The US men’s Olympic basketball team, which was the best in history in the contest, suffered the first defeat in nearly 20 years at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday.
The US men’s basketball team, which has not been defeated since 2004, has won 44 games in a row after losing to France with an 83-76 defeat.
Team USA’s biggest stars, Kevin Durant and Damian Lillard, both had poor shots and scored 21 points throughout the game. Jrue Holiday led Team USA with 18 points and won the NBA Finals at Milwaukee Bucks.
Many NBA superstars, including Golden State Warriors’ Guard Stephen Curry and Los Angeles Lakers’ Star LeBron James, haven’t joined the team since. decide Skip the Olympics due to injury.
Evan Fournier leads France with 28 points and four rebounds, while French star Rudy Gobert adds 14 points and nine rebounds.
Towards the end of the game, there was, according to According to ESPN’s analysis, it’s “an incredible possession that Americans shot five shots and missed everything.”
“The last three were widespread three-point attempts by Zach LaVine, Kevin Durant, and Jul Holiday,” the analysis said. “Team USA, full of aggressive talent and built to be the best shooting team in the tournament, didn’t make a basket for the last four and a half minutes,” he added. “Americans got an open look over and over again, and over and over they missed them. The team has different chemistries and timing challenges, but it’s a horrifying practice. This is terribly costly. “
Team USA has not lost in the Olympic Games since 2004, when they lost to Argentina at the Athens Olympics. In 2004, Americans suffered three defeats and won the bronze medal.
The team will attempt to bounce off the match against the Iran national team on Wednesday and will end the group play with the Czech Republic on Friday. Meanwhile, France will face Iran and the Czech Republic this week.
Since 1992, the United States has been 53-4, including a recent defeat to France.
On the other hand, at the Tokyo Olympics, the rating is expected to drop significantly compared to the previous time.
The Summer Olympics kick-off attracted approximately 17 million viewers nationwide on July 23 at the NBC. This is about 36% less than the opening ceremony in 2016. according to Preliminary numbers from Comcast-owned broadcasters. The 2016 Olympics themselves fell 35% from the 40.7 million viewers who watched the London Summer Olympics.
Last year’s International Olympic Committee decided to postpone the 2020 Games due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and this year’s contest is being held without spectators. On the other hand, Tokyo is 13 hours ahead of the east coast of the United States.
Some commentators helped online the defeat of Americans on Sunday as the NBA accepted Black Lives Matter and left-wing group rhetoric. Draw a slogan On the basketball court floor since last season, in the midst of riots, protests and violence.