Tuesday, July 1, 2008

TEAM USA: The Forwards

The USA Team to the 2008 Beijing Olympics

With Big games from James he might be called
"Le Best" player in the NBA

LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers)

He scored a franchise-record 48 points on 18-33 shooting to go along with nine rebounds and seven assists in a Game 5 win at Detroit in what was described as one of the single best performances in a playoff game. He had at least seven assists in each of the first eight playoff games to become the first Cavalier ever and the first non-guard in NBA history to have at least seven assists in eight straight playoff game. He was voted to the ALL – NBA First-Team Twice, the NBA All-Start starter three times and NBA All-Star Game MVP twice. In scoring, he is the youngest player to score 30, 40 & 50 points in a game, lead his team in points per game, score 1,000 to 10,000 career points, record a triple-double and score 2,000 points in a single season. The list goes on and all this he accomplished only in his fifth season. He was a member of the USA Gold Medal-winning FIBA Americas Championship Team in 2007 where he averaged 18.1 points on .760 (73-96) shooting including .622 (23-37) from three-point range , 3.6 rebounds and 4.7 assists in 10 games during the tournament. He was also a member of the 2006 USA Men’s Senior National Team that captured the bronze medal at the 2006 World Championships and a member of the USA Men’s Senior National Team and the 2004 Olympic team that won a bronze.

Anthony shows them the Mellow Touch

Carmelo Anthony (Denver Nuggets)

He led Syracuse to a 30-5 record and the school's first NCAA Championship in men's basketball .Named Most Outstanding Player of the 2003 Final Four and East Regional, Consensus national Freshman of the Year and unanimous choice as Big East Conference Freshman of the Year and was an All-Big East First team selection. In the national championship victory over Kansas he scored 20 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and had seven assists. He became the first NBA rookie to lead a playoff team in scoring since David Robinson of the Spurs did so in 1989-90. He is also the leading scorer of the US FIBA Team last year with a 21.2 points per game average by shooting 61.3 % of his Field Goals with a whopping 57.8 % from beyond the arc and shooting 71.4 % from the stripe. He was also a member of the 2006 Bronze Team to the World Championships and 2004 Olympics. Vengeance is what he said is his when he plays in Beijing.

From Team USA to Tayshaun, "Prince Forever Okay!"

Tayshaun Prince (Detroit Pistons)

Three-time Kentucky Team MVP. Finished seventh in Kentucky history in scoring (1,775 points), second in three-point field goals made, attempted and fifth in blocks. There is nothing spectacular with the way he plays but he is just a man who will never stop stopping the opponent from scoring. He is touted as the best defensive forward in the NBA today. He can shoot from anywhere in the court and if he is hot he can easily burn you with 20 points on any given night. He was also a member of the 2007 FIBA team in which he averaged 7.3 points per game on 48.1 % shooting.

My friend said that if Boozer plays well
They'll we'll cheer for him
if not
We'll chant a Boo Sir!

Carlos Boozer (Utah Jazz)

Finished his collegiate career as Duke’s all-time leader in field-goal percentage at .631 (554-878), which ranks third in Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) history, in 2007 He Helped the Jazz to Western Conference Finals, leading the team in scoring and rebounding in his first playoff appearance. Named to the 2007 NBA All-Star Team but he did not play because of an injury. He was tied for ninth in MVP balloting and also received most votes of anyone that did not make an All-NBA Team. He led the Jazz in scoring and rebounding and Registered 53 double-doubles, 3rd most in NBA in last year and 51 this year (2nd). One of only five players in the NBA to average 20+ points and 10+ rebounds. He is the only one selected who was not part of the FIBA Championship nor the World Championship teams.

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