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GB Paralympic Basketball

by Kernow-T (U12445052) 16 September 2008
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Is anyone currently watching the GB v USA Bronze medal match? It's absolutely absorbing. The skill level is fantastic and GB and a little squat fella called John Pollock havjust cranked it up a notch and look to be putting the US to the sword. I've loved watching much of the Paralympics but in all honsty, few sports have given me the sae buzz I got from watching the Olympics; however I'm enthralled by the wheel-chair basketball, much moreso than the able-bodiedversion anyway. Great stuff and keep it up lads - In the future I'll definitely be looking out for more wheelchair basketball and would encourage other true sports fans to do the same

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posted Sep 16, 2008

I do hope British Airwaya are going to fly these heroes back in the plane with the golden nose cone-they deserve it!

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posted Sep 16, 2008

Absolutely agree, the wheelchair basketball has been superb. As someone said, forget the disabilty, it is just great sport to watch.

Good luck to all the paralympians.

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posted Sep 16, 2008

Can't agree more, as I live in Central China I managed to go to the game against Germany on Saturday night and it was amazing, the atmosphere was great, especially as the Chinese quite like the British generally and they love basketball.
I loved the passion and realy wish i'd seen more.
Only thing that surpassed it for me was the wheelchair rugby.

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posted Sep 16, 2008

I play/coach wheelchair basketball (at a much lower level than GB, obviously :p) and it's a great sport to watch and play. check out www.gbwba.org.uk for info on local teams etc

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posted Sep 17, 2008

I've thoroughly enoyed watching the wheel chair basketball...I wish we could see more of these athletes between Olympics....

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