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“The Other Dream Team” is impossible not to love

“The Other Dream Team” is impossible not to love

Back in 1992, the basketball world was focused on USA Basketball, and its soon to be annihilation of every international team in its path by its newly assembled “Dream Team.” Well, most of it. Lithuania had assembled a dream team of its own, simply because they’d finally had a Lithuanian basketball team.  For decades, those from Lithuania [...]

October 9, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Olympics 6

The case for Avery Bradley as an Olympian

The case for Avery Bradley as an Olympian

Earlier today, I made a suggestion over on the Olympic Basketball Blog.  Rather than the NBA push for some insane 23-and-under rule for the Olympics, it can accomplish its goals by sending two separate men’s national teams to the Olympics and the NBA’s new baby, the World Cup of Basketball. In a nutshell, it allows [...]

August 13, 2012 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Avery Bradley, Celtics News, Olympics 22

Groin shots are becoming the norm in Olympic basketball

Groin shots are becoming the norm in Olympic basketball

France’s Nic Batum is the latest Olympian to target an opponent’s groin. This photo shows Batum punching Spain’s Juan Carlos Navarro below-the-belt in the closing seconds of today’s quarterfinal game. Batum, who was not ejected, seemed proud of his actions. Here’s a tweet from Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski: Finally, I asked Batum if he felt like his [...]

August 8, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA, Olympics 3

Your Morning Dump… Where Team USA wins and Melo takes one in the sack

Your Morning Dump… Where Team USA wins and Melo takes one in the sack

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. As Carmelo Anthony crumpled on the floor with his hands cupping his groin, mayhem unfolded on the United States‘ sideline. Tyson Chandler and Deron Williams screamed at Argentina players and threatened to meet them at midcourt. [...]

August 7, 2012 Chuck - Red's Army Olympics, The Morning Dump 8