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USA REDEEM TEAM vs USA "B" TEAM Who wins?
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Come share your opinions and ideas! This thread is to compare USA 2008 Olympic Champions nicknamed the redeem team with USA FIBA 2010 WC champions dubbed the "B" team. Both teams went undefeated on their way to win gold. Who do YOU think?? Here are the rosters:

REDEEM TEAM aka "A" Team

15 Carmelo Anthony F 6-8 230 5/29/84 Denver Nuggets / Syracuse
4 Carlos Boozer F 6-9 266 11/20/81 Utah Jazz / Duke
12 Chris Bosh F 6-10 230 3/24/84 Toronto Raptors / Georgia Tech
10 Kobe Bryant G 6-6 205 8/23/78 Los Angeles Lakers / Lower Merion High School (PA)
11 Dwight Howard F/C 6-11 265 12/08/85 Orlando Magic / Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy
6 LeBron James F 6-8 250 12/30/84 Cleveland Cavaliers / St. Vincent-St. Mary High School (OH)
5 Jason Kidd G 6-4 210 3/23/73 Dallas Mavericks / Califonria
13 Chris Paul G 6-0 175 5/06/85 New Orleans Hornets / Wake Forest
14 Tayshaun Prince F 6-9 215 2/28/80 Detroit Pistons / University of Kentucky
8 Michael Redd G 6-6 215 8/24/79 Milwaukee Bucks / Ohio State
9 Dwyane Wade G 6-4 216 1/17/82 Miami Heat / Marquette
7 Deron Williams G 6-3 205 6/26/84 Utah Jazz / Illinois

Managing Director: Jerry Colangelo
Head Coach: Mike Krzyzewski, Duke University
Assistant Coach: Jim Boeheim, Syracuse University
Assistant Coach: Mike D'Antoni, New York Knicks
Assistant Coach: Nate McMillan, Portland Trail Blazers
Team Physician: Sheldon Burns, Minnesota Timberwolves
Athletic Trainer: Keith Jones, Houston Rockets
Athletic Trainer: Casey Smith, Dallas Mavericks
Director of Player Personnel: Johnny Dawkins, Stanford University
Director of International Player Personnel: Tony Ronzone, Detroit Pistons
Director of Scouting: Rudy Tomjanovich

"B" TEAM roster

4 Chauncey Billups G 6-3 202 9/25/76 Denver Nuggets / University of Colorado
15 Tyson Chandler C 7-1 235 10/02/82 Dallas Mavericks / Dominguez H.S. (CA)
11 Stephen Curry G 6-3 185 3/14/88 Golden State Warriors / Davidson College
5 Kevin Durant G 6-9 230 9/29/88 Oklahoma City Thunder / University of Texas
[b]8 Rudy Gay F 6-8 230 8/17/86 Memphis Grizzlies / University of Connecticut
12 Eric Gordon[/b] G 6-3 222 12/25/88 Los Angeles Clippers / Indiana University
10 Danny Granger F 6-8 228 4/20/83 Indiana Pacers / University of New Mexico
9 Andre Iguodala G/F 6-6 207 1/28/84 Philadelphia 76ers / University of Arizona
13 Kevin Love F 6-10 260 9/07/88 Minnesota Timberwolves / UCLA
14 Lamar Odom F 6-10 230 11/06/79 Los Angeles Lakers / University of Rhode Island
6 Derrick Rose G 6-3 190 10/04/88 Chicago Bulls / University of Memphis
7 Russell Westbrook G 6-3 187 11/12/88 Oklahoma City Thunder / UCLA

Head Coach: Mike Krzyzewski, Duke University
Assistant Coach: Jim Boeheim, Syracuse University
Assistant Coach: Nate McMillan, Portland Trail Blazers
Assistant Coach: Jay Triano, Toronto Raptors
Team Physician: Steve Traina, Denver Nuggets
Athletic Trainer: Joe Sharpe, Oklahoma City Thunder
Athletic Trainer: Casey Smith, Dallas Mavericks
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#2
Players who have really improved from the 2010 team:

Rose
Love
Curry
Durant
Westbrook

Players who have really declined from the 2008 team:

Kidd
Redd
Prince

That said, the 2008 wins and I don't think its even close. Nevertheless, I'd be cheering for the 2010 team.
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#3
Redeem Team in a blowout. Rose, Westbrook and Durant would be a formidable trio but when you consider their opponents would have Chris Paul, Deron Williams, LeBron, Wade, Dwight, Melo and Kobe... That's just too much fire power. Also, there are players from the "B" Team who have declined as well, like Chauncey Billups.[attachment=125:nba-sig-l1.jpg]
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#4
In a one game contest anything can happen, B Team could win. In a 5 or 7 game series I think the Redeem Team gets it done. 4 - 3 or 3 - 2 Redeem team. I don't think it be a blowout though. If Spain can give the Redeem team a scare in the gold medal game, The gold medal winning B Team could do that and more. The B Teamers have a lot of pride I wouldn't expect those guys to go out like punks. The B siders would love to take it to Kobe, Wade, Lebron and company.

B Team has some pretty good X Factors in:

Tyson Chandler
Andre Iguodola
Lamar Odom* (He's awesomely underrated)

I like the B siders in a 1 game scenario.
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#5
Maybe the redeem team have names with better reputation but only cuz on the b team you can find some young guys that hasn't made their biggest impact yet.

If you look at the 1-3 position the redeem team's best guys are probably Paul-Bryant-lebron if you put them against b team's rose-westbrook-durant I preffer the b team's back line.

Their problem is the front line, love and odom are great but Howard and bosh take them IMO.

Still, names isn't everything you got ego and chimestry and on that one b team is beating the shit out of redeem team and these things are very important for a team success. B team's spirit and huge talent will take over the redeem team IMO.
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Quote:In a one game contest anything can happen, B Team could win. In a 5 or 7 game series I think the Redeem Team gets it done. 4 - 3 or 3 - 2 Redeem team. I don't think it be a blowout though. If Spain can give the Redeem team a scare in the gold medal game, The gold medal winning B Team could do that and more. The B Teamers have a lot of pride I wouldn't expect those guys to go out like punks. The B siders would love to take it to Kobe, Wade, Lebron and company.

B Team has some pretty good X Factors in:

Tyson Chandler
Andre Iguodola
Lamar Odom* (He's awesomely underrated)

I like the B siders in a 1 game scenario.

Rather than the typical Blue vs. White games that the US usually puts on, I'd love to see a "Best of" series between these teams with the winner going to London. It would be the ultimate All-star game, a series that acutally mattered. I think that the ratings would be unbelievable.
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