Archive for the ‘2010 FIBA World Championships’ Category

The offseason is a time for players to recuperate, relax and rebuild their bodies. After a lockout smashed a whole bunch of games in to not much time, NBA players really needed to take advantage of their time off to get ready for the 2012-13 season. Perhaps no player has done a better job of this than Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter, who just spent a weekend in Los Angeles working out, taking hilarious pictures and then posting them to Twitter. It’s the perfect summer fitness regiment.

As you can see, the workouts seem to be a success, as he can now balance a full-grown but fairly small man off the side of his body. I don’t know how that will help him in the NBA, but it’s good to know he can do it, just in case. At the very least, this makes the Jazz a more attractive free agent location for Earl Boykins.

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On today’s final FIBA World Championship episode, Skeets and Tas wrap up an incredible two weeks of international ball. Topics include: USA’s gold winning defense, Durant’s unstoppable jumper, “Ghost Hedo,” our All-FIBA 2010 First and Second Teams, FIBA rules we’d like to see the NBA adopt, and much, much more. Thanks for watching, friends.

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On today’s FIBA World Championship episode, Skeets and Tas breakdown Thursday’s two quarterfinal matchups. Topics include: Lithuania’s ridiculous three-point shooting (8-for-8 at one point!), doubling Scola on the block, Russia’s valiant effort vs. The Americans, “Spark Plug” Westbrook, Durantula’s “cool” 33, FIBA’s handling of the 24-second shot clock, water, tables and more. L’Shana Tova!

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On today’s new FIBA World Championship episode, Skeets and Tas recap another international classic: Serbia-Spain. Topics include: “Teen Wolf” Teodosic’s deep game-winner, Espanola’s questionable final inbounds play, whether this should be considered an upset, Serbia’s funny shooting numbers, Vasquez’s defense, magic, pockets, an angry RaptorsTV rant, and, um, Turkey destroying Slovenia. Huzzah!

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On today’s FIBA World Championship episode, Skeets and Tas recap the first round of elimination games/cottage fun. Topics include: Scola’s video-game-like performance, that curious Serbia-Croatia ending, Spain’s aggressive switch to zone D, whether Yi “makes a jump” this NBA season, RISK and more.

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On today’s FIBA World Championship episode, Skeets and Tas try their best to figure out the elimination round matchups. Topics include: Serbia’s late-game defensive strategy, Luis Scola’s MVP touch, whether Eric Gordon should replace Billups in Team USA’s starting lineup, New Zealand’s surprise winning streak, that bizarre Greece-Russia game, quirky announcers and more.

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On today’s FIBA World Championship episode, Skeets and Tas discuss a fairly boring day of international ball. Topics include: Nenad Krstic’s double-double return, Patty Mills’ rough day, Team USA’s big win over Iran, “Boris Baskets” in blue, crazy Lithuanian fans and more.

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