Pumpkin17 wrote:I am italian. No one in their right mind should think that USA basketball is on the same level as the rest of the world. Team USA is fielding each time a casual team in the wc after dozens of renounces, playing with a team where no one is used to play with each other and with different rules. I like it more because tje competition is actually more balanced, but if we want to be realistic USA can still field 5 or 6 teams capable of winning WC each time, if only players would care or would have the same preparation/cohesion of the rest of the world.
World is closing the gap, but making a news of each loss is just nonsensical. Americans don't care, and rightfully so, they are on a whole different level.
Lebron, etc may not care, but saying the players on the team don't care is stupid. No one is used to play with each other ? Last I checked there are 4 Celtics players, 2 Bucks and all play in the same league, which is not the case for most other teams. I would say USA ISO style is simply not working that well in FIBA competitions when they don't have their absolute best players on the floor. Still there are quite a few people around here, who would try to convince you that every NBA role player, that is now called a G-Leaguer because of the loss, is going to dominate Euroleague.