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What was the friction on the 2008 Olympics basketball team
 

 
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 9 months ago '09        #2
That Guy Fly 
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n*ggas not understanding roles. It's tough to bring the star of 10-12 nba teams, throw them together and think it's going to go great without compromise
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Kyu  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x39
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Idk but I do know Kobe Bryant went HAM in 2008


Amazing stuff from the Mamba
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 9 months ago '07        #4
Cambury  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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Lebron wasn't serious they almost sent him home, Kobe wasn't with his BS. That's when Melo and Kobe became great friends
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 9 months ago '14        #5
Lurker 
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Ion know how y’all copy and paste articles onto this website ….but this was a Woj report back in 2010.

@ mentioned it above ☝🏽
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 9 months ago '14        #6
Lurker 
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From Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski to managing director Jerry Colangelo to NBA elders, the issue of James' immaturity and downright disrespectfulness had become a consuming topic on the march to the Olympics. The course of history could've changed dramatically, because there was a real risk that James wouldn't be brought to Beijing based on fears his monumental talents weren't worth the daily grind of dealing with him.

When the mandate had been to gather these immense egos and get the NBA's greatest players to fit into a program, no one had a more difficult time meshing into the framework than James. Other players made it a point to learn the names of staffers and modestly go about their business without barking orders and brash demands.

No one could stand James as a 19-year-old in the 2004 Athens Olympics, nor the 2006 World Championships. Officials feared James could become the instigator of everything they wanted to rid themselves for the '08 Olympics. For as gifted as James was, Krzyzewski and Colangelo subscribed to a belief that with Kobe Bryant(notes) joining the national team in 2007, they could win a gold medal in '08 with or without LeBron James. Behind the scenes, officials had taken to calling James' inner circle, "The Enablers." No one ever told him to grow up. No one ever challenged him. And yet, James was still a powerful pull for his teammates, and everyone had to agree they could no longer let his bossy and belittling act go unchecked. These weren't the Cleveland Cavaliers, and Team USA wasn't beholden to him.

After the NBA witnessed the behavior of James and his business manager Maverick Carter during the 2007 All-Star Weekend, the commissioner's office sent word to USA Basketball the league wouldn't force James on them for the Olympics. Before Team USA gathered for the 2007 Tournament of the Americas in Las Vegas, an unmistakable message had been delivered to James through Nike: Unless you change, we're serious about leaving you home.

"Legacies were on the line," one league official said, "and they weren't going to let LeBron [expletive] it up for everyone in China."

Through Nike, James ultimately heeded the message and became more tolerable to coaches, teammates and staff. Team USA a*signed Jason Kidd(notes) to babysit him at the Tournament of the Americas in 2007, to try to teach him something the Cavaliers never had a veteran to do: professionalism.
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 9 months ago '04        #7
A.G 
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 Lurker said




Ion know how y’all copy and paste articles onto this website ….but this was a Woj report back in 2010.

@ mentioned it above ☝🏽
I think this link should work:



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From Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski to managing director Jerry Colangelo to NBA elders, the issue of James' immaturity and downright disrespectfulness had become a consuming topic on the march to the Olympics. The course of history could've changed dramatically, because there was a real risk that James wouldn't be brought to Beijing based on fears his monumental talents weren't worth the daily grind of dealing with him.

When the mandate had been to gather these immense egos and get the NBA's greatest players to fit into a program, no one had a more difficult time meshing into the framework than James. Other players made it a point to learn the names of staffers and modestly go about their business without barking orders and brash demands.

No one could stand James as a 19-year-old in the 2004 Athens Olympics, nor the 2006 World Championships. Officials feared James could become the instigator of everything they wanted to rid themselves for the '08 Olympics. For as gifted as James was, Krzyzewski and Colangelo subscribed to a belief that with Kobe Bryant(notes) joining the national team in 2007, they could win a gold medal in '08 with or without LeBron James. Behind the scenes, officials had taken to calling James' inner circle, "The Enablers." No one ever told him to grow up. No one ever challenged him. And yet, James was still a powerful pull for his teammates, and everyone had to agree they could no longer let his bossy and belittling act go unchecked. These weren't the Cleveland Cavaliers, and Team USA wasn't beholden to him.

After the NBA witnessed the behavior of James and his business manager Maverick Carter during the 2007 All-Star Weekend, the commissioner's office sent word to USA Basketball the league wouldn't force James on them for the Olympics. Before Team USA gathered for the 2007 Tournament of the Americas in Las Vegas, an unmistakable message had been delivered to James through Nike: Unless you change, we're serious about leaving you home.

