France's Men's Basketball Team Drops Pricey Postgame Bar Splurge

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France's Men's Basketball Team Drops Pricey Postgame Bar Splurge
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Though it was considered a dark horse to take a medal in the men's basketball tourney at the 2012 Olympics, France's eventual sixth-place ranking is nothing to be ashamed of. Sure, Nicolas Batum's swipe at Juan Carlos Navarro's gentleman's vegetables during the team's deciding loss to Spain last week was embarrassing, but each of the team's NBA stars — Tony Parker, Batum and Boris Diaw — played well enough (though Parker shot 40 percent from the field). On top of that, the team had to deal with off-court frustrations as a severely sprained ankle in the NBA postseason took center Joakim Noah out of the Olympics, and an incident in a nightclub fight sent a piece of glass into Tony Parker's eye while he looked on as an innocent bystander.

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