Iran crowned 2013 FIBA Asia champions

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The monster, the beast, godzilla… call him what you want but Hamed Haddadi’s official title is 2013 FIBA Asia MVP after 29 points, 16 rebounds, 2 blocks and single handedly leading Iran to a gold medal with a 85-71 victory over the Philippines.

“We were overmatched from the start,” ¬†said Philippines coach Chot Reyes.

Iran has been a dominant force throughout the entire tournament going undefeated and making their mark as Asia’s top basketball nation.

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