Blue_and_Whte wrote:PoundTown wrote:As a Canadian fan, I am pumped about this and not because you lost; I won't ever cheer for France in anything. I just hope this gets the US stars back in the games, so the Canadian NBA players will also join. It's the Rich Paul's of the world who are scaring players about playing in these tournaments. As a sports fan, the greed of these agents is super annoying and along with the stupid FIBA timelines making it tougher for these players are the main two things bringing down the participation in these events. I think you are guaranteed to see an American team at the Olympics next year where the only guys that have a chance of making it from this roster are Kemba and Donovan.
Fading patriotism, faith, and morals among the younger generations will make this worse. The socialist/Communist agenda perpetuated by anti americans like AOC, Omar, and Talib, pretending everything that they don't agree with is racism doesn't help and neither does that ideology being pushed by colleges. Its going to get much worse before it gets better. France earned that win and it just goes to show that the US team didnt have their heart in it. Just going through the motions.
I hate the Celtics as much as you do for losing this championship on behalf of the United States. But sheesh, thats taking what the Celtics did to another level.