NBA legend Steve Nash pointed out the reason why Canada made a big disappointment at this year’s FIBA World Cup, it was the selfishness of NBA players who refused to return to serve the nation.
The 2019 FIBA World Cup has officially started, but the attractiveness of the tournament has decreased significantly when the world’s top stars like LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Joel Embiid or Kawhi Leonard all vowed not to participate in the tournament. The highest match for national teams. This is a huge loss for the teams and Canada is one of the worst affected teams.
Despite the high expectations, Canada has made a big disappointment at this year’s FIBA World Cup when it stopped in the first round of the tournament. Appearing on The Bill Simmons Podcast, NBA legend Steve Nash publicly criticized the Canadian players who refused to recruit this summer. According to him, their selfishness has led to Canada’s defeat at FIBA this year.
If we don’t deal with this soon and fix it, our country will lose. How do you get the chance to play an important match when the stars are all rejected? They are so selfish. I love the current generation of basketball, but I cannot accept the fact that some people have downplayed the obligations of the nation. ”
Currently Canada is one of the countries that owns many players playing in the NBA – the most attractive tournament on the planet. Andrew Wiggins, Tristan Thompson, Dwight Powell, Jamal Murray or Kelly Olynyk are Andrew Wiggins, but all of these stars were asked to withdraw from the team before the FIBA World Cup. Even young stars like Nickeil Alexander-Walker or RJ Barrett have asked to withdraw from the team to focus on their own careers.
Canada brought to the FIBA World Cup a very talented team with only two stars playing in the NBA: Cory Joseph of Sacramento Kings and Khem Birch of Orlando Magic. Obviously this is a team that is not commensurate with the quality and potential that Canada possesses and the elimination right in the first round makes the orange ball fans in Canada more regretful and indignant.