After the United States won two consecutive titles in 2010 and 2014, they now have two consecutive failures in the final events at this level. This year it was hoped that the team would be able to vindicate itself and return to the top, however, they did not achieve their goals.
Many are wondering why this happened to the North American team? It is possible that this is the commitment that the players of this team will play in a World Cup event, although it could also be due to the absence of their top stars.
However, there are three reasons that explain the failure of this delegation in the 2023 edition, we present them below:
Absence of stars
Team USA failed to integrate their top NBA stars and is without a doubt one of the least talented United States teams in history.
The loss of stars like Stephen Curry, Devin Booker, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Damian Lillard, Jayson Tatum, and others, is a big disadvantage for that team, there is no All-NBA player in the rotation, in short the power. in this team is not as heavy as in previous events.
This is one of the aspects that most affected the team led by Steve Kerr, teams like Montenegro, Germany and Lithuania took advantage of that disadvantage, where they outrebounded the Americans and it was a big problem that cost them a lot. .
Jaren Jackson Jr., who is the high number of the Stars and Stripes team, is not an easy tournament, because he has to face the game of other centers, and sometimes he has a lot of problems with fouls and must go to the bank, which is why the United States is weak in this regard.
The triple battle, another loss
The United States has problems in the paint, but the outside game is also not their strong point, because sometimes they are outplayed by teams with more successful long-distance shots and this leads them to accumulate of the losses, one of the most obvious was against Lithuania, where this team was able to score some three-pointers from different angles, while the Americans were limited at times and not as consistent as the other delegations .