Kyrie Irving to play for Australia at London?

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  1. samdapie32

    samdapie32 Debutant

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  2. djrossie

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    If he somehow plays for the Boomers i'll have a cry. A good cry.
     
  3. samdapie32

    samdapie32 Debutant

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    Big fish in a small pond to say the least. But Aus basketball types will be scrambling head over heels to get him, hell would you rather him or Patrick Mills? Think about it.
     
  4. peternorth

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    would guarantee him a gig in london (assuming we make it).

    BA should do everything to get him.

    he could do an iverson and not pass the ball to anyone
     
  5. VitalDread

    VitalDread The Unofficial Face of Bigfooty Bulldogs

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    i don't think he is like that, he is too much of a true point guard.
     
  6. Happy Mastenator

    Happy Mastenator Brownlow Medallist

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    Started his career to well, good chance to get a US gig in the future, will mean he doesn't play for us.
     
  7. peternorth

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    hey, when you need points and you canscore, score.
     
  8. Zeke

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    He'd be a fool to play with the Boomers. Good chance to play for the US of A at some stage.
     
  9. Drummer_19

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    I think i'd prefer he did that.
     
  10. PP34

    PP34 Finals MVP

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    Maybe but Derrick Rose, Russell Westbrook, CP3, D-Will and even Rondo are going to around for a while yet.
     
  11. Upgrayedd

    Upgrayedd A Vote for Clive is a Vote for Justice

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    He's looking like a more attractive prospect then Westbrook/Rondo/D-Will in a year or two, they might ask him to jump on not to lose him
     

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  12. mitchzz

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    Duke's coach also coaching the US team really hurts us big time. We can still hope! But I dont like our chances. :(
     
  13. Hand

    Hand Don't think, Do.

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    i am so happy about this
     
  14. RiggoDiesel44

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    This subject was brought up in another thread a while back. Some on this board didn't really want him because he's not really Australian. I respect this view. He'll be an international hired gun of sorts. How much practice time will he get with Team Australia? Will he just waltz in and start calling the shots? That's not his nature....but I'm sure he'll relied on heavily. Not sure how this would go over with his new teammates.

    Anyhow, if Irving is still thinking about it, I'd say he's considering it very seriously. Log jam at point guard over here...no way he plays for Team USA in London. If his career progresses, then he's a no brainer for '16. I'm a huge Duke/Irving fan and if he plays for Australia this summer, I've just found my second favorite team.
     
  15. peternorth

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    happy about what?
     
  16. September_Glory

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    In unrelated news, Kyrie Irving's manager has just announced a new Kyrie Irving shoe range to be released Down Under later this year.
     
  17. Hand

    Hand Don't think, Do.

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    the fact he might play for australia ???
     
  18. peternorth

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    are you asking a question?

    shouldn't be happy about the chance he might play for us. get excited if he makes a commitment to us
     
  19. nufan

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    I just don't see him playing for Australia. I doubt the PG depth right now is even a factor in his decision. In Rio he will be on the USA team
     
  20. Hand

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    i was questioning your misunderstanding. well i am happy that he might play for us, and in an interview with thai neave prior to the nba draft he said he wants to play for the boomers as his national side
     
  21. Scully2Folau

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    Kylie Irving has said after today's loss to the Jazz that he will remain with Team USA, citing the fact that Coach K will be with USA in 2016. Colangelo says that coaching for 2016 has not been discussed.
     
  22. Hand

    Hand Don't think, Do.

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    :( USA have a talent overload. Wouldn't he prefer to start for Australia, and play for 40 ish minutes, than be a subsitute for USA?
     
  23. Shade

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    well i hope he never plays for team USA now
     
  24. folester41

    folester41 Premiership Player

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    hes more american than he is australian and he has the opportunity to win a gold medal with team USA, no brainer really.
     
  25. Happy Mastenator

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    Being a substitute for team USA would mean a lot more marketing $'s than playing for Aus, plus a gold medal.
     

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