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Redeem Team

Posted on: August 20, 2008 9:55 am

My Redeemers continue their march towards playing the mythical game against the Dream Team.

Because that's the only game in these Olympics that matter: The Redeem Team vs. the Dream Team.

The Redeemers are going to win every game in the Olympics by 25. They just beat the Australians by 31.

As I wrote earlier this week the Redeem Team would give the 1992 Dream Team a very tough game. The Dreamers would win but it would come down to the last few shots.

This Olympics has little to do with the rest of the world. We've established we're the best again. The United States isn't going to lose.

Some of you want them to lose, but they're not going to.

No, these Olympics continue to be about that mythical game and former Olympic basketball standard bearers, the 1992 Dream Team and the more I see the Redeemers, the more confident I become they'd give the Dreamers a great game.

Since: Oct 26, 2006
Posted on: August 20, 2008 9:27 pm

Redeem Team

Good spelling does wonders for an "argument" too. I happen to like the Kobe-hotel employee reference. 92 would steal 08's lunch money. Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Sir Charles..... Not even Donaghy could keep it within the spread.

Since: Oct 19, 2006
Posted on: August 20, 2008 8:51 pm

Redeem Team

One comment on 96 team:  no Jordan.  The 2008 team has Lebron and Kobe, who are as close to Jordan as we've ever seen, so that's more reasonable (and yes, Lebron is better than Kobe).

Since: Feb 25, 2008
Posted on: August 20, 2008 8:04 pm

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"charles barkley alone would eat "redeem" team alive, that guy would throw so many elbows in the paint, that kobe would go rape another hotel employee. Your Also forgetting about david robinson, patrick ewing, and karl malone in the low post, they would destroy lebronze and send him back to the bench to bite his nails. Coach K and his big nose are overrated, he can only win with stars. Also what kind of name is redeem team, why should i take them seriously, this uncle tom team is a joke, but im not surprised that an uncle tom sprots writer is defending them."

Your exaggeration and distortion of facts do not help your arguement.  Calling the Redeem team an "uncle tom team" and accusing Kobe of rape further marginalises your credibility.  Work on posting legitamate arguements in the future.


Since: May 22, 2008
Posted on: August 20, 2008 5:45 pm

Redeem Team

first Barkley would eat himself out of the game see Dunkin Doughnuts, Why is it every fool keeps saying Kobe raped thsi girl did you hear she had sombody eles juice in her drawers 2 other guys and by the way she showed up pregnant right after she settled sorry dude victims of rape do not handle sex real well after an episode like that.I am not saying this team would win but it would not be a blow out your a typical Jordantype fan that feels threatened when somebody mentions someone maybe better you throw insults coach K is a very good caoch i am a Tarheel fan but the truthis the truthAnd why do you call the team uncle toms oh i foprgot your from Canada never mind eeehhhh

Since: Sep 30, 2007
Posted on: August 20, 2008 3:24 pm

Redeem Team

A mythical game?? Who knows?? I like reality better. If the Redeem team wins the gold and I think they will , Their desire to win is a key factor. These guys will deserve our respect!!

Since: Feb 16, 2008
Posted on: August 20, 2008 12:16 pm

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My question is this: In this mythical game, what rules would the game be played under, International Olympics or USA-NBA? Also, would there be international Olympic referees or USA-NBA referees? It makes a difference.

Since: Feb 8, 2008
Posted on: August 20, 2008 12:09 pm

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I think the problem people are having with this is that the new athletes are much bigger and stronger. There is way more foreign talent now. Back 15 years ago there was no talent outside of US. Even today's Us team would blow them all apart. I think you people are underestimating this team. this team is even younger than that team was, I think the olympics you will see this team get even better. Lebon himself will be able to take the old dream team.


OLD Dream team.


this is the new dream team



Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: August 20, 2008 11:51 am
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Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: August 20, 2008 11:17 am

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I love how you think you are the only guy to pick them to win! My Redeemers! Haha. What an easy bet. Marching around the sportsline office like King S#$%... you are funny. It is obvious they are way better. Unless they fall apart there is no way they are going to lose.

As far as competing with the 92 team, it must be nice to argue something that can never be proved although my vote goes to the "Dream Team" as they were better and deeper in the paint. By the way Karl Malone and is a very good athlete, you must have been thinking of Eaton... and so is Charles. Try to remember back to a time when every play wasn't a clearout and guys made their freethrows.

Since: Jun 2, 2008
Posted on: August 20, 2008 11:16 am

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I will say this, 92 and 08 definitely had more star power, but if I had to place a wager I'd have no hesitation taking the 96 team with every one of the best big men of the last 20 years (David Robinson, Shaq, Hakeem, Karl Malone) except Tim Duncan, clutch 3pt shooting (Majerle, Price, Miller), steady pt. guard play (Stockton, Payton, Penny Hardaway), and all the athleticism of the other 3 (all the above stars and Grant Hill).

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