Rudy Gay criticizes Team USA's FIBA World Cup performance, emphasizing the need to revisit the tryout process.

Credit: FIBA
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17-year NBA veteran Rudy Gay shared his thoughts on Team USA's disappointing performance at the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023.

Team USA's journey in the recent FIBA World Cup took a sour turn when they were eliminated by eventual champions Germany, who edged them out 113-111 in a nail-biting semifinal game.

The struggle continued in the bronze medal match, as Steve Kerr's team stumbled against Canada in a 127-118 overtime battle.

Gay was quick to voice his opinion, asserting that the team's lackluster performance couldn't be attributed to coaching-related issues.

He tweeted on X, "Nothing to do with coaching or whether it's a B or C team. These other countries have players that would die to be there, we have players that were chosen."

"Team USA really has to go back to tryouts," the 37-year-old added.

Rudy Gay himself donned the Team USA jersey in two FIBA World Cups, winning consecutive gold medals in 2010 and 2014.

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Rudy Gay

Rudy  Gay
Position: SF
Age: 37
Height: 203 cm
Weight: 104 kg
Birth place: Baltimore, United States of America