With the NBA off-season yielding interesting results, such as the Los Angeles Clippers and Houston Rockets acquiring new players, one thing still looming is the upcoming FIBA Basketball World Cup.

As many know, many players throughout the league participate for their respective country, this includes players such as: Dennis Schroder of the Oklahoma City Thunder, will be representing Germany; Rui Hachimura of the Washington Wizards, representing Japan; and even Evan Fournier of the Orlando Magic, representing France.

Fournier a player that has had a long history playing for the French FIBA team, expressed how Team USA may not be as formidable of a competition as it has been in prior years. Fournier added that this could be due to how Team USA has won consistently, not to mention the fact that since this is the off-season for the NBA, many players may be focusing on resting.

This gives Fournier, as well as Rudy Gobert, center for the Utah Jazz, the opportunity to win it all for France. However, when looking at who may be seen as a major threat to take the gold from Team USA, it isn’t just France that the US should be concerned about, but also Spain.

This means that, by extension, team France should also be concerned about Spain too, which has notable NBA players such as: recent NBA champ, Marc Gasol; Willy Hernangómez of the Charlotte Hornets; and Juan Hernangómez of the Denver Nuggets.

Currently this is all speculation, for all we know Team USA, could be a much more serious threat than we think.

FIBA Basketball World Cup begins on Saturday, August 31st of this month, and will end Sunday, September 15th.

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My name is Jonathan David and I am from a small town called Green Cove Springs, located in northeast Florida. Originally from Miami, Florida, my family moved up north, as I was entering the fourth grade. Once we moved, I eventually started getting into sports a lot more. I did soccer, basketball and running and pole-vaulting; however, the main sport that I pretty much keep up with is, basketball, specifically the NBA. Although I’ll occasionally watch track and field if it’s on ESPN. There were many reasons why I got into basketball, besides it looking like fun, one reason was because I wanted to be like Bugs Bunny from Space Jam, not Michael Jordan, but Bugs Bunny, and while my dream of being an animated character hasn’t panned out, I still enjoy playing and watching the sport. My favorite NBA team is the Orlando Magic, and I’ve been a fan since Lebron was in Miami, so when they eventually get good, people can’t say I’m a bandwagon fan.
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Content Creator at Armchair Orlando Magic , The Armchair All-Americans, LLC
My name is Jonathan David and I am from a small town called Green Cove Springs, located in northeast Florida. Originally from Miami, Florida, my family moved up north, as I was entering the fourth grade. Once we moved, I eventually started getting into sports a lot more. I did soccer, basketball and running and pole-vaulting; however, the main sport that I pretty much keep up with is, basketball, specifically the NBA. Although I’ll occasionally watch track and field if it’s on ESPN. There were many reasons why I got into basketball, besides it looking like fun, one reason was because I wanted to be like Bugs Bunny from Space Jam, not Michael Jordan, but Bugs Bunny, and while my dream of being an animated character hasn’t panned out, I still enjoy playing and watching the sport. My favorite NBA team is the Orlando Magic, and I’ve been a fan since Lebron was in Miami, so when they eventually get good, people can’t say I’m a bandwagon fan.
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