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  • Pizzaman
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    pistol pete wrote: View Post
    I can't wait to see the match. And, given his answer, I think that Kleiza will be effective for the Raptors in the locker room as much as on court
    Absolutely agree that Kleiza will be a positive on the court and in the lockeroom. I'm also convinced B.C. knows that and that's part of the plan.

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  • pistol pete
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    Pizzaman wrote: View Post
    Absolutely agree. Kleiza answered it properly without putting his own team down. His teamates have to believe to have a chance and he made sure they still do, unlike Jack who said the exact opposite.
    I can't wait to see the match. And, given his answer, I think that Kleiza will be effective for the Raptors in the locker room as much as on court

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  • Pizzaman
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    Buddahfan wrote: View Post
    The video is blocked.

    So you want to turn this into

    You trashed my guy and now I am going to trash yours. eh

    Okay I found the video on NBA com and played it.

    1. The most important point of the interview as applies to what Jack said is that Kleiza never trashed his Lithuanian team. He didn't say that they stink or could never beat team USA. In fact he said the opposite that anything can happen in one game. He was being truthful without trash talking team USA and give them another reason to beat Lithuania. He was truthful when he said that team USA would be unbeatable in a seven game series. That of course is not applicable so it doesn't apply to his team. I doubt that he says that if it was going to be a seven game series.

    So it seems to me that he answered some delicate questions, don't forget he has to play against these guys all this coming season, in a tactful way making sure not to upset the US players not belittle his team.

    Bravo for Kleiza. Great answer to a tough question.
    Absolutely agree. Kleiza answered it properly without putting his own team down. His teamates have to believe to have a chance and he made sure they still do, unlike Jack who said the exact opposite.

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  • Buddahfan
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    RaptorsFan4Life wrote: View Post


    I don't care what he believes, I don't think he should of said that in a 7 game series the US team is unbeatable. So much for having a confidence in your team.
    The video is blocked.

    So you want to turn this into

    You trashed my guy and now I am going to trash yours. eh

    Okay I found the video on NBA com and played it.

    1. The most important point of the interview as applies to what Jack said is that Kleiza never trashed his Lithuanian team. He didn't say that they stink or could never beat team USA. In fact he said the opposite that anything can happen in one game. He was being truthful without trash talking team USA and give them another reason to beat Lithuania. He was truthful when he said that team USA would be unbeatable in a seven game series. That of course is not applicable so it doesn't apply to his team. I doubt that he says that if it was going to be a seven game series.

    So it seems to me that he answered some delicate questions, don't forget he has to play against these guys all this coming season, in a tactful way making sure not to upset the US players not belittle his team.

    Bravo for Kleiza. Great answer to a tough question.
    Last edited by Buddahfan; Thu Sep 9, 2010, 07:48 PM.

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  • RaptorsFan4Life
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    I don't care what he believes, I don't think he should of said that in a 7 game series the US team is unbeatable. So much for having a confidence in your team.
    Last edited by RaptorsFan4Life; Thu Sep 9, 2010, 07:24 PM.

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  • Buddahfan
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    Pizzaman wrote: View Post
    I only hope we still have Reggie when we play the Suns so we can put him in for two minutes against Turdolou and he can grab his nuts and say BALL in Turds ear!!!

    +1

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  • Pizzaman
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    JalenRose5 wrote: View Post
    Kleiza vs. Turkoglu. I hope kleiza elbows turk in the eye so he has to wear that undersized mask again!
    I only hope we still have Reggie when we play the Suns so we can put him in for two minutes against Turdolou and he can grab his nuts and say BALL in Turds ear!!!

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  • JalenRose5
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    Kleiza vs. Turkoglu. I hope kleiza elbows turk in the eye so he has to wear that undersized mask again!

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  • Buddahfan
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    Jaworski wrote: View Post
    USA saw double teaming Kleiza won't work.
    So they will put Durant on him one-on-one

    As a team, Lithuania plays better
    but individually, USA is more athletic

    I hope for the Green Team to upset USA...
    but it's gonna be really really tough.
    I would love to see Lithuania vs Turkey for the championship, but most likely it be Team USA vs my surprise pick Turkey. Turkey has a very large home crowd advantage though my thinking is that it will be a lot greater vs team USA if they face them then it will be versus Serbia. Though they won't need it as much vs Serbia.

    My pick for the Championship

    USA vs Turkey

    and the winner is?

    Lets see who the finalists actually are before picking a winner

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  • JalenRose5
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    Buddahfan wrote: View Post
    I also posted this in the "Lets NBA" section as a separate thread.

