Tales from the web: ‘The Golden Generation’ favored in FIBA Americas

Argentina’s “Golden Generation” should have one more big sendoff in front of their home fans over the next couple of weeks.

With standouts like Manu Ginobili, Fabricio Oberto, Carlos Delfino, Luis Scola and Andres Nocioni on the team, SB Nation.com’s Tom Ziller predicts the Argentinians are “to win one of  two berths to the Olympics in London next year by qualifying at the FIBA Americas Tournament that begins on Tuesday.

Ziller has an extensive preview and a primer of what to watch for in the tournament.

Here are some other Spurs-related tidbits that have popped up on the web the last several days.


  • Andrew McNeill of 48 Minutes of Hell.com pulls out a protractor to develop an infographical look at how successful thein the history of the franchise.
  • Paul Garcia of Project Spurs.com analyzes why Ryan Richards.
  • Janie Annie of Pounding the Rock.com analyzes in its “friendly” victory over Venezuela last week.
  • Tallahassee Democrat sports editor Ira Schoffel admits to whiffing on his prediction that Tim Duncan wasin the NBA.
  • Adam Fromal of the Bleacher Report.com among his most successful franchises in NBA history, trailing , , and his No. 1 choice .
  • Royce Young of CBS Sports.com reports that former Spur George Hill after the lockout started.
  • Rob Mahoney of the Dallas-centric Two Man Game.com relates why he doesn’t expect a rash of willing knockoffs of the Mavericks like .  
  • Phillip Barnett of Forum Blue and Gold.comof the FIBA Americas and Eurobasket tournaments.  
  • Purdue volleyball player Anna Drewry, formerly of Clark High School, tells the Lafayette (Ind.) Journal-Courier’s Sam King that she was back in the day by David Robinson.  
  • Jonathan Tjarks of Real GM.com notes that Duncan is one of the few NBA forwards over the last two seasons who had .

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