CWhen you are always expected to win, if the opposite happens, you will almost certainly be viewed as a loser. It has nothing to do with conditions. therefore, There’s no other way to describe Team USA’s fourth-place finish at the 2023 World Cup. A young team without stars but filled with NBA players on a mission to reconquer. Canada lost the metal with a historic ending (118-127).
Video of bronze medal game will go down in history. The United States came out without much intention, and Canada led for much of the conflict. The genius of Shai Gilgeous-Alexander along with the best of Dillon Brooks started a game…and Mikal Bridges’ historic performance ruined it. Missed a free throw, got a rebound (it shouldn’t have gone up), and dropped a three in the last second. Of course, this expansion elevated Canada’s status with the majestic Shea.
We have to work hard to learn how to win FIBA games
The look on Team USA’s face after the loss said it all. Disappointed. From head coach Steve Kerr’s comment after the semifinal loss to Germany that “this is not 1992” to “we have to work hard to learn how to win games in FIBA.” We studied everything about FIBA and the history of Team USA winning the championship. After losing the bronze medal he commented: “What’s the reason?” It’s a crisis.
They broke their own history
Team USA leaves Manila with three losses: Lithuania, Germany and Canada. And for the second consecutive World Cup there were no medals. The failure of the 2019 China competition, the championship from less to more at the Mall of Asia Arena. His on-court identity was clear, with energy and transition ability, but got lost between excessive one-on-one play and a lack of defense. At the crucial moment.
So far, this has only happened once. At the 1967 (Soviet Championship) and 1970 (Yugoslavia Gold Medal) World Cups, The Stars and Stripes were clearly far from the best team, finishing fourth and fifth at the World Cup. This is the third time this century that the World Cup has ended this way (2002, 2019 and 2023). In fact, it was a historic insult.
In effect, the “Dream Team” was forced to return to the Olympics and reclaim the throne that had been theirs since the birth of the sport. The first rumors emerged after the semi-final loss to Germany. Even LeBron James, who has been away from the team for ten years, added fuel to the fire When the first “roster” pool appeared on the scene, some eyes were left.
The Paris Olympics will be his chance for revenge. Curry has been showing interest, and Kevin Durant is a regular resource and a key part of the 12-man gold-medal-winning team at the Tokyo Olympics. – and none of them traveled to Manila – could form a team to seize the throne. “The NBA is very different from FIBA. Certain things in FIBA will be beneficial in the NBA. And vice versa. But it’s a long conversation. There’s a lot to learn,” Steve Kerr concluded .