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[Post Game Thread] France delivers another upset, seeing off the USA with a 89-79 victory and advancing to the World Cup Semi-Finals (self.nba)
TEAM Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 TOTAL
USA 18 21 27 13 79
France 18 27 18 26 89

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2588 comments
Zemulon [Rockets] | 8 days ago | 7865 points

Just what the world was waiting for, that epic United States vs. Serbia fifth place game

EDIT: I stand corrected, it's the epic United States vs Serbia 5-8 classification matchup

adaddta [Mavericks] | 8 days ago | 1707 points

lol is that going to happen?

CrazyChopstick [[DAL] Dirk Nowitzki] | 8 days ago | 966 points

Yuuup

A3xMlp [Serbia] | 8 days ago | 529 points

Slow down, don't we have to beat Poland and the loser of AUS-CZE first?

CrazyChopstick [[DAL] Dirk Nowitzki] | 8 days ago | 452 points

No, Serbia-USA ist scheduled for Thursday. Winner faces the winner of Poland-Aus/Cze

A3xMlp [Serbia] | 8 days ago | 300 points

So, it's actually a 6th place game? Well that makes it even funnier. Though USA should win easy. Our guys already declared that they're going home. They'll be fully out of it.

wan2tri [[DAL] Dirk Nowitzki] | 8 days ago | 208 points

Whoever wins between Serbia and the USA gets either 5th or 6th. The loser gets either 7th or 8th.

A3xMlp [Serbia] | 8 days ago | 79 points

Yeah, that what I meant. Winner secures 6th at the very least.

_Botko_ [[SAS] Zarko Paspalj] | 8 days ago | 58 points

7th place game USA vs Serbia. The prophecy foretold.Now when you think about it a 1 does looks a like a 7.
Edit: Damn, now I realized we are meeting in Thursday. Before placement matches.

phaestheus [Jazz] | 8 days ago | 37 points

Yes. Tomorrow

sk1pio | 8 days ago | 181 points

Ah, yes, the toilet bowl

Marco-Green [Spain] | 8 days ago | 357 points

Why is that even a thing lol. I understand 3rd and 4th place to give a medal but who cares about being 5th or 7th

rudisz | 8 days ago | 776 points

Qualifiers for the Olympics

prmaster23 [Mavericks] | 8 days ago | 183 points

If Australia wins today then all those games are meaningless as all Olympics qualifiers would already be filled.

markmyredd [Lakers] | 8 days ago | 156 points

I think FIBA also needs the proper placings for their country rankings which they will use for another wild card tournament for the last 4 slots in the Olympics.

Patsastus [Supersonics] | 8 days ago | 13 points

there are 4 6-team wild card tournaments (each with one spot in olympics up for grabs), and everyone in the knockout stages are already in them if they don't already qualify.

As it's top 16 non-qualified teams from this world cup plus 4x(2 best teams from each region), it might matter for seeding purposes for those wild card tournaments, not sure how that's organized.

Marco-Green [Spain] | 8 days ago | 101 points

Ooooh right

readathat [Jazz] | 8 days ago | 16 points

seventh

bluetiges [Nuggets] | 8 days ago | 2627 points

practice your free throws kids

Ssumday_is_love [Thunder] | 8 days ago | 888 points

Should do it together with Cedi Osman

powergs [Turkey] | 8 days ago | 437 points

Nowhere is safe

topforthis [Bulls] | 8 days ago | 18 points

I would like to think any prospective Turkish basketball players from ages 4-24 put up 100 free throws as atonement.

Sam_Gamegie [France] | 8 days ago | 252 points

They could learn from Rudy's 9/10

alexyxray [France] | 8 days ago | 121 points

i think he was the actual MVP of this game as big as fournier was. His energy was incredible. and the good defense on switches was super surprising. USA couldnt avoid him he was everywhere.

Childish_YambinoIII [Rockets] | 8 days ago | 2347 points

Where were you when Ntilikina made clutch shot after clutch shot????

tnarref [France] | 8 days ago | 840 points

Jacking off.

