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Who's gonna win the 2019 FIBA World Cup?

USA
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Spain
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2019 FIBA World Cup
« on: August 05, 2019, 11:08:40 PM »

Offline Jvalin

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It seems possible that the C's are gonna be represented by 8 players in the upcoming FIBA World Cup, hence I decided to make a thread about it.

USA: Kemba, Brown, Tatum, Smart
France: Poirier
Germany: Theis
Nigeria: Semi (he's on the 44-man preliminary list)
Senegal: Tacko*

*alongside his brother(?) Youssoupha Fall who is just 7'3.75'' ;D


The US 16-man preliminary roster:
(at least 4 of them aren't gonna make the cut)

PG: Kemba, Lowry, Fox, Smart
SG: Mitchell, Brown
SF: Middleton, Tatum, Barnes
PF: Kuzma, Thad Young, PJ Tucker
C: Brook Lopez, Turner, Adebayo, Plumlee


With that many star players withdrawing from the roster, the situation reminds me of the 2002 World Cup in Indianapolis when the US finished 6th. Don't get me wrong, they are obviously the favorites, but there are plenty of good teams which could give them a run for their money.

Serbia: Jokic, Bogdan Bogdanovic (the one playing for the Kings), Bjelica, Marjanovic, Teodosic
Spain: Marc Gasol, Rubio, the Hernangomez brothers
Greece: Giannis + plenty of good players at the Euroleague level. Thing is, only one of them (Sloukas) is a knockdown shooter.
France: Gobert, Fournier, Batum, Ntilikina

Lithuania, Canada, Australia aren't half bad either.

I guess it's gonna be a fun tournament. The US haven't lost a single game since the semi final against Greece, back in 2006. The way I see it, they look beatable once again.
« Last Edit: August 06, 2019, 12:08:15 AM by Jvalin »

Re: 2019 FIBA World Cup
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2019, 11:12:38 PM »

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I reckon Serbia could pose a legit problem to the US. Hopefully Australia too!

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*alongside his brother(?) Youssoupha Fall who is just 7 ft 3.75 ;D
Runt of the litter eh?

Re: 2019 FIBA World Cup
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2019, 11:52:56 PM »

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Is it just me or do Americans not care a hoot about FIBA World Cup? If USA basketball cared about any competition outside the NBA, other than the Olympics, they would send their best to win it and they would win every tournament.

But USA basketball doesn't care about much other than the Olympics when it comes to national tournaments and I think the fandom has very similar feelings. I just don't think the average American NBA fan gives a dang about the very contrively named FIBA World Cup. It's a knockoff version of the FIFA World Cup and I just don't think the prestige crosses over. In basketball, true prestige comes from being an NBA or Olympic champion, at least in the eyes of most American fans. The World Cup? Not so much.

Re: 2019 FIBA World Cup
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2019, 12:15:40 AM »

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Is it just me or do Americans not care a hoot about FIBA World Cup? If USA basketball cared about any competition outside the NBA, other than the Olympics, they would send their best to win it and they would win every tournament.

But USA basketball doesn't care about much other than the Olympics when it comes to national tournaments and I think the fandom has very similar feelings. I just don't think the average American NBA fan gives a dang about the very contrively named FIBA World Cup. It's a knockoff version of the FIFA World Cup and I just don't think the prestige crosses over. In basketball, true prestige comes from being an NBA or Olympic champion, at least in the eyes of most American fans. The World Cup? Not so much.
Yeah, I know. :( It's a big thing in several countries here in Europe though (Lithuania, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Serbia to name a few).

According to Giannis, ''I would exchange the MVP title for the gold medal in China''.

As far as I know, basketball is the #1 sport in Philippines and it is growing in popularity in China. Not sure what's going on in the rest of the world (rest of Asia, Latin America, Africa, Australia, New Zealand).


Btw, Kemba is killing it in practice. It looks like him and Mitchell are gonna be the go-to guys for the US.

https://twitter.com/NBA/status/1158477116721287169
« Last Edit: August 06, 2019, 01:10:47 AM by Jvalin »

Re: 2019 FIBA World Cup
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2019, 02:09:15 AM »

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Greece doesn't have enough long range firepower to help Giannis. Sloukas did have a great season but he is tge only one you can count on making a 3p. Calathes and Bourousis  are unpredictable. I think Greece will be better than the last couple of tournaments but not on the same level as Serbia and Spain. Having Giannis gives you hopes though

Re: 2019 FIBA World Cup
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2019, 02:58:01 AM »

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Is it just me or do Americans not care a hoot about FIBA World Cup? If USA basketball cared about any competition outside the NBA, other than the Olympics, they would send their best to win it and they would win every tournament.

