When you look around the world of international basketball, even casually, you don’t have to look long to realize that Canada should be one of the best programs and should be a medal threat in the Olympics.
And we still except they will be, for years to come. Just not this time.
Canada lost to the Czech Republic on a near-last second shot on Thursday in overtime 103-101 and won’t make Tokyo.
It’s a surprising outcome because Canada has eight NBA players and really, that should be enough.
One of them of course is former Blue Devil RJ Barrett, but Andrew Wiggins, Trey Lyles, Alexander-Walker, Nickeil and the others really should have been enough to make it.
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