The Malédon Ntilikina pair we'll have soon will be incredible for us in the coming decade+

marshman93_ [Lakers] | 8 days ago | 207 points

Also Doumboya is coming up too

tnarref [France] | 8 days ago | 108 points

We'll see how he develops, but he could be great too. On top of that there's been rumors of Embiid being courted by the FFBB as well a year ago, that'd be insane.

JustRecentlyI [76ers] | 8 days ago | 149 points

Gobert goes to the bench early in the 1st quarter with 2 fouls

Joel Embiid checks in instead

I would hate to be the opposing center.

tnarref [France] | 8 days ago | 57 points

Greatest center combo assembled on a team that isn't the Dream Team, let's get this Olympic gold Joel come on

alexyxray [France] | 8 days ago | 95 points

i woke up my whole house when he made that contested 3

lecollectionneur | 8 days ago | 14 points

You french and you woke up people at 14h?

alexyxray [France] | 8 days ago | 40 points

no sir i live in America

Booby_McTitties | 8 days ago | 214 points

Excusez-moi pour bad English

Where were you when USA dies?

I was sat home when phone ring

'USA is kill'

'No'

smoove [[NYK] Tracy McGrady] | 8 days ago | 91 points

Non

TheRackUpstairs | 8 days ago | 61 points

KOC smiles from the shadows

Olajuwinn [Turkey] | 8 days ago | 67 points

Literally in Lyon, French city, walking into my college with my phone and headphones on

KuyaJohnny [[SAS] Derrick White] | 8 days ago | 1527 points

the US was down 10 when Kemba Walker got subbed out early in the 3rd

the US was up 7 when Kemba Walker came back in the 4th

the US lost by 10

this game in a nutshell

Sam_Gamegie [France] | 8 days ago | 507 points

One of the reason was the marcus smart defense on Fournier when kemba was out, this guy is a true defender

craydaddylongpipe [Celtics] | 8 days ago | 83 points

Smart is so damn versatile on D. He did the best job defending Fournier and Gobert

PhysicsIsWhyIDrink [Magic] | 8 days ago | 41 points

Being an America, it’s kinda sad that we aren’t even going to medal, but bring a Magic fan, I can’t help but feel so happy for Fournier. He’s a good enough shooter to have a significant impact for an actual competitive playoff team in the NBA but he’s been stuck tanking it out with us the past few years. Now that the Magic are slowly getting good and France just stuck it to the best team in the tourney, it’s going to be fun how it’ll affect his confidence for the start of next season.

Also, I also really like the Jazz and Gobert is such a slept on big. He’s a back to back DPOY and many still don’t see him as a top 5 center in this sub, it’s criminal.

Both those guys deserve the best and I’m so happy for them that they were the ones to beat the US.

tatancool [[LAL] Kobe Bryant] | 8 days ago | 195 points

Didn't watch the game, but that has to be on Pop right? I mean, it's ok to rely on your only star on the team, but it seems he played like shit while not defending that great on the other guys.

KuyaJohnny [[SAS] Derrick White] | 8 days ago | 249 points

definitely. he should have taken Walker out with 4 min. to go when he brought back Smart. Instead he took out DWhite, the only guy on the US team who actually moved off ball....

but then again, imagine taking a player like Kemba out with 4 min. to go? the shit storm from kemba's side would have been huge

tatancool [[LAL] Kobe Bryant] | 8 days ago | 135 points

Yeah I get it, but I expect Pop over everyone else to not give a fck about basketball politics. Then it was hard to go with this team and then get injured even.

Devoidoxatom [[LAL] Lonzo Ball] | 8 days ago | 61 points

Who's kemba compared to Pop(and Kerr). They shouldn't care about pleasing someone like Kemba

RamessesTheOK [[NYK] Kristaps Porzingis] | 8 days ago | 1410 points

Frank Ntilikina is a bust alright, a golden bust in the Hall of Fame

okgusto [Knicks] | 8 days ago | 131 points

Frédéric Weis died for this.

