USA Basketball Wins FIBA World Cup Gold

USA Basketball Wins FIBA World Cup Gold

It’s not a shocker, but for the second consecutive time since 2012. USA Basketball won FIBA World Cup gold after beating Serbia in the final of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

“It kind of was, again, a smack to our face, saying the U.S. was sending the B-team to go play in the World Cup,” forward Kenneth Faried said to ESPN. “Just because LeBron [James]’s not here, Kobe [Bryant]’s not here, [Kevin] Durant’s not here, doesn’t mean anything. We can step up and win the gold, too. That’s what we did tonight.”

This victory marks four consecutive gold medals for Team USA if you include the last two Olympics and two FIBA World Cups making them the first country in the world to accomplish that feat. The USA won each game by an average of 32.5 points.

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