Thursday, August 14, 2008

Tonight is the first true test for the Redeem Team...

...as they go up against Greece, the team that, in a stunning 101-95 upset in the 2006 FIBA World Championship, outplayed Team USA who practically let the Greeks have their way with them as Greece was able to shoot 63% of their shots in that game.

And with Greece playing a tough, physical game (just ask Dirk Nowitzki), they just might play the same aggressive defense that made Nowitzki lose his cool against the likes of Dwight Howard and Carmelo Anthony, the Redeem Team's 2 most temperamental, emotional players.

"For sure, Melo's going to lose his cool so keep an eye on him, LeBron."

Will Greece use the same pick-and-roll offense that they employed to beat Team USA in the FIBA Worlds? Will Team USA finally get their shots jumpshots in the basket or are they still going to resort to their same old arsenal of drives and dunks? Did coach Mike Krzyzewski learn from their defeat at the hands of the Greeks and make the necessary adjustments that he failed to do in the FIBA Worlds?

Well, one thing's for sure. They have something, or more precisely, someone who could help them
this time around who they didn't have in that debacle...

Kobe "The Dobermamba" Bryant

Let's just hope his jumpshots go in the basket this time around.

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