    Scola Is A Sore Loser and Dirty MF

    Obviously I didn't see all the body contact that Scola was involved with during the game vs Lithuania but what I did see there is in my opinion never ever a valid reason for the cheap shot punk play like Scola made in the 4th quarter vs Lithuania.

    The play was dead or Argentina had just turned the ball over on this play when the outcome of the game was no longer in question.

    One of the Lithuanian players was standing with his back to Scola about a foot or two away. Scola took his right arm bent it and gave a full force back of the right forearm to the back to the neck of the Lithuania player. They were not jockeying for position at the time so the play was not accidental and incidental. It was just a gangster cheap shot.

    There is never ever a reason for a basketball player to drive a forearm shiv into the back of the neck of another. I don't care if not stopping that player from scoring would cost you a FIBA or NBA title. That is just cheap shot punk BS play.

    In this case there was not even a benefit to his team by doing it but just a gangster attempt to try and get out some of the frustration of a humiliating defeat.

    He just went on my NBA all time punks list.

    Welcome Luis. May your future career give you all that you deserve, punk
    He's on my list for Greasiest NBA players too! Cut your hair hippie!

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  • Pizzaman
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    Buddahfan wrote: View Post
    So far there are a number of things I have noticed about Kleiza.

    1. He has hustled almost continually on both ends of the court - Of course this is playing for his national team so we shall just have to see how it translates

    2. He has a very nice game from 15 feet and in with a number of moves and can use both hands effectively.

    3. He bodies up well on defense though he can be pinned and gotten by

    4. Not great handles, can have the ball stripped but seems to be always looking for the best opportunity for the team except when he is expected to shoot on a given play.

    5. Not very effective from beyond fifteen feet to maybe 20 feet.

    6. Strong for a #3

    7. Seems like a great teammate. Was the first over to pick up a fallen teammate. Was the first over to check on another teammate injured on a play. Looks to pass to his teammates even when he is open, if he thinks that they have a better shot. Are you reading this Jarrett Jack?

    Considering that the Raptors are paying him about $5 million a year I think they will get their monies worth. I think if fans keep it in that perspective and not try and compare him to the SF's in the league that are making $10 - 20 million a year then they will be very happy with his play in 10-11.


    8. I think he will be an overall positive both in the locker room and on the court, which is a lot more than can be said of "Ball"
    Great post Buddahfan! Are you listening Jack??? ( PRICELESS)

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  • Jaworski
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    USA's strategy...

    USA saw double teaming Kleiza won't work.
    So they will put Durant on him one-on-one

    As a team, Lithuania plays better
    but individually, USA is more athletic

    I hope for the Green Team to upset USA...
    but it's gonna be really really tough.

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  • Buddahfan
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    Kleiza finished with 17 and 9 and 3 turnovers in 35 minutes on 7 of 14 from the field

    Scola finished with 13 and 4

    Delfino with 25 and 4. The vast majority of Delfino's points came on layups and free throws. He was 8 of 12 from the field and 6 of 6 from the foul line.

    http://turkey2010.fiba.com//pages/en...4728/game.html

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  • Buddahfan
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    I also posted this in the "Lets NBA" section as a separate thread.

    Scola Is A Sore Loser and Dirty MF

    Obviously I didn't see all the body contact that Scola was involved with during the game vs Lithuania but what I did see there is in my opinion never ever a valid reason for the cheap shot punk play like Scola made in the 4th quarter vs Lithuania.

    The play was dead or Argentina had just turned the ball over on this play when the outcome of the game was no longer in question.

    One of the Lithuanian players was standing with his back to Scola about a foot or two away. Scola took his right arm bent it and gave a full force back of the right forearm to the back to the neck of the Lithuania player. They were not jockeying for position at the time so the play was not accidental and incidental. It was just a gangster cheap shot.

    There is never ever a reason for a basketball player to drive a forearm shiv into the back of the neck of another. I don't care if not stopping that player from scoring would cost you a FIBA or NBA title. That is just cheap shot punk BS play.

    In this case there was not even a benefit to his team by doing it but just a gangster attempt to try and get out some of the frustration of a humiliating defeat.

    He just went on my NBA all time punks list.

    Welcome Luis. May your future career give you all that you deserve, punk

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  • Frankthetank
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    Good post Buddah. I think Kleiza is a much better long distance shooter then you've seen. The problem with his outside shooting is he's very streaky. When he's on watch out he can go for 30 points easily in a game. Good fit for an offensively challenged team that lacks that killer offensive insticts that Kleiza has. Kleiza will help the raptors alot and will be the starting SF.

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