The Saga of Saitama: When Greece “dismantled” the USA – Newsbomb – News

The Saga of Saitama: When Greece “dismantled” the USA – Newsbomb – News
The Saga of Saitama: When Greece “dismantled” the USA – Newsbomb – News

It’s been 16 years to the day since LeBron James’ deafening 101-95 victory over the USA basketball team.

It seems like yesterday, but a full 156 years have passed since the day the name of the Greek National Team went around the world.

Having “destroyed” China in the round of 16 (95-64), comfortably beating France in the round of 8 (73-56), the “blue and white” were invited to face the absolute favorite of the World Cup in Saitama, America.

Can in “Dream Team” Kobe Bryant wasn’t playing then, but the roster included LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade, Howard, Bosh and all the cream of the NBA stars.

Thodoris Papaloukas, Dimitris Diamantidis, Vassilis Spanoulis and Sofocles Schortsianitis, subdued the Americans, putting an end to their dominance in major competitions.

The “Official Favorite” played complete basketball and won 101-95 in an absolute show that went around the world and got everyone talking and brought the Greeks out into the streets to celebrate.

GREECE (P. Giannakis): Spanoulis 22 (3), Kakiuzis 15 (1), Shkortsianitis 14, Diamantidis 12 (2), Fotsis 9, Papadopoulos 8, Dikoudis 8, Papaloukas 8 (12 assists, 5 rebounds), Tsartsaris 3 (1), Hatzivrettas 2, Vassilopoulos .

USA (M. Szyzewski): Anthony 27 (3), Wade 19 (1), James 17, Heinrich 12 (4), Howard 10, Paul 3, Bosh 3, Johnson 3 (1), Battier 1, Brad

The article is in Greek


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