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USA vs. Iran: It's about basketball, not politics

Sep 1, 2010, 11:10 AM EDT

There are political overtones in some international sporting events. You could feel it when Turkey played Greece yesterday — then Greek fans showed up with a banner that said “We are neighbors not enemies.” It was a chance for sport to transcend the political.

Today comes USA vs. Iran, but the Iranians are looking at this as a basketball game, not a political statement.


  1. cygnus x-1 - Sep 1, 2010 at 11:35 AM

    they are only looking at that way because they have no chance to win. if they had a shot to win it don’t think the lunatic who runs that backwards pile of sand would not be making it’s hoping the “great satan” destroys them by as much as possible. look for protests and the burning of the flag in the streets tom. after the beatdown along with the death to america praise alla chants.

  2. kyle - Sep 1, 2010 at 1:38 PM

    No doubt, iranians are so full of themselves. I wonder if they know “pass me the rock” doesnt mean stoning someone to death.

  3. wow - Sep 1, 2010 at 2:38 PM

    lol…where is all the repressed hate coming from cygnus/kyle..My guess is some persians hooked up with ur moms last night

  4. bigbang - Sep 1, 2010 at 4:32 PM

    @ Cygnus & Kyle, small minded creatures that have no sense of world politics. Your bogus comments and ideology is everything that’s wrong with the world! I suggest you pickup a history book and read it.
    You poor grammar confirms you lack of education…

  5. bigbang - Sep 1, 2010 at 4:33 PM


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