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Batum: Opening Ceremony 'killed me' for France

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08:07 AM ET 07.30 | Nicolas Batum now wears a $46 million bull's-eye on his back, and his start in London certainly didn't live up to increased expectations. [A] few nights ago Batum stood through four hours of the opening ceremony. "I'm not used to standing like that," he said, "four or five hours just killed me." Also, France, which lost the game 98-71, conducted only its first full practice as a team on Saturday. Batum said, "We knew it was going to be tough for us. Maybe if we see them in a couple of days, it could be a different game." Also, Batum said French coach Vincent Collet looked up at the end of the third quarter, saw USA leading by 19 points, realized the game was out of reach, and decided to sit his starters.

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July 30, 2012  08:27 AM ET

Shoulda brought a beach chair to the opening ceremonies.

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July 30, 2012  08:39 AM ET

good laugh

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July 30, 2012  08:45 AM ET

They lost 98-71?
Must have been all that standing.

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July 30, 2012  10:08 AM ET

You Had Zero Chance, Bro.

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July 30, 2012  10:32 AM ET

I'm not used to standing like that," he said, "four or five hours just killed me."





Get a job in the real world....................



You'll get used to it...................

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July 30, 2012  10:39 AM ET
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Morning, Mick.

Morning DJ.....How goes It ???

July 30, 2012  10:41 AM ET
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Morning Jack. How was your weekend?

MMA..............Did you know that Orlando was considering trading Dwight Howard ???

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