Basketball fans around the world are going to get the matchup with the Canada, though not for the medal they likely were expecting.
Still, this seems like a good outcome for the sport overall with other countries dominating the tournament. And the U.S. has some silver linings as well. Minnesota Timberwolves star Anthony Edwards, Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and second-year big man Paolo Banchero appear poised to take a big leap forward in the NBA in 2023-24.
CLNS Media reporter Bobby Manning and Denver Nuggets writer Matt Brooks discussed the World Cup action to date on a recent episode of the “Garden Report” podcast.
Take a look at the clip embedded above to hear what they had to say.
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