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Old 06-30-2008, 12:56 AM   #1
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Default why no celtics on the USA team?

i'd of thought at least one of the 3 would have gotten in (esp allen).

whats the reason?
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Old 06-30-2008, 12:58 AM   #2
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They would never participate in it..they need rest so they can repeat next year.If the Celtics big 3 started for the Olympic team they would win gold with CP3 at PG and Howard at C.
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Old 06-30-2008, 12:59 AM   #3
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They aren't patriotic.
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Old 06-30-2008, 12:59 AM   #4
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They aren't patriotic.

They all played for the Olympic team before..remember when VC dunked over that 7 footer and KG went nuts..he actually had hair .
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Old 06-30-2008, 01:02 AM   #5
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Default Re: why no celtics on the USA team?

The selection process started years ago and none of them have been involved in it.
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Old 06-30-2008, 01:49 AM   #6
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Default Re: why no celtics on the USA team?

if they were all on seperate teams they would all be in the usa team prob
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Old 06-30-2008, 01:52 AM   #7
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if they were all on seperate teams they would all be in the usa team prob
that makes no sense. They started shortlisting guys when the big three were all on separate teams! KG and Ray Ray Refused to participate. I'm not sure what Pierce's deal was.
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Old 06-30-2008, 01:54 AM   #8
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Default Re: why no celtics on the USA team?

Jerry Colangelo said in the press conference that KG and Tim Duncan didnt want to do that 3 year commitment and backed out since they have already played in past Olympics.
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Old 06-30-2008, 02:24 AM   #9
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Default Re: why no celtics on the USA team?

I like it that way, they all definitely need to take some time off and rest.
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Old 06-30-2008, 02:50 AM   #10
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Default Re: why no celtics on the USA team?

Maybe because they don't fit the criteria of what the coaches are going for? No one HAS to be invited.
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Old 06-30-2008, 03:36 AM   #11
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Default Re: why no celtics on the USA team?

Ray Allen already won a gold medal in the 2k games.
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Old 06-30-2008, 03:50 AM   #12
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Default Re: why no celtics on the USA team?

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The selection process started years ago and none of them have been involved in it.

No need to talk out of your ass. Pierce was one of the original 24 selected, but was unable to participate due to minor elbow surgery.
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Old 06-30-2008, 11:44 AM   #13
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i'd of thought at least one of the 3 would have gotten in (esp allen).

whats the reason?

cuz they all we already in it...

and they want new young talent for the future
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Old 06-30-2008, 12:16 PM   #14
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No need to talk out of your ass. Pierce was one of the original 24 selected, but was unable to participate due to minor elbow surgery.
well hes closer to the truth than most of the posters in this thread. I am surprised that so many people dont know about the team selection process since its been ongoing for three years and had a lot of media coverage. as stated before, kg and allen declined to participate and PP was withdrawn/withdrew because of a minor injury 2 years ago AIR
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Old 06-30-2008, 12:20 PM   #15
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Default Re: why no celtics on the USA team?

the Celtics Big Three would definitely be effective players on TEam USA. but Colangelo only wants players who are 100% committed to being there who want to be there and want to help the USA Win the gold medal.

after 2000, KG basically said "meh, i've been there done that." and with that lackadaisical attitude, JC basically said no thanks. the same with Tim Duncan who said he would never play in FIBA again.

i mean, look this year at Amare Stoudemire. he said he wanted to protect his knee and now he's a forgotten man for Team USA.

as for Allen, he has declined as he wants to rest his body, spend time with his familiy, etc...

and Pierce... if you don't know about Pierce and the 2002 World Championships, then you are a newbie Celtic fan (cough bandwagon)
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