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why brits dont play basketball?
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why brits dont play basketball?
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>>65078010

because it's shit
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>>65078010
Manlets
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Because it's haram
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>>65078010

Because basketball is haram
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SHARIA LAW WHEN?
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it requires skill
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>>65078104

Being tall is a skill now?
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>>65078111
you don't have to be tall.
just over 1.85m
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>>65078010
the mujahadeen doesn't allow it
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if Brits hates basketball why did they put it on their money
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>>65078111
that's like being athletic in footy, just an admittedly good complement, if you are shit with the ball everyone will notice and you'll be asked to go play rugby
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>>65078010
Now that you mention it.. does Britain have a basketball league?
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>>65078201
that's what im asking.not if they're any good at it,but if they play at all.
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>>65078201
>>65078216
there is a league you silly foreigners
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>>65078223
do you have a national team too?
do you play in european competitions?
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it's possibly the worst sport in existence
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>>65078233
We played in the olympics

Deng and a bunch of tall black guys they found on the street
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>>65078249
>im not good at a sport
>the sport is shit
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>>65078265
>this flawless greek logic
I'm not very good at football but it's my favourite sport
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>>65078233
Obviously we have a national team but they're so shit the only way they qualify for competitions is if they host it. Like the Olympics.
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>>65078233

We do, and we were surprisingly competitive back in our Olympics when we got given a wildcard spot, beating China who were a very competent team despite being on the decline by 32 and losing to an excellent Spain side by a very narrow margin.
However confusingly and sadly the people in charge of funding the sport failed to recognise this as our side seriously punching above our weight and cutting literally all financial support from the state. Since then predictable the standard has rapidly declined ad the team have barely even been able to afford hotels when competing in international competition or even insurance for our star players (Deng in particular, but also Pops Mensah-Bonsu, Joel Freeland and others), which has seen us lose pitifully to minnows such as Iceland and Bosnia without any hope in the near future of improvement.
It really is a sorry state of affairs since there is some geniune untapped potential for GB to be reasonably good at basketball, if not on the level of France and Spain immediately but at least to be in the top 30 in the world if the government even remotely gave a toss about supporting it.
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>>65078265
Soccer is hella gay though.
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>>65078249
why?
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>>65078304
its a marketing issue.the sport isnt popular in britain,thats why they dont fund it.if you had a strong league,would people support the clubs,like in football?
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We do but no one gives a shit about it
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>>65078318
well no,but im not going into this meme argument again
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>>65078318
Could there be a sport more gay than american handegg?
>take rugby, a manly sport
>add pads so you don't get any boo-boos
>take a time-out after every 30 seconds of play so your poor little legs don't get tired
>receive a ball from between a man's crotch
>wear spandex trousers for the titillation of your homo-erotic fantasies
Gayest sport I've ever seen t.b.h.
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>>65078411
kek
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It's just not popular in the UK.There are basketball courts all over London, I think it's just played for fun by inner city blacks though, they know the chances of getting to the NBA from the UK are few and far between with the poverty funding and lack of public interest.I'm guessing not many of them see it as a viable career choice, unlike football.

If somehow a British Dirk arised, I think it would do the sport a lot of favours in the UK.
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>>65078341

Possibly, though I don't see why it should be so difficult to market the sport particularly from some of the strong showings by our players at the Olympics. Basketball's a relatively popular sport in high schools but the infrastructure beyond that level's almost non-existent.
Even despite the comparative lack of interest compared to rugby football and cricket I think just some basic funding would go a long way for basketball in GB.
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>>65078250
>we
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>>65078010

because they didnt invent it , they snub it
kinda like americans playing their own shitty sports and calling their team "world" champions
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Why doesn't Greece play cricket or rugby?
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>>65078516
we play rugby.not so popular tho,but we do
>cricket
we talk about SPORTS here honey
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>>65078492

britain plays loads of sports we didn't invent pooface
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>>65078545

>we talk about SPORTS here honey

r u grill?
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>>65078010
Because it's shit
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>>65078573
idk,is it me who talks about cricket?
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>>65078411
>>add pads so you don't get any boo-boos

m8 feel free to take off your pads and get hit by some 250+lb (115 kg) nig running at you full speed

they wear pads in hockey too but i've never heard anyone denounce the sport for it
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>>65078579
stop with the poor bants and gib turkey money
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>>65078434
I'm from the whitest town on earth and there are about 10 basketball courts, it's a pretty small town.

[start the spoiler] they only get used for 5-a-side [finish the spoiler]
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>>65078579
pay debts
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They play it, they just happen to suck at it
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Objectively it is a terrible sport.
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>>65078614
>>65078619
i may be poor,at least i dont play pansy "sports"
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>>65078010
Where I'm from I've never heard of anyone playing basketball. I don't even know the specific rules or anything. Nobody cares about it.

It might be played in big cities though (they tend to be more globalised).

That being said girls play a similar game called netball in school traditionally. In the same way girls also play rounders in the summer (which is basically like baseball).

>>65078434
>>65078615
These courts were probably originally for netball, not basketball.
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>>65078249
>>65078576
>>65078627
elaborate please, i think the exact opposite, it's objectively a good sport.
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>british sportsmen
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>>65078128
not even that is required
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>>65078690
>spanish opinion
>objective
pay denbts
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>>65078724
>brit opinion
>relevant
inshalla
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>>65078756
>spain
>white
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>>65078799
>britain
>white
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>>65078799
>>65078820
why is this,pale white skin considered to be the master race?they look weak and sick to me desu
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>>65078609
In Hockey they are speeding around on ice with fucking blades on their feet they need padding in NFL its just on a field like Rugby.
>>65078857
World Heavyweight Champion
TYSON FURY!!!
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>>65078857
Or you could cherrypick any other example of a Brit couldn't you
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/basketball/35339164

Who /GOAT/ here?
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>>65078062
/thread
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>>65078545
I went to corfu town and they were playing cricket on some green in full whites
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We already have sports that fill the void outside football.

On the continent there's football, handball, basketball in some countries ice hockey in others

Here there's football, rugby, cricket and cheeserolling
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They're pathetic manlets
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Friendly reminder to all to thank based Deng, the lord and saviour of British basketball

T Y B D
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>>65078627
Have you ever played it?

Also to address the complaint that "they score too much", if that's so, then why does anyone watch cricket? Why is is bad that progress can be made incrementally and not just in giant lumps?
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>>65080449
and darts

don't forget darts
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why is basketball so boring to watch when actually playing it is fun?
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>>65078128
>185
>not tall
The world average is like 170. Even in America it's like 180, discounting Mexicans.
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>>65078010
No time after going to the Mosque all day
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>>65078010
I don't know.
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>>65078111
The greatest player of all time, Allen Iverson, was like 5'11.
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>>65080943
scoring is way too easy and not very challenging
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>>65078609
>m8 feel free to take off your pads and get hit by some 250+lb (115 kg) nig running at you full speed
To be fair with the type of hits you do in football the pads are sort of necessary. The helmets are literally designed to give you CTE though, they need to change those
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>>65078010
>watching a war of attrition

how boring
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>>65078010
>why brits dont play basketball?

WHY GREEKS DONT PAY DENBTS / LEARN ENGLISH?

Get fucked, keftedes.
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>>65081203
Was?
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Brits are too busy being cucked they forget sports exist
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