FIBA begins on Aug 31st in China this summer. The worldwide basketball tournament will include 32 countries, who qualified during other competitions over the previous two years.
Over two weeks of basketball!
Those worried that #basketball was over after the #nba championship can rejoice. The #fibaworldcup, not to be confused with FIFA World Cup, starts in just 42 days. During which 92 games will be played in 16 days. This is the first time #fiba will be held in China, although the famous championship has been going on for 18 years now. Many NBA players will play for their various national teams, however not every superstar will choose to play. USA is projected to win for the third time in a row, having won in both 2014 & 2010 previously.
• First Round (Group Phase): Aug. 31 - Sept. 5
• Second Round (Group Phase): Sept. 6 - 9
• Quarterfinals: Sept. 10 - 11
• Semifinals: Sept. 13
• Final: Sept. 15
You can read more about the history of the FIBA Basketball World Cup on NBA.com
You may also visit the official FIBA website for details and the full rosters of every team.
Below I have listed 3 videos that have plenty of info about FIBA :
Presentation of the FIBA Basketball World Cup China 2019
Kobe Bryant 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup Announcement
Draw Procedure of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019
Here is my projected starting lineup for the
2019-20 USA Team :
PG- Damian Lilliard
SG- Bradley Beal
SF- James Harden
PF- Kevin Love
C- Anthony Davis
Kemba Walker, Kyle Lowry, Andre Drummond, Harrison Barnes, Eric Gordon, Jayson Tatum, PJ Tucker, and Myles Turner.
Who is your favorite team participating in the FIBA Basketball World Cup this year?
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