimate any fiba team in a seven game nba finals and might win in the world championships, but fiba teams aren't allowed to compete in the nba playoffs, and nba teams don't compete in fiba tournaments.