When it’s all said and done, it usually all comes down to the money. With Paul George injuring his right leg Friday night during a Team USA scrimmage, the topic of why NBA stars participate is once again front and center.
Mark Cuban has been one of the loudest about not wanting his players to participate in USA basketball. He feels the FIBA and the IOC are raking in the money but the NBA and its owners take all the financial risk.
Cuban wants the NBA needs to sever ties with both organizations. And then create its own World Cup.
“The (International Olympic Committee) is playing the NBA. The IOC is an organization that has been rife with corruption, to the point where a member was accused of trying to fix an Olympic event in Salt Lake. The IOC (pulls in) billions of dollars. They make a killing and make Tony Soprano look like a saint.
“The greatest trick ever played was the IOC convincing the world that the Olympics were about patriotism and national pride instead of money. The players and owners should get together and create our own World Cup of Basketball.”