But USA basketball doesn't care about much other than the Olympics when it comes to national tournaments and I think the fandom has very similar feelings. I just don't think the average American NBA fan gives a dang about the very contrively named FIBA World Cup. It's a knockoff version of the FIFA World Cup and I just don't think the prestige crosses over. In basketball, true prestige comes from being an NBA or Olympic champion, at least in the eyes of most American fans. The World Cup? Not so much.
Yeah, I know. :( It's a big thing in several countries here in Europe though (Lithuania, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Serbia to name a few).

According to Giannis, ''I would exchange the MVP title for the gold medal in China''.

As far as I know, basketball is the #1 sport in Philippines and it is growing in popularity in China. Not sure what's going on in the rest of the world (rest of Asia, Latin America, Africa, Australia, New Zealand).


Btw, Kemba is killing it in practice. It looks like him and Mitchell are gonna be the go-to guys for the US.

https://twitter.com/NBA/status/1158477116721287169

Japan is starting to get into basketball now with Rui Hachimura and Yuta Watanabe on the NBA. Although they have been promoting basketball in other mediums like manga and anime since long time ago.

Re: 2019 FIBA World Cup
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2019, 04:06:21 AM »

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Is it just me or do Americans not care a hoot about FIBA World Cup? If USA basketball cared about any competition outside the NBA, other than the Olympics, they would send their best to win it and they would win every tournament.

But USA basketball doesn't care about much other than the Olympics when it comes to national tournaments and I think the fandom has very similar feelings. I just don't think the average American NBA fan gives a dang about the very contrively named FIBA World Cup. It's a knockoff version of the FIFA World Cup and I just don't think the prestige crosses over. In basketball, true prestige comes from being an NBA or Olympic champion, at least in the eyes of most American fans. The World Cup? Not so much.
Yeah, I know. :( It's a big thing in several countries here in Europe though (Lithuania, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Serbia to name a few).

According to Giannis, ''I would exchange the MVP title for the gold medal in China''.

As far as I know, basketball is the #1 sport in Philippines and it is growing in popularity in China. Not sure what's going on in the rest of the world (rest of Asia, Latin America, Africa, Australia, New Zealand).


Btw, Kemba is killing it in practice. It looks like him and Mitchell are gonna be the go-to guys for the US.

https://twitter.com/NBA/status/1158477116721287169

Japan is starting to get into basketball now with Rui Hachimura and Yuta Watanabe on the NBA. Although they have been promoting basketball in other mediums like manga and anime since long time ago.
Slam Dunk is still by far and away the best Japanese manga/light novel about basketball imo.

Re: 2019 FIBA World Cup
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2019, 04:29:52 AM »

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Is it just me or do Americans not care a hoot about FIBA World Cup? If USA basketball cared about any competition outside the NBA, other than the Olympics, they would send their best to win it and they would win every tournament.

But USA basketball doesn't care about much other than the Olympics when it comes to national tournaments and I think the fandom has very similar feelings. I just don't think the average American NBA fan gives a dang about the very contrively named FIBA World Cup. It's a knockoff version of the FIFA World Cup and I just don't think the prestige crosses over. In basketball, true prestige comes from being an NBA or Olympic champion, at least in the eyes of most American fans. The World Cup? Not so much.
Yeah, I know. :( It's a big thing in several countries here in Europe though (Lithuania, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Serbia to name a few).

According to Giannis, ''I would exchange the MVP title for the gold medal in China''.

As far as I know, basketball is the #1 sport in Philippines and it is growing in popularity in China. Not sure what's going on in the rest of the world (rest of Asia, Latin America, Africa, Australia, New Zealand).


Btw, Kemba is killing it in practice. It looks like him and Mitchell are gonna be the go-to guys for the US.

https://twitter.com/NBA/status/1158477116721287169

I'm pretty sure basketball is now the second most popular sport in New Zealand schools.

Re: 2019 FIBA World Cup
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2019, 06:57:34 AM »

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Is it just me or do Americans not care a hoot about FIBA World Cup? If USA basketball cared about any competition outside the NBA, other than the Olympics, they would send their best to win it and they would win every tournament.