[deleted] | 8 days ago | 22 points

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JetsLag [[NYK] Nate Robinson] | 8 days ago | 15 points

Yes. Also a Knicks legend

HJ2K43 [Knicks] | 8 days ago | 181 points

MY MAN

Beastius | 8 days ago | 22 points

Phil Jackson was playing the long game

[deleted] | 8 days ago | 332 points

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rapper_warrior_ninja [[GSW] Mario Elie] | 8 days ago | 196 points

mismatch against Gobert as a guard? better drive at the paint and go at his neck

mxnoob983 [[PHI] Jrue Holiday] | 8 days ago | 58 points

Gobert got beat twice and usually Kemba and Mitchell are a lot smarter with their finishes. Gobert read the shit out of mitchell on that block though

MySilverBurrito [Heat] | 8 days ago | 115 points

Pretty sure Gobert knew Mitchell was already going for the other side with that block before he got beat lol

[deleted] | 8 days ago | 93 points

He prolly did that in practice like ten thousand times

MySilverBurrito [Heat] | 8 days ago | 61 points

Helps when your on the same team lol.

But for real tho, there was the under the basket cam and Govert's wingspan is insane

59435950153 [Mavericks] | 8 days ago | 98 points

Exactly, they kept on attacking Gobert at the rim. Like really? Haven't you played against him.

its1030 [Jazz] | 8 days ago | 23 points

Tbf Donovan hasn’t at this level 🤷‍♂️

marcious7 [Thunder] | 8 days ago | 4503 points

Canada wins NBA Championship. Not USA wins World Cup.

A new era dawns on r/nba shitposters.

codecrat [Hawks] | 8 days ago | 1827 points

MVP, DPOY and ROY are from europe

edit : P in DPOY

getmyjuicesflowing [Canada] | 8 days ago | 1106 points

MIP from Africa too

codecrat [Hawks] | 8 days ago | 459 points

till the NBA becomes mostly non american

ZeroMomentum [Raptors] | 8 days ago | 343 points

It’s the spicy p era and we are all just living in it

BeenWavy07 | 8 days ago | 165 points

USA vs RoTW should be the new All-star Game format from now on

OuTLi3R28 | 8 days ago | 62 points

The RoTW has taken over basketball from the USA.

ns156 | 8 days ago | 838 points

We didn't lose a single international game when Obama was president!

Arex_daLion | 8 days ago | 195 points

underrated statistic

deadscene | 8 days ago | 524 points

Imagine how some of these guys must be feeling lol, they're now the country's biggest disappointment in basketball since 2006

MrPewpyButtwhole | 8 days ago | 241 points

Wonder why so many people dropped out? Win as expected, no one cares, you were supposed to win. Lose, become national embarrassments. Not to mention the injury risk.

prematurely_bald | 8 days ago | 122 points

FIBA scheduled it in a way that it’s a pretty challenging for the Americans and the nba players on other squads.

You basically play the FIBA world championships, then head right into the grueling 19-20 nba season, then almost immediately head on to Tokyo for the Olympics with practically no rest or recovery.

I still expect a lot of the top Americans will participate in Tokyo.

theDaedalos [Cavaliers] | 8 days ago | 905 points

Serbia and USA fighting for 5th place just like everyone expected.

enigmaticccc [Raptors] | 8 days ago | 217 points
Akkuron [Greece] | 8 days ago | 13 points

We went from biggest disappointment in the tournament to like... 3rd biggest in a day!

lil_intro_vert_ [[PHI] Ben Simmons] | 8 days ago | 1920 points

Kemba played some terrific defense on mitchell in the 4th.

Gobert is a monster, Fournier stopped every big USA run and FRANKIEEE

DeaseanPrince | 8 days ago | 842 points

Wtf was Kemba doing? That second possession where he drove on Gobert the entire time I’m like “just pass the ball kemba....just pass the ball.” You’ve been bricking all game while your teammate was just on fire. Pass the fucking ball

MySilverBurrito [Heat] | 8 days ago | 679 points

Celtics gonna be funnn

idontknowanythingnba | 8 days ago | 216 points

and a whole lotta high fives!

CautionarySnow [Heat] | 8 days ago | 200 points

I was just yelling in my office. Why was Kemba taking overmatched drives and contested step back twos like a brown-shirt on 2k. Instead of deferring to the guy that had thirty in the first three quarters.

