In every big FIBA thread up to to the competition, then when the US lost to the Boomers, the only thing said was that the US would be lucky to leave the group stages. That Greece would be too much for them. Don’t fucking act like we didn’t read all the “WhO’S stOpPiNg GiAnNis” and “NoBodY cAn hAnDlE sErBia” bullshit y’all said. The fact that this US team doesn’t have the overpowered talent but is still winning shows how far this group has come in only a month together. They are one of the best defensive teams in the tournament, and have had to grind to win a couple games. Now that they’re doing good this sub is in hush mode and just waiting for them to lose. If the US wins y’all will act like you didn’t say shit at all.
Facts people were praying for their failure
Yep. Every single person in r/nba has the exact same opinion.
When the top comments are clowning Team USA, it means a lot of people share that same opinion.
Why dont you link just one highly upvoted comment saying that the "US would be lucky to leave the group stages" or â€śWhOâ€™S stOpPiNg GiAnNisâ€ť and â€śNoBodY cAn hAnDlE sErBiaâ€ť?
This sub is the pinnacle of great basketball opinions
There are people here that think the USA roster wouldnt make the playoffs in the West...
Its different people holy shit how have people not figured this out yet
The majority of this sub wanted them to fail mainly because of the whole USA Celtics
To be fair, Giannis is the NBAs most recent MVP and Serbia was annihilating teams until they lost against Spain. Are you angry that they couldnt predict where USA would end up after the group phase? USA lost a game against Australia right before the compe
You want a round of applause for the United States of America whose "Z" team could still comprise a full roster of NBA players to make the Quarterfinals? If anybody claimed the USA would be "lucky" to make it out of the group stage, they were trolling and