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All-Time Basketball World Cup
I notice that there are a lot of hubbub about which national team is the best in the history of international basketball. We, in the past century and until now, have been entertained by the likes of Oscar Robertson-Jerry West's team of 1960 Olympic, Sergei Belov's USSR team of the 70's, Arvydas Sabonis' USSR team of 1988, Michael Jordan's 1992 Dream Team, Shaquille O'Neal's Dream Team III, Manu Ginobili's 2004 Argentina team and finally Kobe Bryant-LeBron James-Dwyane Wade's 2008 Redeem Team. Everyone has their own opinion on which is the best team of all-time. Older generations would say that The Original Dream Team was better than The Redeem Team, or some potential great teams just got unlucky during the final match. Newer generations would think that including NBA players is the answer for everything in basketball.
I, as a keen observer of international basketball since I was nine (Summer Olympic 1992) -when my other friends still spending their free-time chasing butterflies and making noises in the neighborhood-, decided to hold an all-time international basketball tournament.
This tournament, intriguingly named The Cup, would involve a bit of your imagination on how to collect all the best players from any specific national team to form a fully functional team and to compete these teams with other teams in an imaginary, yet exciting football tournament.
So, are we on the same page here? Think about USSR with Belov, Sabonis and Marčiulionis. Argentina with Ginóbili and Nocioni. France with Parker, Rigaudeau and Diaw. Germany with Nowitzki and Schrempf. Spain with Gasol brothers, Martín and Epi. Brazil with Schmidt and Barbosa. Yugoslavia with Divac, Kukoč and Petrović. Canada with Nash, Fox and Wennington. Australia with Gaze and Heal. I think I am having a mind orgasm here.
Some potential countries to select:
From the Americas:
USA (can't be selected)
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