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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Carnival of the NBA #49

Carnival of the NBA #49 is being hosted by Passion and Pride, a blog that focuses on the Philadelphia 76ers. I contributed my post explaining The Real Story Behind Team USA's Losses in Previous FIBA Events. Although the numbers clearly show that Team USA's primary problems happened on defense, I have no doubt that prior to the 2008 Olympics we will once again be bombarded by "expert" commentaries that declare how important three point shooting will be for Team USA--and we will be told that, based on his scoring average, Michael Redd played a "critical" role in the FIBA Americas tournament, even though Redd did enough "garbage time" work in that tournament to join the sanitation workers union.

posted by David Friedman @ 6:34 AM

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At Tuesday, September 11, 2007 4:02:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear David,

Please stop with the beating.

Yours,

A DEAD HORSE

 
At Tuesday, September 11, 2007 5:10:00 PM, Blogger David Friedman said...

Your complaint is more properly directed toward the members of the media who persist in misunderstanding what really happened to Team USA in 2002, 2004 and 2006. Have you asked them to stop beating their "dead horse"? Not only is their horse dead, it was not even the culprit in the first place. At least the horse that I am "beating"--defense--is the horse that Team USA belatedly attacked in the FIBA Americas tournament by adding Kidd and Kobe.

 

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