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  • Bendit
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    Raptoronto wrote: View Post
    The Olympic qualifier games are in Argentina...so technically Barbosa was going to be playing IN Argentina not for Argentina...that would be considered treason in South America.
    Are u saying that the Brazilian coach (who is Argentine) will have to wear a helmet on the sidelines.

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  • mcHAPPY
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    Raptoronto wrote: View Post
    The Olympic qualifier games are in Argentina...so technically Barbosa was going to be playing IN Argentina not for Argentina...that would be considered treason in South America.
    Yes, that was the gist of the confusion of previous thread. Thank you for that.

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  • Raptoronto
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    The Olympic qualifier games are in Argentina...so technically Barbosa was going to be playing IN Argentina not for Argentina...that would be considered treason in South America.

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  • mcHAPPY
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    Bendit wrote: View Post
    Something to consider in all this (other international players as well) ...that during the lockout there maybe no insurance for those in the NBA who decide to play for their national teams. Another quirk, apparently the coach of the Brazilian team is an Argentine/ian. Confusion maybe in the story?

    http://www.torontosun.com/sports/bas.../17613251.html
    That could be it or people might be remembering the title of a previous thread (that was subsequently changed) that made it sound like Barbosa was playing for Argentina.... which he is not as there is no information out there to the contrary.

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  • Bendit
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    Something to consider in all this (other international players as well) ...that during the lockout there maybe no insurance for those in the NBA who decide to play for their national teams. Another quirk, apparently the coach of the Brazilian team is an Argentine/ian. Confusion maybe in the story?

    http://www.torontosun.com/sports/bas.../17613251.html

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  • Soft Euro
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    Lot of reactions. Of course he's not playing for Argentine; no link needed. Even if it was allowed, that could get you killed over there...

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  • ATT
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    Where does it say he's playing for Argentina?

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  • Employee
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    ceez wrote: View Post
    don't feel sorry for brazil, have you ever seen their women? don't feel sorry for brazil.
    Yes I've seen them on the...um...internet.

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  • mcHAPPY
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    Could someone provide a link saying anything about Barbosa playing for Argentina?

    He is not playing for Brazil due to personal reasons.

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  • Bendit
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    Maybe the Argentinian basketball federation gave him a sweetheart deal. But whats the connection? Is it parentage, dual citizenship..?

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  • ceez
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    don't feel sorry for brazil, have you ever seen their women? don't feel sorry for brazil.

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  • Employee
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    Where does it say he's gonna play for Argentina? I'm confused.

    Poor Braxil... Nene backed out too.

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  • mcHAPPY
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    GameBreaker wrote: View Post
    Trust me, it's causing an uproar in Braz'. To go and play with Argentina seems kinda messed up, no?
    Source?

    I am pretty sure once you play for one country in international ball you cannot play for another.

    The reason given was personal reasons not treason.

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  • GameBreaker
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    Lol...but I don't think we can make any trades anyhow. This isn't an NBA matter, also.

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  • ceez
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    i was going to pump my fist and say "yes, healthy trade bait!" but he's playing for argentina now what?

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