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TheStandard
12-04-2007, 02:39 PM
www.fibaamericas.com will carry the gamecast live.

DazedAndAmused
12-04-2007, 03:03 PM
how did they choose their All Stars?

Alumni96
12-04-2007, 05:27 PM
Ironically one of the guys selected was Jai Pradia of the Texas Tycoons.

TheStandard
12-04-2007, 05:39 PM
the team by name does not look that impressive. lets see what they do with the Metros of the Dominican Republic in a few hours

TheStandard
12-04-2007, 07:09 PM
Half Time

Metros (Dominican Republic) 44
PBL (US) 41

E. Tatum 13 pts for PBL

Metros are playing the PBL on a 1-3-1 zone and then a switch to a 2-3 zone in a few occasions a half court trap. Never a man to man sittuation

DazedAndAmused
12-04-2007, 07:26 PM
standard, how was the pbl team chosen? just curious.

TheStandard
12-04-2007, 07:33 PM
i will find out from a FIBA Americas official friend of mine later on tonight. I suspect that these are guys that will be part of the PBL Teams later on.

Im surprised that i dont see Razorsharks like Sims and Freel on this team

TheStandard
12-04-2007, 07:33 PM
METROS 71
PBL 73

7min left in the 4th

PBL 77
METROS 72

5min left in the 4th

PBL 81
METROS 72

PBL 87
METROS 78

4 MINUTES

Burditt with a double double 11pts 11 rebs

4 mins left in the 4th

TheStandard
12-04-2007, 09:27 PM
PBL 95
METROS 91

Metros chose to play one on one in the second half (stupid move)

TheStandard
12-04-2007, 11:27 PM
PBL is coached by Ricky Benitez who is from Puerto Rico was a very good player back in the days in the BSN. Has coached in the WBA, IBL, Hungary, Mexico, ABA and now in the PBL.

The team was picked by the league and are players that will be allotted to the teams of the league.

PBL will play BSN's Santurce team on Thursday at 8pm EST

Santurce 75-74 to Mexicali and due to a non call which at the end of the game one of the ref's gave the crowd the finger. He's now gone.

TheStandard
12-04-2007, 11:50 PM
Found two pics from the game. Attendance for the first game was at 1000 and for the second game it was the same. Thursday's sales are at 1500 and then Friday they expect a sellout since 3500 have been sold

PBL did wear Reebok Iverson "Question" Sneakers a few did wear Jordan's and Nikes but the majority was Reebok

http://www.elnuevodia.com/XStatic/endi/images/espanol/20071204_DepOTR_1357133.jpg
http://www.primerahora.com/XStatic/primerahora/images/espanol/20071205_accionbal_1355846.jpg

tbayz1
12-05-2007, 06:11 AM
The PBL is a real league, playing in this is a great move!

Anyone find a roster for the PBL team?

TheStandard
12-05-2007, 12:00 PM
Fibaamericas.com has the roster. you can always find it on the live update of the game.

They should have the roster up on the team pages right now

TheStandard
12-05-2007, 01:20 PM
another pic from the game

http://www.elnuevodia.com/XStatic/endi/images/espanol/ligaa5.jpg

bdaly
12-05-2007, 02:55 PM
Being in a PBL city, I'm obviously cheering on the league, and they're doing a lot of things right. But, I'm surprised they haven't issued a press release. They played in a very legit, international venue and won too. They've got to get on the ball a bit from a public relations perspective, as if they don't, it seems like a missed opportunity. I wonder if Rossi was heading up the PR side, because since he's stepped back to focus on the Razorsharks (as he didn't want to move to Maryland to maintain his role), the releases have slowed.

Definitely a great move to participate though. Now they need to tell everyone about it.

DazedAndAmused
12-05-2007, 05:45 PM
Good questions and point. These guys do look to be polar opposites of those un-named guys on the other side.......one doesn't get the word out enough about seemingly big news and the other issues a press release about buying new socks.

TheStandard
12-05-2007, 06:01 PM
They do not know how important this is to them how crucial this really is