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Old 10-02-2012, 12:04 AM   #1
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Default Why is the United States so much better at basketball than the rest of the world?

I don't get it...its not like basketball is a new sport to them....Its been around for YEARS over there...are there top athletes just focused on 'football or something? How can Americans hold such an edge for so long? (at least thats the most popular opinion....I have none when it comes to euroleague cuz I dont give 2 sh*ts about it..no disrespect they love the same game I do) Is it race? if so, are there whites better then the whites America produces basketball wise now, or have in the past? If not better than the past WHY now but not compared to then?...Are there training methods hopscotch and coaches a bunch of Javale McGees?

I just don't get whats holding them back from having there own West, Bird, Barry, McHale, Stockton ETC...OR, for the Africans that reside on the otherside of the sea...Why no European African Shaq, Jordan, Kobe, LeBron, Malone ETC you get the point

I mean sure theres Dirk, Drazen, Sabonis etc...but they Dont deserve to be ranked aside those past great players at all (IMO, not hating euroleague)
And...the F*CK is with there music in highlights?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hy-f3C7e_kU THAT STACHE
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:12 AM   #2
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Default Re: Why is the United States so much better at basketball than the rest of the world?

Our youth system is part of it.
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:15 AM   #3
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Default Re: Why is the United States so much better at basketball than the rest of the world?

african slaves selective breeding + invention of the game
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:18 AM   #4
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It just shows how important it is to start basketball at a young age to be successful at the highest level.
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:19 AM   #5
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Default Re: Why is the United States so much better at basketball than the rest of the world?

Basketball is an unpopular sport in most European countries. Even in those with the best basketball leagues.

Many European children dream with playing football, tennis, winter sports, motorsport, etc. Not with basketball. In proportion to the number of players USA is no that dominant.

In fact Europe provides most of the good white players, and some of the best players in the league are europeans.
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Basketball is an unpopular sport in most European countries. Even in those with the best basketball leagues.

Many European children dream with playing football, tennis, winter sports, motorsport, etc. Not with basketball. In proportion to the number of players USA is no that dominant.

In fact Europe provides most of the good white players, and some of the best players in the league are europeans.
How would you rate those white european players to the great white American players of the past?
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:23 AM   #7
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Default Re: Why is the United States so much better at basketball than the rest of the world?

Other countries just didn't embrace basketball as much as americans do.
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:26 AM   #8
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Default Re: Why is the United States so much better at basketball than the rest of the world?

a) money

B) population

C) popularity

D) race

E) drugs




more money to invest in developement of players

more people than most countries

more popular in the US than in say ( canada - hockey, europe - soccar, japan - baseball etc.. )

more black people with education and equal opportunities to take advantage of both that and genetic advantages

more advanced HGH, steroids, supliments to ensure physical strength, conditioning



many factors.
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:27 AM   #9
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Default Re: Why is the United States so much better at basketball than the rest of the world?

Great black athletes making their bones in the competitive playgrounds around the country and great high school/college basketball programs.
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Default Re: Why is the United States so much better at basketball than the rest of the world?

Huh?? Euroleague told me Americans are inferior basketball players to essentially everyone else.
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Huh?? Euroleague told me Americans are inferior basketball players to essentially everyone else.

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Old 10-02-2012, 12:43 AM   #12
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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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Great black athletes making their bones in the competitive playgrounds around the country and great high school/college basketball programs.

This. I play at playgrounds. And seemingly normal kids through adults who will never make it are ****in beasts.
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Old 10-02-2012, 01:12 AM   #13
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Default Re: Why is the United States so much better at basketball than the rest of the world?

Basketball is insanely popular at the street level in the US, and we have a lot of people. We also have the benefit of the African American Athlete, who have demonstrated that their abilities in running and jumping translate well to the sport.





Really though, it comes down to the raw amount of people that play the game here. You can't go a block in most urban/rural areas without seeing a hoop.

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Default Re: Why is the United States so much better at basketball than the rest of the world?

Because the US (read: the NBA) tweaked the rule to favor their style of play.
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Old 10-02-2012, 01:46 AM   #15
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