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Old 10-02-2012, 12:37 PM   #31
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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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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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Old 10-02-2012, 12:41 PM   #32
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basketball is a culture, a way of life and theres many reason why that could be an advantage
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Old 10-02-2012, 12:45 PM   #33
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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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Because Wilt had sex with 20,000 women.
LMAO! Father of the entire NBA
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Old 10-02-2012, 01:09 PM   #34
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Default Re: Why is the United States so much better at basketball than the rest of the world?

First of all only a few individuals can make enough money to never ever worry about money anymore in life. Most soccer scrubs make more money than good to great basketballplayers in europe.
Aside from that only a few regions are that poor that sports is a better choice in life than education.
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Old 10-02-2012, 01:14 PM   #35
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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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Same reason why China is so much better than the rest of the world in ping-pong and badminton.

I remember Korea beat China in men's 1v1 ping pong in 2008
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Old 10-02-2012, 01:51 PM   #36
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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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Same reason why China is so much better than the rest of the world in ping-pong and badminton.

no, this is the reason why china is good at sports
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:01 PM   #37
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Default Re: Why is the United States so much better at basketball than the rest of the world?

It's all about popularity of the sport.

Which is the reason we aren't good at soccer. High schoolers here don't try to get on the soccer team. I didn't even know my high school had a soccer team for the first year i was there. We try to get on the bball and football teams.
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:36 PM   #38
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Talking Re: Why is the United States so much better at basketball than the rest of the world?

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Because Wilt had sex with 20,000 women.


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Old 10-02-2012, 02:39 PM   #39
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:42 PM   #40
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Talking Re: Why is the United States so much better at basketball than the rest of the world?

This question has the same answer as if you would have asked...

"Why is the United States so much worse at soccer than the rest of the world?"
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:55 PM   #41
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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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no, this is the reason why china is good at sports
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I must have missed the part where I said "sports" instead of "badminton" and "ping pong".

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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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I must have missed the part where I said "sports" instead of "badminton" and "ping pong".


Still they always excell at sports where training is more important than athleticism or "genetic" talent of any kind.
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:18 PM   #43
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Default Re: Why is the United States so much better at basketball than the rest of the world?

you gotta have athleticism "black" and an IQ to be good at bastetball.


Blacks are the most athletic race and U.S.A. has the smartest blacks
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:12 PM   #44
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Still they always excell at sports where training is more important than athleticism or "genetic" talent of any kind.

"Always"?

Last time I checked, their men can't win at anything outside of ping pong, badminton, and diving. Their women win at the same + weightlifting and swimming.

Not exactly a huge list.
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:22 PM   #45
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Default Re: Why is the United States so much better at basketball than the rest of the world?

This one is extremely easy:

1) number of players
2) money invested in High School and College basketball
3) tradition (better coaches even at low levels)

Why are Spain, Germany, Brazil, Italy, and many more (even Portugal) so much better at football than the USA?

1) number of players
2) money invested in youth systems
3) tradition (better coaches even at low levels)

It works like that with every single sport. You can overcome the poor tradition by investing money in bringing the best coaches in the world to your country and replicating their system.
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