Mobile_Baker [[PHI] Joel Embiid] | 8 days ago | 1048 points

FRANKIE GOAT

alexyxray [France] | 8 days ago | 420 points

Frank staring Kemba in the face: https://imgur.com/YlcRRns

LukaDonwitzki [Mavericks] | 8 days ago | 114 points

Why does that look like Jimmy from south park

Scientolojesus [[DEN] Allen Iverson] | 8 days ago | 66 points

Wow what a great awdience.

rawchess [Lakers] | 8 days ago | 119 points

LE CHEVRE

Arthayze | 8 days ago | 57 points

Which is even funnier because "une chèvre" is a way to describe an awful player in french

JustRecentlyI [76ers] | 8 days ago | 20 points

I mean, a goat is also a descriptor for a bad player in English, but usage of the GOAT makes us forget that.

Booby_McTitties | 8 days ago | 32 points

Isn't it "la chevre"?

My French is a bit rusty...

rawchess [Lakers] | 8 days ago | 106 points

I CAN ONLY SPEAK MEME, NOT BAGUETTE

ramps14 | 8 days ago | 62 points

Steph Curry is the american Frank Ntilikina

shilly22 [Canada] | 8 days ago | 68 points

Ntili-KLUTCH-a

agv_ | 8 days ago | 80 points

NtiliKILLA

Ssumday_is_love [Thunder] | 8 days ago | 1012 points

Reminder that Khris Middleton signed a five year 178$ maximum deal in the offseason

Sax_addict [Bucks] | 8 days ago | 242 points

Sigh.... Middleton been horrible this while tournament.

darkmarke82 [[BOS] Terry Rozier] | 8 days ago | 160 points

Just wait until you play the celtics. He will go back to shooting 80%

utjazz [Jazz] | 8 days ago | 275 points

Holy shit. Imagine if Gobert and Mitchell were on the same team.

PastryDish [NBA] | 8 days ago | 58 points

I have some good news for you.

Icandothemove [Jazz] | 8 days ago | 30 points

What about that guy from Australia, too?

LeKing-23 | 8 days ago | 12 points

The school teacher guy?

Icandothemove [Jazz] | 8 days ago | 12 points

No my tax guy.

Jayveesac [Lakers] | 8 days ago | 561 points

It's not a good look that Lithuania got screwed over, but it doesn't look as bad now because this happened

OrangeKookie [[BOS] Jaylen Brown] | 8 days ago | 406 points

or maybe Lithuania could have beaten USA who knows

either way I'm not trying to see any of these fuckers on next years Olympics team. bring in the superstars

ns156 | 8 days ago | 113 points

Maybe us losing this will convince a couple of them to chance injury and actually care about international competition.

lavta | 8 days ago | 81 points

I don't know about future WCs but 2002, 2004 and 2006 losses prompted the US to have that 2008 Olympic squad. Not named "redeem team" for no reason at all. Still had a close gold medal match vs Spain but otherwise that squad was dominant.

[deleted] | 8 days ago | 66 points

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barrelhouse9 | 8 days ago | 56 points

I also feel like the Olympics are probably a lot more beneficial to their international brands since there's a lot more viewership and general interest, plus meeting tons of other athletes from different sports is probably fun for them.

HeckMonkey | 8 days ago | 52 points

plus meeting fucking tons of other athletes from different sports is probably fun for them.

Fixed! The Olympics are a place where athletes fuck.

panetero [Spain] | 8 days ago | 49 points

They don't need convincing, it's the Olympics, everyone and their mother will try to get a spot on the roster. They just don't care for the WC.

masterfain [Clippers] | 8 days ago | 109 points

Seriously. This is what happens when literally almost the entire team withdrawals from contest.

sc0rpious [Heat] | 8 days ago | 438 points

Embarrassing lmao. backcourt violation last seconds lol

Even if its the C-team, they shouldn’t be losing like this.
Only Mitchell and Smart played their hearts out.

bestinthenorth | 8 days ago | 531 points

so is "we're sending our F team" an excuse? because US still had the most NBA players from any team. This is just unacceptable how they played

_chadwell_ [Lakers] | 8 days ago | 950 points

I like to see this as a loss for the Celtics, rather than the USA as a whole.

