Argentinians got heart
Poor Man's Commish here in Vegas for our back-to-back Asian American championship tourneys (unrelated to FIBA Americas, of course).
Team Argentina lost to Team USA quite convincingly last night, but the Argentinian fans (or click the picture on the upper right) showed a lot of heart. Here they are having fun in the lobby of the Thomas & Mack Center in Vegas after the game on the way out.
The erstwhile fans got a brief mention in SI's recap of the game (yes, they were drowned out, but it did take some effort by the Vegas fans to keep up with the Argentinians).
Made me think of what it might be like to watch Olympics basketball in 2008 in Beijing, when I'm sure the Argentinians -- not to mention the Brazilians, among others -- won't be drowned out. Imagine a USA vs Argentina final, with an equal number of Argentinian fans as to USA fans. I can't wait!
Btw, props to dreamleaguer Ferdie Munoz for the great tickets. FIBA and Olympic basketball remain the most under-valued basketball event on the earth, but I'll save that topic for another post...
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