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Most Interesting Games: Argentina 89 USA 81

This article compliments our lockout feature Most Interesting Teams in the World where we look back on some great teams of the past. In this feature, we look at their greatest games.

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Beating Team USA is kind of a big deal. So when Argentina beat the US at the 2002 FIBA World Championships, they were given a standing ovation by the other competing teams in their hotel lobby. I like to think that it went down kind of like the scene in Remember the Titans where Denzel Washington’s neighbors all come out at night to applaud his coaching efforts. I imagine that Fabricio Oberto put Pepe Sanchez on his shoulders in the same way Washington put his fictional daughter on his. Continue Reading