"Legacies were on the line," one league official said, "and they weren't going to let LeBron [expletive] it up for everyone in China."
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 9 months ago '21        #8
Linas Kleiza 
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 Lurker said
From Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski to managing director Jerry Colangelo to NBA elders, the issue of James' immaturity and downright disrespectfulness had become a consuming topic on the march to the Olympics. The course of history could've changed dramatically, because there was a real risk that James wouldn't be brought to Beijing based on fears his monumental talents weren't worth the daily grind of dealing with him.

When the mandate had been to gather these immense egos and get the NBA's greatest players to fit into a program, no one had a more difficult time meshing into the framework than James. Other players made it a point to learn the names of staffers and modestly go about their business without barking orders and brash demands.

No one could stand James as a 19-year-old in the 2004 Athens Olympics, nor the 2006 World Championships. Officials feared James could become the instigator of everything they wanted to rid themselves for the '08 Olympics. For as gifted as James was, Krzyzewski and Colangelo subscribed to a belief that with Kobe Bryant(notes) joining the national team in 2007, they could win a gold medal in '08 with or without LeBron James. Behind the scenes, officials had taken to calling James' inner circle, "The Enablers." No one ever told him to grow up. No one ever challenged him. And yet, James was still a powerful pull for his teammates, and everyone had to agree they could no longer let his bossy and belittling act go unchecked. These weren't the Cleveland Cavaliers, and Team USA wasn't beholden to him.

After the NBA witnessed the behavior of James and his business manager Maverick Carter during the 2007 All-Star Weekend, the commissioner's office sent word to USA Basketball the league wouldn't force James on them for the Olympics. Before Team USA gathered for the 2007 Tournament of the Americas in Las Vegas, an unmistakable message had been delivered to James through Nike: Unless you change, we're serious about leaving you home.

"Legacies were on the line," one league official said, "and they weren't going to let LeBron [expletive] it up for everyone in China."

Through Nike, James ultimately heeded the message and became more tolerable to coaches, teammates and staff. Team USA a*signed Jason Kidd(notes) to babysit him at the Tournament of the Americas in 2007, to try to teach him something the Cavaliers never had a veteran to do: professionalism.
Is that why LeBron always looks so angry now? He use to have a lot more fun and goof off in his early days.

But they could have replaced LeBron with another shooter like Ray Allen and been just fine
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 9 months ago '15        #9
SupermanDead  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x116 OP
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 Cambury said
Lebron wasn't serious they almost sent him home, Kobe wasn't with his BS. That's when Melo and Kobe became great friends
Always felt like lebron n Kobe relationship was force. Anytime lebron James does his fake smile you know he ain't with it
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 9 months ago '16        #10
Ravishing  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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Gotta look into that but Bald Wade was on a mission










No Bron


Last edited by Ravishing; 08-20-2021 at 09:24 AM..
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 9 months ago '18        #11
HoopLife88 
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From Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski to managing director Jerry Colangelo to NBA elders, the issue of James' immaturity and downright disrespectfulness had become a consuming topic on the march to the Olympics. The course of history could've changed dramatically, because there was a real risk that James wouldn't be brought to Beijing based on fears his monumental talents weren't worth the daily grind of dealing with him.

When the mandate had been to gather these immense egos and get the NBA's greatest players to fit into a program, no one had a more difficult time meshing into the framework than James. Other players made it a point to learn the names of staffers and modestly go about their business without barking orders and brash demands.

No one could stand James as a 19-year-old in the 2004 Athens Olympics, nor the 2006 World Championships. Officials feared James could become the instigator of everything they wanted to rid themselves for the '08 Olympics. For as gifted as James was, Krzyzewski and Colangelo subscribed to a belief that with Kobe Bryant(notes) joining the national team in 2007, they could win a gold medal in '08 with or without LeBron James. Behind the scenes, officials had taken to calling James' inner circle, "The Enablers." No one ever told him to grow up. No one ever challenged him. And yet, James was still a powerful pull for his teammates, and everyone had to agree they could no longer let his bossy and belittling act go unchecked. These weren't the Cleveland Cavaliers, and Team USA wasn't beholden to him.

After the NBA witnessed the behavior of James and his business manager Maverick Carter during the 2007 All-Star Weekend, the commissioner's office sent word to USA Basketball the league wouldn't force James on them for the Olympics. Before Team USA gathered for the 2007 Tournament of the Americas in Las Vegas, an unmistakable message had been delivered to James through Nike: Unless you change, we're serious about leaving you home.

