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JoshSelbyfor3
08-12-2012, 11:51 AM
G - Kyrie
G - Westbrook
F - Durant
F - Love
C - Davis

Wall
Josh Selby (srs)
Harden
Josh Smith
Shabazz Muhammad
Griffin
Nerlens Noel


I think you'll see a lot of new faces. Big 3 from Thunder will return and so will Love and Anthony Davis. Selby, Wiggins, and Noel are all stretches but I think they all have superstar talent. By 2020 US basketball will be U-23.


EDIT: Replaced Wiggins with Shabazz because OP forgot black people live in Canada.

whitetigerwoods
08-12-2012, 11:57 AM
Are you stupid? LeBron will be on the team.

BenadrylBandit
08-12-2012, 11:58 AM
No DH no LBJ. This list in invalid.

mustang
08-12-2012, 11:59 AM
Highly doubt Smith or Griffin will be on team. Same for Harden.

Selby, Wiggins too early to tell.

Cody Zeller will probably share minutes with Davis at center.

Bron will be back.

Rondo > Westbrook

whitetigerwoods
08-12-2012, 12:01 PM
Highly doubt Smith or Griffin will be on team. Same for Harden.

Selby, Wiggins too early to tell.

Cody Zeller will probably share minutes with Davis at center.

Bron will be back.

Rondo > WestbrookRondo's not playing lol.

JoshSelbyfor3
08-12-2012, 12:14 PM
Are you stupid? LeBron will be on the team.
Name me a player aside from Bron, Melo, or David Robinson to be on 3 Olympic squads. I don't think either will be back for a 4th run. LeBron will be too busy celebrating his 5th championship.


Highly doubt Smith or Griffin will be on team. Same for Harden.

Selby, Wiggins too early to tell.

Cody Zeller will probably share minutes with Davis at center.

Bron will be back.

Rondo > Westbrook

Why would you doubt Griffin? Griffin is probably going to be averaging close to 30 in a couple years, once he develops a reliable jumper and more post moves aside from an up and under. Josh Smith is just a wild guess. He'd be the Andre Iguodala of the squad.

Also lol @ Rondo. He'll be 30 by then. He's not even a top 5 PG now, he isn't going to develop with age like Nash or Stockton.

hundieMachine
08-12-2012, 12:16 PM
I thought Stern was going to pull the NBA from the Olympics?

JBhaverhill
08-12-2012, 12:18 PM
I thought Stern was going to pull the NBA from the Olympics?

2020 is the soonest it could happen.

SamuelTooli
08-12-2012, 12:28 PM
lol @ Kobe saying he won't go. With his ego and assuming he's still playing in 2016 (he'll be 37) I think he'll tag along just to add another gold medal to his collection.

Lebron will definitely be there.

Agree on Kyrie.

Could even see Dwight Howard joining the team if the next 4 years go well with his back.

Cliffs: gold medal no matter who's on the team



Also lol @ Rondo. He'll be 30 by then. He's not even a top 5 PG now, he isn't going to develop with age like Nash or Stockton.

notsureifsrs

I agree he won't be on the team but not for reasons you mentioned lol brb not top 5 point guard

StrongM477
08-12-2012, 12:29 PM
I think LeGoat will go, just to get that 3rd gold.

Rose
Westbrook
KD
LBJ
Davis

JoshSelbyfor3
08-12-2012, 12:38 PM
lol @ Kobe saying he won't go. With his ego and assuming he's still playing in 2016 (he'll be 37) I think he'll tag along just to add another gold medal to his collection.

Lebron will definitely be there.

Agree on Kyrie.

Could even see Dwight Howard joining the team if the next 4 years go well with his back.

Cliffs: gold medal no matter who's on the team



notsureifsrs

I agree he won't be on the team but not for reasons you mentioned lol brb not top 5 point guard
Point guards better than Rondo:
Nash
CP3
Conley
Teague
Isaiah Thomas
Lin
Rose
Westbrook
Chalmers
Lawson
Dragic
George Hill
Parker
Juan Carlos Navarro
D Will
Jennings
Calderon
LeBron


srs

SamuelTooli
08-12-2012, 12:39 PM
Strong troll ITT

JoshSelbyfor3
08-12-2012, 12:41 PM
Strong troll ITT
Strong Avi to post content correlation.

SethID
08-12-2012, 01:06 PM
Wiggins is Canadian foo'

JoshSelbyfor3
08-12-2012, 01:06 PM
Wiggins is Canadian foo'
Lol I feel stupid as fuk. Noted.


