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From:(Anonymous)
Date:August 7th, 2006 01:08 am (UTC)
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And, in case this isn't clear enough, it's not just America competing, it IS the world.

The battles are staged in American cities, sure, but the players in all American sports come from every corner of the world to play here.

This is such a silly "debate" that I'd rather it not even continue. But if anyone wants to make another ignorant comment, they can feel free to do so... it's quite entertaining.

-Joe Gravellese
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From:sophia
Date:August 7th, 2006 02:37 am (UTC)

no longer a debate, just questions?

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yeah i'm quite ignorant about american sports. (all sports? :P)

so there isn't a good american basketball club? (i.e. many players are non american? there aren't any composition rules like in europe football clubs?)

offtopic i guess.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:August 7th, 2006 02:44 am (UTC)

Re: no longer a debate, just questions?

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Most NBA players are still from the US. But as was demonstrated in the 04 Olympics, many GREAT players come from all over the globe, especially Europe. I'd say on an average 12-man team 10 of 'em are from the US and 2 from overseas. The main point is, the best players in the world, from every country, play in the NBA.

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From:abomvubuso
Date:August 7th, 2006 08:35 am (UTC)
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Yes it is entertaining. The way you throw untested and unproven statements and allegations. Although NBA [looks] like the best quality in the world, this still means nothing. Of course they can call their champions World Champion, Sun System Champion, Galactic Champion or whatever they like, but still its just a word and gives no credibility to anyone except the domestic public, which so easily buys such cheap P.R. tricks.

Again, the same example: the English FA Premiership.
"And, in case this isn't clear enough, it's not just [England] competing, it IS the world." <-- there are players from dozens of nationalities in the Premiership; the Premiership contains the largest capital among all leagues, when you take the value of all its clubs combined; the Premiership hosts the largest number of players who are playing for their national teams, and the biggest representation on the latest World Cup; etc etc etc.

"The battles are staged in [English] cities, sure, but the players in all [English] [football] come from every corner of the world to play here. <-- this is true, too. But does it mean the English champion (now, Chelsea) is the world champion? NO WAY. They're not even a continental champion, let alone a world one.