"Legacies were on the line," one league official said, "and they weren't going to let LeBron [expletive] it up for everyone in China."

Through Nike, James ultimately heeded the message and became more tolerable to coaches, teammates and staff. Team USA a*signed Jason Kidd(notes) to babysit him at the Tournament of the Americas in 2007, to try to teach him something the Cavaliers never had a veteran to do: professionalism.
LeDiva
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 9 months ago '20        #12
UncleSpo  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x16
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 Kyu said
Idk but I do know Kobe Bryant went HAM in 2008



Amazing stuff from the Mamba
he was no d wade


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 9 months ago '06        #13
philly337  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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Watch out theyre coming with their cape on. They cant live with reality
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 9 months ago '06        #14
philly337  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 Ravishing said
Gotta look into that but Bald Wade was on a mission













No Bron
Wade was true mvp with Kobe closing out gold game
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 9 months ago '04        #15
Aesop730 
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 Kyu said
Idk but I do know Kobe Bryant went HAM in 2008



Amazing stuff from the Mamba
Kobe was fukking balling. The 08 team was the redeem team after the bronze in 04.
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 9 months ago '16        #16
Ravishing  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 philly337 said
Wade was true mvp with Kobe closing out gold game
No question

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Top 10 most propped recently  9 months ago '14        #17
Kyu  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x39
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 Aesop730 said
Kobe was fukking balling. The 08 team was the redeem team after the bronze in 04.
That’s a fact, Kobe did some heroic sh*t in that Gold Medal Game
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Top 10 most propped recently  9 months ago '14        #18
Kyu  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x39
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 UncleSpo said
he was no d wade


Kobe was in the middle of some championship runs, he let his lil man take over but who took over in the gold medal game?
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 9 months ago '20        #19
God is Good 
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This bron hate is getting out of hand

All because he passed up Jordan smh
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 9 months ago '07        #20
joshdogg26  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 Kyu said
Kobe was in the middle of some championship runs, he let his lil man take over but who took over in the gold medal game?
still wade, who had a better game. he appreciated some clutch plays from kobe though.
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Top 10 most propped recently  9 months ago '14        #21
Kyu  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x39
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 joshdogg26 said
still wade, who had a better game. he appreciated some clutch plays from kobe though.
Wade was unstoppable man, he was really cookin. Damn that team was fire
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 9 months ago '10        #22
6.Yrs 
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From Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski to managing director Jerry Colangelo to NBA elders, the issue of James' immaturity and downright disrespectfulness had become a consuming topic on the march to the Olympics. The course of history could've changed dramatically, because there was a real risk that James wouldn't be brought to Beijing based on fears his monumental talents weren't worth the daily grind of dealing with him.

When the mandate had been to gather these immense egos and get the NBA's greatest players to fit into a program, no one had a more difficult time meshing into the framework than James. Other players made it a point to learn the names of staffers and modestly go about their business without barking orders and brash demands.

No one could stand James as a 19-year-old in the 2004 Athens Olympics, nor the 2006 World Championships. Officials feared James could become the instigator of everything they wanted to rid themselves for the '08 Olympics. For as gifted as James was, Krzyzewski and Colangelo subscribed to a belief that with Kobe Bryant(notes) joining the national team in 2007, they could win a gold medal in '08 with or without LeBron James. Behind the scenes, officials had taken to calling James' inner circle, "The Enablers." No one ever told him to grow up. No one ever challenged him. And yet, James was still a powerful pull for his teammates, and everyone had to agree they could no longer let his bossy and belittling act go unchecked. These weren't the Cleveland Cavaliers, and Team USA wasn't beholden to him.

After the NBA witnessed the behavior of James and his business manager Maverick Carter during the 2007 All-Star Weekend, the commissioner's office sent word to USA Basketball the league wouldn't force James on them for the Olympics. Before Team USA gathered for the 2007 Tournament of the Americas in Las Vegas, an unmistakable message had been delivered to James through Nike: Unless you change, we're serious about leaving you home.

"Legacies were on the line," one league official said, "and they weren't going to let LeBron [expletive] it up for everyone in China."

Through Nike, James ultimately heeded the message and became more tolerable to coaches, teammates and staff. Team USA a*signed Jason Kidd(notes) to babysit him at the Tournament of the Americas in 2007, to try to teach him something the Cavaliers never had a veteran to do: professionalism.
Wow! Is this well known??

