Let The USA Women’s Basketball Team Cleanse Your Palate Of The Iso-Heavy Men’s Team

08.11.16 1 year ago 2 Comments

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The U.S. men’s basketball team beat Australia on Wednesday to stay undefeated in group play in Rio, but it wasn’t exactly pretty. The men’s team largely subsists on one-on-one play for scores, which they can get away with because they’re so much more talented than everybody else, but it’s not the most enjoyable basketball to watch. They rely a lot on ball-dominant wings like Jimmy Butler, Paul George and Carmelo Anthony, which has been effective, but a bit one-dimensional to the viewer.

On the complete other end of the spectrum, this video from BBALLBREAKDOWN showcases just how intricate the offense run by the laughably dominant women’s national team is.

In the video, Coach Nick praises Geno Auriemma’s intricate play sets and the team’s consistently flawless execution. The video details how the women’s team is able to exploit different defenses to find open jumpers and make the right play on offense, which has led to their stellar performance in the tournament thus far.

The women’s team may not get nearly the publicity the men do, but they have the men beat in execution and overall watchability. They’re expected to run away with the gold medal with even greater ease than their male teammates, and should definitely be getting much more attention than they are.

(Via BBALLBREAKDOWN)

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