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Old 08-24-2011, 03:08 AM   #1
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Default Mike Fratello: European Basketball Is More Physical Than The NBA

Just like I have been saying in this forum all along.


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Mike Fratello: "It's a more physical game over here. NBA rules helped change the game that brought scoring up. This is a man's game over here."


Mike Fratello: "I'm very anxious to see the reaction from the NBA players that come over here. They'll be awakened to the style of bball."
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Old 08-24-2011, 04:17 AM   #2
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So funny, how all the American NBA fans are trying to ignore this.
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Old 08-24-2011, 04:19 AM   #3
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Default Re: Mike Fratello: European Basketball Is More Physical Than The NBA

Its funny how in spite of that, we're the Olympic and FIBA champions. Came into your house and took the rings
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Old 08-24-2011, 04:27 AM   #4
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Its funny how in spite of that, we're the Olympic and FIBA champions. Came into your house and took the rings

So funny, how even the FIBA refs admitted they rigged those tournaments................yeah hilarious.
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Old 08-24-2011, 04:46 AM   #5
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Default Re: Mike Fratello: European Basketball Is More Physical Than The NBA

Can't wait to see Deron Williams average 50/10/10
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Old 08-24-2011, 05:01 AM   #6
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Can't wait to see Deron Williams average 50/10/10

If he was so good why did he sign to play in the second division level of Europe and not the top level division?
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Old 08-24-2011, 05:09 AM   #7
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So funny, how even the FIBA refs admitted they rigged those tournaments................yeah hilarious.
Oh come on you canīt seriously think any other team than Team USA could win the 2008 olympics the talent was just too much even with the physical style of play you claim they had to adjust to.
And that is coming from a european poster.
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Old 08-24-2011, 05:24 AM   #8
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Oh come on you canīt seriously think any other team than Team USA could win the 2008 olympics the talent was just too much even with the physical style of play you claim they had to adjust to.
And that is coming from a european poster.

Then how come FIBA's own ref said Spain would have won but the refs were instructed to help Team USA win?
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Old 08-24-2011, 05:51 AM   #9
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If he was so good why did he sign to play in the second division level of Europe and not the top level division?

Because money.
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Old 08-24-2011, 06:21 AM   #10
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Then how come FIBA's own ref said Spain would have won but the refs were instructed to help Team USA win?

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Old 08-24-2011, 06:22 AM   #11
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So funny, how all the American NBA fans are trying to ignore this.

So, when will I see Sofoklis dominate, since he is 10x the player Kaman (who is doing damn good right now with Germany) and Camby can ever dream of being.

So funny, how you will try to ignore that.
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Old 08-24-2011, 07:04 AM   #12
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Default Re: Mike Fratello: European Basketball Is More Physical Than The NBA

NBA style of play was always geared towards iso's and fast court opportunities, therefore highlighting individual abilities of players. Euro tough grind-it-out half-court game is not to everyone's taste, but it's the classical style of basketball which is getting more and more forgotten. Players can pack the paint for as long as they want defensively and we can withness true zones as well (not pseudo half-zones of NBA)
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Old 08-24-2011, 07:15 AM   #13
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Default Re: Mike Fratello: European Basketball Is More Physical Than The NBA

its common sense, the European game is played below the rim, less airspace, therefore more contact.

Good job captain obvious!

In other news, American basketball players cut from NBA teams still win player of the week, month and year honors in top Euro leagues.

Maybe they were also too physical for the NBA?
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Old 08-24-2011, 07:18 AM   #14
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Default Re: Mike Fratello: European Basketball Is More Physical Than The NBA

Can't we just agree that Euroball is more physical with less physically-imposing players, with the opposite being true for the NBA.
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Old 08-24-2011, 07:24 AM   #15
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Can't we just agree that Euroball is more physical with less physically-imposing players, with the opposite being true for the NBA.

not really...Top european teams on average have taller players than NBA ones and those dudes are actually allowed to display toughness defensively instead of a pansy league that NBA is nowadays. NBA players are faster and more athletic though
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