The U.S. Men’s ball group lost to Nigeria in its first pre-Olympic show game, its first-historically speaking loss to an African country.
Nigeria, with six NBA players and previous NBA lead trainer Mike Brown in charge, won 90-87 in the first of a progression of games in Quite a while Vegas on Saturday night. 조개모아
The milestone triumph came nine years after the U.S. Shellacked Nigeria 156-73 at the London Olympics, the U.S.’ greatest victory in Olympic men’s ball history.
That Nigerian group included one NBA player (Al-Farouq Aminu).
This Nigerian group incorporates Gabe Vincent, Precious Achiuwa and KZ Okpala of the Miami Heat, Chimezie Metu of the Sacramento Kings, Josh Okogie of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Miye Oni of the Utah Jazz.
With Jahlil Okafor and Jordan Nwora likewise in the player pool, it could handle the biggest unexpected of NBA players on a solitary Olympic list for any non-American country ever.
The U.S. Olympic list incorporates three players with Olympic experience — Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Kevin Love.
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NBA geniuses including LeBron James and Stephen Curry pulled out from Olympic group thought before the group was named.
The U.S., trained by Gregg Popovich, is attempting to bounce back from a seventh-place finish at the 2019 FIBA World Cup, its most exceedingly terrible ever worldwide competition result.
Its last Olympic losses came in 2004, when it took bronze. An update followed, with Mike Krzyzewski driving groups to three successive gold awards.
Just once has an African country at any point tested a U.S. Men’s senior public group — the U.S. Beat Egypt 34-32 at the main big showdown in 1950, as indicated by USA Basketball records.
The U.S. Next plays Australia in a presentation on Monday at 8 p.M. ET on NBCSN. A full show series broadcast plan is here.