The U.S. Men’s basketball team has had a rough couple of weeks heading into the Olympics.
Despite being loaded with NBA talent, Team USA dropped its first two exhibition games before winning the final two last week.
Then they starting losing players – with Bradley Beal entering the COVID-19 protocol and Kevin Love withdrawing due to injury.
On top of all that, three players – Devin Booker, Jrue Holiday, and Kris Middleton – haven’t practiced with the team yet, because they’re busy playing in the NBA Finals – which might not end until Thursday, just one day ahead of the Opening Ceremonies in Tokyo.
Team USA’s first game is scheduled for Sunday, July 25th vs. France.
Analysis: USA men’s basketball survives nightmare week with Tokyo Olympics opener on the horizon https://t.co/cvaeAfDyIF
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) July 19, 2021
Will Team USA be able to hang together and win the gold? What will be the reaction if they don’t?