Saturday, August 28, 2004

White Men CAN Jump

So much for another stereotype.

The US men's basketball team have been ousted in the Olympic semi-finals by Argentina, beaten 89-81.

The Americans had been gold medallists in every Olympics since 1992 when NBA players started competing in the Games.

Argentina had a 43-38 half-time lead and never surrendered their advantage as the Americans tried desperately to get back into the game.

They now face the Italy, who stunned unbeaten Lithuania 100-91 in Friday's second semi-final.
I wonder if the usual suspects (aka Jon Entine et al) will take this as evidence of the "innate" physical superiority of Italians and Europeans, or is it only blacks who get to win through "innate" prowess?