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The Finnish Wolfpack Are a Collectivistic Underdog

By Harri Mannonen (@harrimannonen

If ever, a Rudyard Kipling quote is now called for: “For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of Wolf is the Pack.” 1,175 more words

Collectivistic Basketball

Evin Demirel reblogged this on and commented:

Interesting look at the national team of Finland, where Scottie Pippen played a few games after his NBA retirement: "Their collective decision-making has become automatized to a degree that will not be achieved by any other team in the World Cup. There is no hesitation, no delays, no second-guessing.
That’s the reason why rumors about NBA veteran Drew Gooden joining the Wolfpack in the last minute never sounded plausible to me. I thought Gooden would have damaged the collectivism of the team, and the net gain would have been negative. "

The Finnish Wolfpack Are a Collectivistic Underdog

By Harri Mannonen (@harrimannonen

If ever, a Rudyard Kipling quote is now called for: “For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of Wolf is the Pack.” 1,175 more words

Collectivistic Basketball

Report: Wizard’s Drew Gooden to play for Finland in World Cup

Things I did not know before today: Drew Gooden is half Finnish. As in he has citizenship in Finland.

His father, a former professional basketball player, met his mother while playing in Finland, something he told ESPN’s Jemele Hill a few years back (hat tip to Eye on Basketball). 294 more words

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Wizards All In Next Year With Recent Moves

With the Eastern Conference opening up more and more by the day, the Wizards are one of the few contending teams in the conference actually getting better. 632 more words

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Wizards Reportedly to Bring Back Drew Gooden on 1-Year Deal

WASHINGTON (CBSCDC) – The Washington Wizards will bring back 32-year-old Drew Gooden back for another season, Chris Miller has confirmed for CSN Washington.

Gooden — 6-foot-10, 230 pounds — initially signed with the Wizards on Feb. 165 more words

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Marcin Gortat on return Wizards: "The decision was really easy for me”

Marcin Gortat had options. Teams were calling, including the Miami Heat (although they wanted him to take a steep discount). It’s always nice to be wanted. 415 more words

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