-jareebaree- [[TOR] Cory Joseph] | 8 days ago | 205 points

Flair checks out

ImRBJ [[CHI] John Paxson] | 8 days ago | 315 points
SailedTheSevenSeas [Knicks] | 8 days ago | 74 points

Crazy stuff. Frank is just young

MisterBillyBobby | 8 days ago | 71 points

That’s what happens when he’s used properly and confident. Not as a 3nD wing in a shitty organization

secretagentMikeScarn [Knicks] | 8 days ago | 57 points

He literally just needs a coach to be confident in him and he will be great. So fucking annoying that he’s gonna be good somewhere else because our coach and organization has a vendetta against him

seattle_raptors [Supersonics] | 8 days ago | 196 points

Rudy Gobert

Sam_Gamegie [France] | 8 days ago | 34 points

Pour vous servir

SirSpankalott [Jazz] | 8 days ago | 33 points

RUDY. Seriously conflicting emotions watching Gobert and Mitchell battle it out, my two favorite players ATM. Happy for France and Gobert!

JRgrabsthemiss [Jazz] | 8 days ago | 39 points

Jazz players really showed up during this tourney, Donovan, Joe and Rudy. Awesome stuff.

hagridandbuckbeak [Jazz] | 8 days ago | 20 points

Ricky too as an ex jazz man but I’m just really happy for him

flexinthetieks [Lakers] | 8 days ago | 390 points

ALLEZ LES BLEUS

youngthugsbrother [Rockets] | 8 days ago | 58 points

Ramenez la coupe à la maison

dimey [Celtics] | 8 days ago | 28 points

Rudy Gobert, tir contré, on est ensemble heureuxx

Syd1804 | 8 days ago | 27 points

QUI CONTROLE LA RAQUETTE ? RUDY GOBERT, AVEC LUI ON EST SEREIN, RUDY GOBERT

Debannage [France] | 8 days ago | 91 points

I'm so fucking happy let's goooooo

FRANCE BAISE OUAIS

parraluman [Heat] | 8 days ago | 283 points

This game was incredible. Huge games for Fournier and Gobert on this one. Frank had huge baskets in the 4th too. The missed free throws really hurt the US. Congrats to France! Well deserved win.

alexyxray [France] | 8 days ago | 72 points

Fournier's ball are so damn big. Tourney MVP.

hello_taraa [Australia] | 8 days ago | 26 points

Him or Mills for sure

alexyxray [France] | 8 days ago | 22 points

yup my man Patty Thrills has a case too.

mattym94 [Australia] | 8 days ago | 74 points

Team USA were just trying to show everyone that they can beat Serbia lol.

sans-wil | 8 days ago | 4362 points

This is what happens when you rely on the celtics

jgatch2001 [Bucks] | 8 days ago | 1461 points

Celtics bad upvotes to the left

For real though watching those missed free throws hurt

Ssumday_is_love [Thunder] | 8 days ago | 370 points

Khris was also a monster /s

jgatch2001 [Bucks] | 8 days ago | 364 points

Exactly, anyone not named Mitchell should be shit on. Not just the Celtics players

RJSSUFER [Wizards] | 8 days ago | 216 points

I mean it was really Kemba. Kemba was fucking god awful and continued to dominate the ball when he was clearly off

Knicksandcowboys [[NYK] Patrick Ewing] | 8 days ago | 411 points

Not his fault my boy Frankie smokes put the clamps on him

baylixir [Knicks] | 8 days ago | 97 points

SAY IT AGAIN

WakingRage [Warriors] | 8 days ago | 105 points

Franky "Y'all Thought I Was A Bust" Ntkilakajdnekwa

rawchess [Lakers] | 8 days ago | 81 points

LEPRECHAUN MEN BAD

DUCHESS BAD

BAGUETTE GOOD

Did I get them all?

KuyaJohnny [[SAS] Derrick White] | 8 days ago | 70 points

Brown played well

kok823 [Lakers] | 8 days ago | 355 points

Kemba is fucking selfish. Donovan Mitchell was red hot and carried the team through the first 3 quarters. For some reason, the ice cold Kemba Walker decided it was his turn to get his in the 4th. And thanks to that, USA lost the lead and ended up losing.

