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China’s Basketball Loss Should Rouse Us From Slumber

Any avid Asian basketball follower would be surprised to see how China’s national basketball team got cut down to bits and pieces following its humiliating 52-70 defeat over rising Iran recently in the 2009 FIBA-Asia Men’s basketball championships right before a shocked Chinese crowd in Tianjin, China.

ehadadiI missed watching the gold medal game, but from the reports I read in the newspapers and online news feeds, China appeared tentative in the face of a fluid offense and defense of the Iranians.

On the other hand, Iran was at its fiercest form, attacking China’s fading defense with impunity, anchored on its 7’3” massive big man Hamed Ehadadi, who ended the game with 21 points and 17 rebounds, towering over China’s “smaller” big men.

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