I legit never heard this before.
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 9 months ago '04        #23
skillahmang 
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 Lurker said
From Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski to managing director Jerry Colangelo to NBA elders, the issue of James' immaturity and downright disrespectfulness had become a consuming topic on the march to the Olympics. The course of history could've changed dramatically, because there was a real risk that James wouldn't be brought to Beijing based on fears his monumental talents weren't worth the daily grind of dealing with him.

When the mandate had been to gather these immense egos and get the NBA's greatest players to fit into a program, no one had a more difficult time meshing into the framework than James. Other players made it a point to learn the names of staffers and modestly go about their business without barking orders and brash demands.

No one could stand James as a 19-year-old in the 2004 Athens Olympics, nor the 2006 World Championships. Officials feared James could become the instigator of everything they wanted to rid themselves for the '08 Olympics. For as gifted as James was, Krzyzewski and Colangelo subscribed to a belief that with Kobe Bryant(notes) joining the national team in 2007, they could win a gold medal in '08 with or without LeBron James. Behind the scenes, officials had taken to calling James' inner circle, "The Enablers." No one ever told him to grow up. No one ever challenged him. And yet, James was still a powerful pull for his teammates, and everyone had to agree they could no longer let his bossy and belittling act go unchecked. These weren't the Cleveland Cavaliers, and Team USA wasn't beholden to him.

After the NBA witnessed the behavior of James and his business manager Maverick Carter during the 2007 All-Star Weekend, the commissioner's office sent word to USA Basketball the league wouldn't force James on them for the Olympics. Before Team USA gathered for the 2007 Tournament of the Americas in Las Vegas, an unmistakable message had been delivered to James through Nike: Unless you change, we're serious about leaving you home.

"Legacies were on the line," one league official said, "and they weren't going to let LeBron [expletive] it up for everyone in China."

Through Nike, James ultimately heeded the message and became more tolerable to coaches, teammates and staff. Team USA a*signed Jason Kidd(notes) to babysit him at the Tournament of the Americas in 2007, to try to teach him something the Cavaliers never had a veteran to do: professionalism.
They aint gonna like this.

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 9 months ago '12        #24
CaliSteppin  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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2008 Redeem Team>Dream Team

Slap away you old heads
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 9 months ago '16        #25
YungSplash 
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From Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski to managing director Jerry Colangelo to NBA elders, the issue of James' immaturity and downright disrespectfulness had become a consuming topic on the march to the Olympics. The course of history could've changed dramatically, because there was a real risk that James wouldn't be brought to Beijing based on fears his monumental talents weren't worth the daily grind of dealing with him.

When the mandate had been to gather these immense egos and get the NBA's greatest players to fit into a program, no one had a more difficult time meshing into the framework than James. Other players made it a point to learn the names of staffers and modestly go about their business without barking orders and brash demands.

No one could stand James as a 19-year-old in the 2004 Athens Olympics, nor the 2006 World Championships. Officials feared James could become the instigator of everything they wanted to rid themselves for the '08 Olympics. For as gifted as James was, Krzyzewski and Colangelo subscribed to a belief that with Kobe Bryant(notes) joining the national team in 2007, they could win a gold medal in '08 with or without LeBron James. Behind the scenes, officials had taken to calling James' inner circle, "The Enablers." No one ever told him to grow up. No one ever challenged him. And yet, James was still a powerful pull for his teammates, and everyone had to agree they could no longer let his bossy and belittling act go unchecked. These weren't the Cleveland Cavaliers, and Team USA wasn't beholden to him.

After the NBA witnessed the behavior of James and his business manager Maverick Carter during the 2007 All-Star Weekend, the commissioner's office sent word to USA Basketball the league wouldn't force James on them for the Olympics. Before Team USA gathered for the 2007 Tournament of the Americas in Las Vegas, an unmistakable message had been delivered to James through Nike: Unless you change, we're serious about leaving you home.

"Legacies were on the line," one league official said, "and they weren't going to let LeBron [expletive] it up for everyone in China."

Through Nike, James ultimately heeded the message and became more tolerable to coaches, teammates and staff. Team USA a*signed Jason Kidd(notes) to babysit him at the Tournament of the Americas in 2007, to try to teach him something the Cavaliers never had a veteran to do: professionalism.
This sound ridiculous. n*ggas mad about how another n*gga acting but he best friends with a third of the team??? And damn near the best n*gga hooping??????

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