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One and done: The USA Celtics lost to France and are out of World Cup

We were waiting for it to happen, and it did. But earlier than we expected. The USA Celtics lost in the quarterfinals of the FIBA World Cup and will be coming home empty-handed.

This “national” team never really had a lot of support here in Miami

The reason: too many Celtics and zero Miami Heat players.

Weird, but reasonable I guess. Some people might actually be happy this Team USA lost.

Bam!

The USA is out.

— Five Reasons Sports Network (@5ReasonsSports) 11 de septiembre de 2019

The United States lost to a French team that is used to play this type of competition together, while the US took their fifth best team (or worse) to the second most important international event, after the Olympics.

Are you, as an American, happy your national team lost?

Hard to believe.

Even though I know here in Five Reasons nobody really cared about this team.

Serbia and the United States, the two favorites to win it all, are out in the round of 8.

A World Championship that should be always for the United States, the country with the best basketball players of the world, by far, is now in the air.

Arthur Freyre and our Lasner Sport had an interesting exchange about what happened with the American team and what should the USA do for the next competitions.

What do you think? Should we care more about this?

 

 

 

The USA Celtics struggle into the second round

The “USA Celtics” are receiving no love from Miami fans. That’s for sure.

Gregg Popovich — in part because of superstar disinterest — formed a team that does not really represent the United States and most of its teams in what is, by far, the best basketball league in the world.

However, the United States still have one of the, if not, the best team in the tournament.

They beat the Czech Republic in the first game of the first round with ease, but struggled a lot to beat Turkey in the second game.

Before the tournament, some critics even put Serbia as the favorite to take it all. I don’t know what’s more impressive, the fact that the United States is not the clear favorite to win the world championship, or the fact that nobody really cares about what this team does.

That’s what’s happening in Miami, at least, even though this is a basketball town.

Anyway. Check out the last game of the United States, as they get ready to face Japan in the last game of the first round on Thursday morning (8 am ET).

These are some of the best plays made by Japan and the United States in their first two games:

In the second round the United States could face Turkey again, if the Turkish beat the Czech Republic, Brazil and however gets through between Greece and New Zealand.

Nothing to worry about for the “USA Celtics”, for now…

 

They don’t care about this United States team, but they sure do care about the NBA and our Miami Heat. Check Five on The Floor’s episodes, as the NBA Seasons approaches faster than Dorian. Be ready!