Thursday, August 21, 2008

TEAM USA: The Corvette Lineup

In another classy game from the American side, the US was legitimately tested for the first time all Olympics nearly losing the first quarter to the chippy Australians. LeBron had a great game along with Deron Williams. All that aside, though. For two minutes, Coach K showed the lineup that he has in his back pocket when all the chips are down. In the second quarter with Australia still hanging around. Coach K made substitutions resulting in this look
PG: Deron Williams
SG: Dwyane Wade
SF: Kobe Bryant
PF: Carmelo Anthony
C: LeBron James

Quickly, Anthony picked up his second foul and was substituted out for Chris Bosh (who, incidentally, is a phenomenal international basketball player. He shoots, he defends inside, defends the perimeter. His offensive post game is not great, but he is solid and fun to watch.) But, this is the lineup K will turn to if the game is close in the 2nd or 3rd to try to turn the game around. For about two minutes they were dominant - the best offensive and defensive lineup the US can throw at you.
The three best shooters - Williams, Bryant, and Anthony, team up with the two most dynamic offensive players in the tournament - James and Wade. In addition, James has proved to be the most effective player at defending the rim for the US with weakside blocks (Bryant and Wade also thrive in that role.)

So, look for this lineup the next time the US finds themselves in a major pinch.


At 9:49 AM, Blogger Mr. Intensity said...

Mr. Intensity here. Just wanted to say that I re-discovered this this morning (the blog) and will be spending my lunch hour reading it, but, seeing as much of the content is months old, I am, well...I don't know. I guess I won't have a lot of intelligent things to say. Oh, there's a departure from the norm. Oh wait.

At 5:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

can we get some fucking content up?

there's all sorts of things happening.... favre is as crazy as ever. our fantasy draft occurred.

how did someone not keep a running diary...

it could have just said:

12:45 - shailesh keeps chris brown
1:05 - shailesh drafts frank gore insted of taking run dmc
1:15 - shailesh drafts ronnie brown in round 2. cue 5 minutes of laughter... and coke is on the clock.

and can we get a commentary about the auction system. i mean... come on chubbs, instead of spending 10 minutes watching mini-me eat that girl's box, you could write some sort of review of something....

also, we're most likely getting some jersey wop to play defensive end for us... anthony lalota... i bet his grandma's meatball subs are better than beutj's.

-royal w/ cheese


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