For almost 65 years, some of the top basketball players in the world have participated in the FIBA World Cup, held quadrennially among men’s national teams of the members of the International Basketball Federation. Since the games of 1994, the NBA has allowed its players to participate, and for this year’s games, Team USA’s coaches, Mike Krzyzewski and Jerry Colangelo, figured to have the cream of the NBA crop at their disposal. The likes of Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, James Harden, the laughing man Deee-Wight Howard, Stephen Curry, and other marque’ names have all imbibed in the kool-aid and apparently want to play. Many other NBA stars will be wearing the silks of their various other home countries.
Is it just me, or don’t a couple of top stars ALWAYS seem to get hurt in these tournaments? Continue reading