Team USA basketball players are reportedly not happy with head coach Gregg Popovich.
USA lost to France in humiliating fashion Sunday, and it was our first loss in the Olympics since 2004. Naturally, people are starting to get worried. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
The US men’s basketball team, 12.5 point favorites today, has LOST to France (+600).
It is the team’s first loss in the Olympics since Aug. 27, 2004.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) July 25, 2021
good god pic.twitter.com/WDuYcB5CBI
— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWobUSA) July 25, 2021
Then, we open against France and get ragdolled by a team that doesn’t have a fraction of our talent. If you’re not upset, then you’re not paying attention.
Team USA with Gregg Popovich as Head Coach
2019 Pre-FIBA Exhibitions 3-1
2019 FIBA Bball World Cup 6-2*
2021 Pre-Olympic Exhibitions 2-2
2021 Olympics 0-1
*7th-place finish was Americans’ worst ever in a major tournament pic.twitter.com/P8i8Ol0JUI
— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) July 25, 2021
I have no idea how this situation is going to be fixed, but it’s really starting to look like Popovich isn’t the man for the job.
If we can’t run teams off the floor in the Olympics with all the talent we have, then we’re clearly not doing something right.
It’s that simple.
France hands USA men’s basketball its first loss at the Olympics since 2004 😳 pic.twitter.com/xUIsc9eZcB
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) July 25, 2021
Let’s all keep our fingers crossed that we don’t continue to get embarrassed in Tokyo. That’s the last thing we need.