From August 25 to September 10 there will be a repeat of the 2023 Basketball World Cup, which will take place on the Asian continent, specifically in the countries of Japan, Indonesia and the Philippines, with Spain among the big favorites. France, Australia and, as always, to the powerful USA.
However, this latest selection is presented at said world event without its biggest stars, such as Kevin Durantlebron james, Stephen Curry, Jayson Tatum O Kawhi Leonard, among others. In this note, we’ll try to explain why Steve Kerr didn’t include NBA team numbers.
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Basically, DirecTV Sports pointed out that the United States does not attach much importance to the basketball world championship, which will qualify for the next Olympics in Paris in 2024. It is in this type of tournament that you see the big stars.
Another reason is the NBA’s tight schedule, which combined with the season’s playoffs, totals 82 games played and can last until June. In doing so, Kerr announced a squad in which he will face Greece, Jordan and New Zealand at the World Cup.
United States line-up for the 2023 Basketball World Cup
- Mikail Bridges (Brooklyn Nets)
- Jalen Brunson (New York Knicks)
- Paolo BancheroOrlando Magic
- Anthony Edwards (Minnesota Timberwolves)
- Josh Hart (New York Knicks)
- Tyrese Haliburton (Indiana Pacers)
- Brandon Ingram (New Orleans Pelicans)
- Years Jackson Jr. (Memphis Grizzlies)
- Cam Johnson (Brooklyn Nets)
- Walker Kessler (Utah Jazz)
- Bobby Portis (Milwaukee Bucks)
- Austin Reaves (Los Angeles Lakers).
American squad. Photo: X/USA team
USA 2023 Basketball World Cup schedule
- USA vs. New Zealand | Saturday 08/26 | 7:40 a.m. (Peruvian time)
- USA vs. Greece | Monday 08/28 | 07:40 (Peruvian time)
- USA vs Jordan | Wednesday 08/30 | 03:40 (Peruvian time).
Which channel will broadcast the 2023 Basketball World Cup?
The Basketball World Cup 2023 It can be seen across South America via the DSports channel and the DirecTV GO streaming platform.