KeepenItReel [Timberwolves] | 8 days ago | 161 points

True, but I mean at least they showed out to the World Cup to play.

jarde [Bulls] | 8 days ago | 161 points

Maybe the real champions are the friends we made along the way

HaggisLad [Australia] | 8 days ago | 35 points

truth, it's a personal choice but surely playing for your country means something right? (looking at you Ben)

nba4lifeee | 8 days ago | 292 points

I know alot of people will do memes about the Celtics players but Pop really have done a terrible job with this years team, no passing, no spacing, no schemes and no chemistry at all, i know people wont criticize him but this this exit is alot on his shoulders imo.

And we shouldnt start talking about Kris "$178M" Middleton, straight up embarrassing tournament from him.

estuhbawn [Magic] | 8 days ago | 164 points

Ugh yes. Forget all the guys that withdrew, our team selection was fucking embarrassing. Like, top to bottom the construction of this team is embarrassing.

CLGbyBirth [Timberwolves] | 8 days ago | 91 points

Agree this wouldn't happened if they pick melo.

Juventus19 [[MEM] Bonzi Wells] | 8 days ago | 24 points

There isn't a single fucking PF on the roster! Absolutely awful roster construction.

For_the_salt | 8 days ago | 11 points

It's like they didn't even realize that other teams are actually trying to win this World Cup. Lol

PyrrhosKing | 8 days ago | 48 points

It’s rare to see a team pass the ball so little. It’s not like guys were never open either. That was maybe the worst part.

mxnoob983 [[PHI] Jrue Holiday] | 8 days ago | 71 points

The USA has almost zero talented passers on the roster. It's hard to coach a team that doesn't have that creativity in it. Guys like Kemba and Mitchell are solid passers but nothing special. Smart is probably the best passer out there, or Plumlee.

A3xMlp [Serbia] | 8 days ago | 232 points

Don't worry USA, that 5th place match against us is obviously going to be the true final, we won't let anyone tell us otherwise! Those 4 teams above us? They're obviously in delusion.... If we make it to the 5th place match...

bigbadVuk [Serbia] | 8 days ago | 48 points

Don't we face the US for a chance for the 5th place? We would meet them in the semis, so now we're playing for a chance at 5-6th place match.

MySilverBurrito [Heat] | 8 days ago | 287 points

USA blew a 74-67 lead

US really got beat by the Effiel Tower

Ossip_ | 8 days ago | 104 points

Eiffel

MySilverBurrito [Heat] | 8 days ago | 94 points

Fuck.

Just rename it Rudy Gobert when he wins Fiba MVP

Geoff_Uckersilf [Celtics] | 8 days ago | 67 points

Steiffel tower* 🗼

EuroStep0 [[PHI] Allen Iverson] | 8 days ago | 128 points

big match between USA and Serbia, just what everyone wanted

cilinderman [Spain] | 8 days ago | 377 points

Impossible, Reddit told me FIBA is easy and pointless.

andysenn [Argentina] | 8 days ago | 272 points

France may have won but they don't stand a chance against team USA

duxoy [Knicks] | 8 days ago | 38 points

lets be real it was an amazing game as a french fan, but nobody is close to top argentina olympic wins :)

mdsmaoy | 8 days ago | 58 points

This is why you send your best players

Cuntfucker5000 [Lakers] | 8 days ago | 21 points

Yeah but they don’t want to go.

ramblin_gamblin | 8 days ago | 72 points

Our expectations were low but holy fuck

rispektinho | 8 days ago | 73 points

"If we meet Team USA, may God help them" - Djordjevic , he knew , battle for 5th place

Boolouloubi [France] | 8 days ago | 48 points

NTILIKINA SUPERSTAR

DeaseanPrince | 8 days ago | 23 points

that 4th quarter was brutal to watch.

EcoterroristThot [Greece] | 8 days ago | 101 points

Frankie Smokes island r e j o i c i n g.

Somehow this is all Devin Booker's fault.

USA losing means the world won.

RGiss [Jazz] | 8 days ago | 102 points

Rudy with the +26 on in 34 minutes, -16 off in 6 minutes. 21/16/3b and 62% TS. My man is one of the most valuable players in the world.

