NBA legend Magic Johnson feels “very disappointed” with Team USA after Germany pulls off major upset at FIBA World Cup 2023

Magic Johnson appeared to be unhappy and expressed his disappointment on X (formerly Twitter) after Team USA was eliminated from the FIBA World Cup. The NBA legend shared his post-match opinion with his followers.

This marked Team USA’s second loss in the tournament, following a shocking upset against Lithuania. Steve Kerr’s team was considered the tournament favorite and was expected to emerge as the champions. However, things took a turn for the worse, leading to their elimination.

Magic Johnson’s reaction to Team USA’s loss

Magic Johnson is an NBA legend and is often considered the best point guard to ever play in the NBA. He participated in the 1992 Summer Olympics, where he played a crucial role in helping the USA secure the gold medal with the ‘‘Dream Team,’ which included basketball icons like Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, and several other Hall of Famers.

Johnson understands the significance of international success, and his disappointment is understandable. Following the major upset in the semi-finals against Germany, Johnson tweeted out his feelings, expressing his disappointment with the 111-113 loss.

The post indicated Magic Johnson’s dismay and how disappointed he felt about his national team’s loss. Team USA put up a good fight in the tournament, but it wasn’t enough to defeat the German side led by Dennis Schröder.

Germany beat Team USA to reach the finals

The game between Team USA and Germany was a closely contested one, with both sides pushing for victory and aiming to advance to the finals. The German side secured the win with just a 2-point difference, and the final score of the game was 113-111 in favor of Germany. 

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Team USA had the opportunity to secure the victory in the final seconds of the game, but Franz Wagner blocked Kevin Durant’s shot. The German side then made two free throws to secure the win and advance to the finals for the first time in a long while.

This semi-final was disappointing for Team USA fans but also showcased the improvement of the German National team. Now, Germany will face Serbia in the finals of the FIBA World Cup, while Team USA will compete against Canada for the third-place position.

What are your thoughts on Magic Johnson’s remarks? Do you believe Team USA could have done more to win? We’d love to know your thoughts in the comment section. 


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