But USA basketball doesn't care about much other than the Olympics when it comes to national tournaments and I think the fandom has very similar feelings. I just don't think the average American NBA fan gives a dang about the very contrively named FIBA World Cup. It's a knockoff version of the FIFA World Cup and I just don't think the prestige crosses over. In basketball, true prestige comes from being an NBA or Olympic champion, at least in the eyes of most American fans. The World Cup? Not so much.
Yeah, I know. :( It's a big thing in several countries here in Europe though (Lithuania, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Serbia to name a few).

According to Giannis, ''I would exchange the MVP title for the gold medal in China''.

As far as I know, basketball is the #1 sport in Philippines and it is growing in popularity in China. Not sure what's going on in the rest of the world (rest of Asia, Latin America, Africa, Australia, New Zealand).


Btw, Kemba is killing it in practice. It looks like him and Mitchell are gonna be the go-to guys for the US.

https://twitter.com/NBA/status/1158477116721287169

Japan is starting to get into basketball now with Rui Hachimura and Yuta Watanabe on the NBA. Although they have been promoting basketball in other mediums like manga and anime since long time ago.
Slam Dunk is still by far and away the best Japanese manga/light novel about basketball imo.

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Re: 2019 FIBA World Cup
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2019, 07:01:53 AM »

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Is it just me or do Americans not care a hoot about FIBA World Cup? If USA basketball cared about any competition outside the NBA, other than the Olympics, they would send their best to win it and they would win every tournament.

But USA basketball doesn't care about much other than the Olympics when it comes to national tournaments and I think the fandom has very similar feelings. I just don't think the average American NBA fan gives a dang about the very contrively named FIBA World Cup. It's a knockoff version of the FIFA World Cup and I just don't think the prestige crosses over. In basketball, true prestige comes from being an NBA or Olympic champion, at least in the eyes of most American fans. The World Cup? Not so much.

I think a lot of Americans don't know or forget that there is a basketball World Cup. I like it because it's more basketball in the summer, but even I'm not bothered by all the top players dropping out. It's just a fun little tournament to me.

Maybe the international posters here can confirm, but I remember hearing that internationally the FIBA World Cup/Championship has more prestige than the Olympic teams.

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« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2019, 07:14:32 AM »

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I don't think so.  Maybe equally important but definitely not more than the Olympic games

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« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2019, 07:30:22 AM »

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It seems possible that the C's are gonna be represented by 8 players in the upcoming FIBA World Cup, hence I decided to make a thread about it.

USA: Kemba, Brown, Tatum, Smart
France: Poirier
Germany: Theis
Nigeria: Semi (he's on the 44-man preliminary list)
Senegal: Tacko*

*alongside his brother(?) Youssoupha Fall who is just 7'3.75'' ;D


The US 16-man preliminary roster:
(at least 4 of them aren't gonna make the cut)

PG: Kemba, Lowry, Fox, Smart
SG: Mitchell, Brown
SF: Middleton, Tatum, Barnes
PF: Kuzma, Thad Young, PJ Tucker
C: Brook Lopez, Turner, Adebayo, Plumlee


With that many star players withdrawing from the roster, the situation reminds me of the 2002 World Cup in Indianapolis when the US finished 6th. Don't get me wrong, they are obviously the favorites, but there are plenty of good teams which could give them a run for their money.

Serbia: Jokic, Bogdan Bogdanovic (the one playing for the Kings), Bjelica, Marjanovic, Teodosic
Spain: Marc Gasol, Rubio, the Hernangomez brothers
Greece: Giannis + plenty of good players at the Euroleague level. Thing is, only one of them (Sloukas) is a knockdown shooter.
France: Gobert, Fournier, Batum, Ntilikina

Lithuania, Canada, Australia aren't half bad either.

I guess it's gonna be a fun tournament. The US haven't lost a single game since the semi final against Greece, back in 2006. The way I see it, they look beatable once again.

Tacko and Youssoupha Fall are not related (or at least not closely).  Iíve decided that Fall is Senegalese for ďother-worldly tall.Ē

Re: 2019 FIBA World Cup
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2019, 09:15:56 AM »

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I don't know what the Fiba world cup is so hard to get excited. However I love good basketball so I'll watch. Plus it fill the August basketball lul
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I don't think so.  Maybe equally important but definitely not more than the Olympic games


It actually is more important than the Olympics for a lot of the teams, simply because not a lot of teams qualify for the Olympics (less slots)

 

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