Ahead of the official start of the 2019 FIBA World Cup, the Greek Freak took to instagram to show off his exclusive Greece colorway, featuring a blue and white colorway with a bold, gold Nike swoosh.
The 18th edition of the tournament begins on Saturday, August 31, with the final scheduled for Sunday, September 15.
The newly introduced broadcast SuperFeed will enhance viewers' experience of the World Cup.
LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, Stephen Curry, James Harden, Anthony Davis, Russell Westbrook and Paul George are among those who opted out.
Only a 28-point masterclass from Kevin Durant prevented Turkey from winning the 2010 World Cup final.
The United States enter the field as the favorites, but due to the new schedule and a tumultuous offseason in the National Basketball Association has a significantly less-accomplished roster than at any point over the past two decades.
Adding to the usual pressures of pre-season were the large number of transfers by top stars in the off-season and an up-for-grabs mentality in the Western Conference, where a half-dozen revamped clubs are legitimate National Basketball Association title contenders. "There's a lot of improvement we can make I think". Joining him in the backcourt, Donovan Mitchell is the only other player on the roster who scored at least 20 ppg last season.
In addition, Australia are missing NBA All-Star Ben Simmons, and Slovenia, which won the European Championships in 2017, have not qualified for the World Cup, in part because of the unavailability of rising star Luka Doncic.
Even though Walker is expected to be the top scorer for this team, he is also the player who averaged the most assists with 5.9 apg a year ago.
Barnes, at 27, is not the Americans' oldest player, but he is the most decorated.
Even with an under-strength roster, head coach Gregg Popovich and his team should have enough to advance from the first two rounds of group play.
On Saturday, Australia stunned the US 98-94 before a crowd of more than 52,000 in Melbourne, a result that ended the Americans' 78-game winning streak.
Team USA lost to Australia in one of its four warm-up games but remain the bookmakers' favorites to become the first team in history to win the tournament three times in a row. Team USA in recent weeks has held two training camps, scrimmaged against each other, a younger group of national-teamers and G-League players and played four exhibition games against global foes.
With the World Cup being held in China, it provides a great opportunity to fans of the sport to watch a high quality competition, with the participation of many top level representatives, at reasonable times. He also won a gold medal in the summer of 2016 with TUSA at the Olympics - he's the only player on this team with one of those as well. The United States are both the current holder of the trophy and also the team with the most wins (five).
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