Pretty sure Wiggins could theoretically play for the US since I think he has citizenship from his father. He'd probably play for Canada though, I know he played for the World team at the Nike Hoop Summit. Anyway I replaced him with Shabazz.

deftones9
08-12-2012, 02:26 PM
javale Mcgee....serious..

MarcusWelby
08-12-2012, 08:38 PM
Starters:

Wall
Westbrook
Durant
James
Cousins

Bench:

Chris Paul
Kyrie Irving
Eric Gordon
Anthony Davis
Kevin Love
Blake Griffin

whitetigerwoods
08-12-2012, 09:13 PM
I wonder if Jabari Parker somehow gets on the team. People are comparing him to LeBron so I follow it for the lulz

Ruby3
08-12-2012, 09:21 PM
Kyrie Irving is Australian

whitetigerwoods
08-12-2012, 09:26 PM
Kyrie Irving is Australian

And? He's on the select team.....

CBN180
08-12-2012, 09:30 PM
Point guards better than Rondo:
Nash
CP3
Conley
Teague
Isaiah Thomas
Lin
Rose
Westbrook
Chalmers
Lawson
Dragic
George Hill
Parker
Juan Carlos Navarro
D Will
Jennings
Calderon
LeBron


srs

People with more sports knowledge than you.

The whole world


Joshselbyfor3


srs.

Ruby3
08-12-2012, 09:39 PM
so black people get a pass


ok.

JoshSelbyfor3
08-12-2012, 09:41 PM
People with more sports knowledge than you.

The whole world


Joshselbyfor3


srs.

I was going to reply and say

"People with a better jumper than Ronjo

The whole world"


Then I realized that the vast majority of the people on the sports misc don't even ball. Good luck on your 5'9 goals Muggsy.

heat63
08-12-2012, 09:45 PM
Point guards better than Rondo:
Nash
CP3
Conley
Teague
Isaiah Thomas
Lin
Rose
Westbrook
Chalmers
Lawson
Dragic
George Hill
Parker
Juan Carlos Navarro
D Will
Jennings
Calderon
LeBron


srs


dumb as ****k.

OnfiyA
08-12-2012, 10:07 PM
I'm surprised so many people forgot about D.Rose so fast... he gets injured during the playoffs and everyone writes him off

Gooner89
08-12-2012, 10:23 PM
Baring injuries/players returning to form I bet the final 12 is very similar to this:


Rose
Wade
Durant
James
Howard

Melo
Bynum
Westbrook
Kyrie Irving/Paul whoever is better at the time
Blake Griffin
Kevin Love
Noel/College star big man

mjf10
08-12-2012, 10:38 PM
PG: Kyrie
SG: Kyle Anderson
SF: Durant
PF: LBJ
C: Noel

Bench:
Westbrook
Shabazz
Ant Davis
Love
CP3

dan213
08-12-2012, 11:02 PM
I'm surprised so many people forgot about D.Rose so fast... he gets injured during the playoffs and everyone writes him off

1 high volume shooting point guard (Westbrook) will be enough. They don't need to add Rose.

dab0osh
08-12-2012, 11:45 PM
strong username to post content ratio

gswarrior510
08-13-2012, 12:27 AM
Kyrie/Westbrook
Erica Gordon/Klay/Shabazz
Durant/Barnes
Griffin/Love
Davis/McGee

DFINC
08-13-2012, 12:34 AM
Lebron's gonna be 31 years old by the next Olympics. Not so sure he'll still be elite with his style of play.

gswarrior510
08-13-2012, 12:35 AM
Lebron's gonna be 31 years old by the next Olympics. Not so sure he'll still be elite with his style of play.

lol he'll be ok

he has incredible amount of natural talent. Ffs he's never been injured in his career..with his style of play..wtf

DFINC
08-13-2012, 12:44 AM
lol he'll be ok

he has incredible amount of natural talent. Ffs he's never been injured in his career..with his style of play..wtf

We see D Wade slowing down fast and hard when he hit 30. Wouldn't be surprised if the same thing happened to Lebron

gswarrior510
08-13-2012, 12:46 AM
We see D Wade slowing down fast and hard when he hit 30. Wouldn't be surprised if the same thing happened to Lebron

I think wade is gonna go ham next year.

jamnajh
08-13-2012, 08:49 AM
Almost negged op, twice. ROndo isn't a top 5 pg. what?