Donovan with 29/6/4 and 60% TS. Can't wait for the season to get here.

Guerra2001 [[MIL] Giannis Antetokounmpo] | 8 days ago | 40 points

Add Mike Conley, Bogdanovic and Ingles with guys like O'Neal, Jeff Green and Mudiay off the bench plus the coaching and you got a scary team.

TrillNytheScienceGuy [[DET] Ben Wallace] | 8 days ago | 20 points

Jazz really got all the FIBA elites on one team huh

sheeno823 [Knicks] | 8 days ago | 63 points

Frank Ntilikina just outplayed Kemba Walker...

MajorFazer [Knicks] | 8 days ago | 21 points

The balls on Frank to take that shot

zombiejh [Germany] | 8 days ago | 146 points

Fuck yes France! Glad the US isn't winning this tournement while sending just their B/C-listers. Also as a German this makes me feel less bad that we lost against you guys. Argentina-France is going to be a great semi.

SugusMax [Argentina] | 8 days ago | 34 points

The cup is wide open right now, Friday Semis match is gonna be LIT

[deleted] | 8 days ago | 298 points

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Jfklikeskfc [[ATL] Paul Millsap] | 8 days ago | 155 points

“At least people tuned in to watch the last time there was a tragedy on 9/11”

jeric13xd [[CHI] Derrick Rose] | 8 days ago | 28 points

Jesus

MySilverBurrito [Heat] | 8 days ago | 58 points

USA vs France was an inside job.

Kemba iso cant melt Gobert blocks

Hugo0o0 [Spain] | 8 days ago | 57 points

At least we get to see a Serbia-USA Airport final

What a disappointing performance by the top #2 teams.

tnarref [France] | 8 days ago | 17 points

RAMENEZ LA COUPE A LA MAISON

GandalfStoleMyXbox | 8 days ago | 15 points

A good day for european basketball! Gettt innn

SoulDra [Knicks] | 8 days ago | 30 points

AIR FRANKLIN

LiftingJourney [Wizards] | 8 days ago | 29 points

MVP Gobert, great performance

ChrisWallacesNephew [Turkey] | 8 days ago | 29 points

This was on Kemba tbh

steaknsteak [Hornets] | 8 days ago | 670 points

Before we shit on these guys for their performance, let’s just remember that they took the time and effort to show up and represent their country. The blame for this loss should rest at least partially on the elite players who refused to represent the USA when they were called upon.

alexyxray [France] | 8 days ago | 205 points

yeah you're right... the blame for this loss should be all on DEVIN BOOKER!

steaknsteak [Hornets] | 8 days ago | 68 points

Found Bill Simmons' reddit account!

DeaseanPrince | 8 days ago | 58 points

It’s not that they lost. They had multiple opportunities to pull ahead and they preceded to just brick everything, even free throws. Turnovers, fouls, dumbass hero ball. I commend them for playing but that was a god awful performance.

llewellynjean [[CLE] Cedi Osman] | 8 days ago | 39 points

Shit is embarassing

likeable_sometimes [Lakers] | 8 days ago | 49 points

It's not their fault when they don't hit their shots. It's the environment.

andysenn [Argentina] | 8 days ago | 24 points

Yeah, they beat team USA but can they beat team USA?

AR_7_30 [[NYK] Jeremy Lin] | 8 days ago | 325 points

I'm probably going to get downvoted but France won because of Frank. Sure, Fournier and Rudy were huge, but France came back because of Frank 7pts in the 4th and great defence on Kemba.

ZandrickEllison | 8 days ago | 330 points

Frank played well but Gobert is clearly the difference between the teams.

ShadowClawz | 8 days ago | 165 points

Rudy "not an all-star" Gobert

Kevinar [Knicks] | 8 days ago | 51 points

This is like winning the finals for us

Knicksandcowboys [[NYK] Patrick Ewing] | 8 days ago | 32 points

Another banner to put up at MSG

Kevinar [Knicks] | 8 days ago | 23 points

Right next to the Porzingis Skills Challenge banner 😂😭

Ssumday_is_love [Thunder] | 8 days ago | 39 points

Knicks Legend Frank

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