USA-Tunisia Basketball Starting Line-Up Comparison

Kobe Bryant, barely holding it together while he waits for Lebron to smell his fart. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE

Point Guard

USA- Chris Paul

27 years old

6'0", 175 lbs.

Career Accomplishments-

5× NBA All-Star: 2008–12
4× All-NBA Team (First Team: 2008, 2012; Second Team: 2009; Third Team: 2011)

4× NBA All-Defensive Team (First Team: 2009, 2012; Second Team: 2008, 2011)

NBA Rookie of the Year: 2006
NBA All-Rookie First Team: 2006

Tunisia- Marouan Kechrid

31 years old

5'10", 170 lbs.

Career Accomplishments-

Participant, Moroccan Basketball League

Advantage: USA

Shooting Guard

USA- Kobe Bryant

33 years old

6'6", 205 lbs.

Career Accomplishments-

5-time NBA champion: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2010

7 NBA Finals appearances: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010

2-time NBA Finals MVP: 2009, 2010

NBA Most Valuable Player: 2008

2-time scoring champion: 2006, 2007

14-time NBA All-Star: 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

4-time NBA All-Star Game MVP: 2002, 2007, 2009, 2011 (shared the 2009 award with Shaquille O'Neal)

14-time All-NBA Team selection (First team: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012; Second team: 2000, 2001; Third team: 1999, 2005)

12-time All-Defensive Team selection (First team: 2000, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011; Second team: 2001, 2002, 2012)

NBA All-Rookie Team Second Team 1997

NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion: 1997

16-time Player of the Month: December 2000, November 2001, January 2003, March 2004, January 2006, April 2006, December 2006, March 2007, April 2007, February 2008, April 2008, December 2008, January 2009, December 2009, March 2011, December/January 2012

2nd most points in a game: 81 (on January 22, 2006 vs. the Toronto Raptors)

Tunisia- Nizar Knioua

29 years old

6'2", 190 lbs.

Career Accomplishments:

Advantage: USA

Small Forward

USA- Lebron James

27 years old

6'8", 250 lbs.

Career Accomplishments-

NBA Champion: 2012
NBA Finals MVP: 2012
NBA Most Valuable Player: 2009, 2010, 2012
NBA Rookie of the Year: 2004
NBA Scoring Champion: 2008
NBA All-Star Game MVP: 2006, 2008
8× NBA All-Star: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
8× All-NBA Team (First Team: 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012; Second Team: 2005, 2007)
4× NBA All-Defensive First Team: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
NBA All-Rookie First Team: 2004

Tunisia- Makrem Ben Romdhane

23 years old

6'8", 230 lbs.

Career Accomplishments-

Not Lebron James

Advantage: Tunisia

Power Forward

USA- Kevin Durant

23 years old

6'9", 235 lbs.

Career Accomplishments-

NBA All-Star: 2010, 2011, 2012
NBA Scoring Champion: 2010, 2011, 2012
All-NBA First Team: 2010, 2011, 2012
NBA Rookie of the Year: 2008
All-Rookie First Team: 2008
NBA All-Star Game MVP: 2012
NBA Rookie Challenge MVP: 2009
NBA All-Star Weekend H–O–R–S–E Competition winner: 2009, 2010

2012 NBA Western Conference Finals Champions

Tunisia- Salah Mejri

26 years old

7'1", 209 lbs.

Career Accomplishments-

Killed 5 people in the Tunisian Revolution

Advantage- USA

Center

USA- Tyson Chandler

29 years old

7'2", 240 lbs.

Career Accomplishments-

2012 NBA Defensive Player of the Year

NBA All-Defensive Second Team: 2011, 2012

All-NBA Third Team: 2012

NBA Active Field Goal Percentage Leader

Tunisia- Radhouane Slimane

31 years old

6'9", (weight not found)

Career Accomplishments-

Participant, Tunisian Basketball League

Only Tunisian player with any substance to his Wikipedia page ("Known for his rough, physical style of play.")

Advantage- USA

Overall Advantage- USA

Final Score Prediction: USA wins, 4-2. Goals by Bryant (x2), Durant & Paul.

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