2022 Women's Basketball World Cup Thread

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The Lobbster

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If this was played in Melbourne the whole crowd would be for Australia.

Tbf I went to one of the qualifiers for the men against china and it was a 50/50 split but no question it would’ve been better in almost any other state


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Dazza the Viking

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Talbot turnover costly, 2 up with the ball, not having an out and out PG for tournament probably a mistake, particularly in that situation
 

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We were never going to get near the yanks, with this team

True. But no one was. They're a level above atm. The gap between them and second has never been wider.
Once the dust settles I think most people who know basketball will be pretty happy with the Opals even if they lose tomorrow (which I think is likely after how much energy they expended tonight compared to Canada).
I definitely am.
This tournament has been a step in the forward direction after several years of sinking.
 

Dazza the Viking

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Well we can’t blame Anneli Maley for the lost, played zero mins, despite being the reigning MVP for WNBL, hardly played for the whole tournament
 

Royces Hart

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True. But no one was. They're a level above atm. The gap between them and second has never been wider.
Once the dust settles I think most people who know basketball will be pretty happy with the Opals even if they lose tomorrow (which I think is likely after how much energy they expended tonight compared to Canada).
I definitely am.
This tournament has been a step in the forward direction after several years of sinking.

Yep, the US have surged ahead, which is not surprising with the WNBA going from strength to strength.

But that was a net gain for the Opals, getting back to their brand and reversing the trend. We played outstanding D for the tournament, team cohesion was better than its been for a long time, depth is good but unfortunately we lack superstars like LJ and Penny, which the peak Opals had.

I often wonder how good Gretel Tippett would have become, had she not quit the game. WNBL rookie of the year, great size, outstanding athletesism and a good dose of self confidence.
 

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Per the 2016 census 46% of Chinese immigrants live in Sydney around 230,000. Their support was quite noticeable in Soccer games vs China as well
 

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Also in the game in Melbourne a few months ago in the basketball men’s.
 

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