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Lithuanian prime minister guarantees Eurobasket 2011 win (also Eurovision win and adoption of Euro)
Though the insufferable practice of athletes guaranteeing victory may have finally been killed with Paul Pierce’s unfounded recent declaration that “the Celtics ain’t coming back to L.A.,” it seems at least one prime minister is happy to continue talking trash in this vein.
Lithuania victory at Eurobasket 2011 > 20th-century Russian geopolitics
If there were any doubt anywhere in the world as to the level of insanity that is basketball obsession fandom, a crack by Lithuanian prime minister Andrius Kubilius on Russia-based RT.com should dispel any underestimation of the power of roundball in the Baltic country. Amidst what was ostensibly an interview about Lithuania’s “stance on Europe […]
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