The 94-89 victory in qualifying finally allowed the Serbian men’s basketball team to avoid a four-game losing streak against the US team in the World Series. At the 2014 World Championships and the 2016 Olympics, they lost to opponents three times, including the two finals.
But Jokic is probably hard to laugh because they could have gone further.
Ironically, one of the greatest players in the history of Serbian basketball, Vlad Divac, who served as the president of the National Olympic Committee, officially entered the Hall of Fame on the second day. The Serbian men’s basketball team lost their presence. The first game of the World Cup. Jokic took the initiative to apply for two technical offenses to leave the field. Before the team lost to Spain in 69-81, their first four games averaged more than 40 points per game.
The defeat also caused their opponents in the quarter-finals to change from Poland to Argentina, and eventually they were beaten by Scola and Campaso’s Pampas. This time, the Serbian boys are chasing the predecessors such as Divac and Stojakovic, and returning to the goal of basketball in the world after 17 years. As a result, they did face a positive confrontation with the US team, but after they missed the semi-finals.
The glory created by the predecessors in the past belongs to the country named Yugoslavia and Serbia and Montenegro. The Serbs officially established themselves in 2006. After the sports events continued to appear on the world stage in the name of Serbia, their men’s basketball team experienced a short stagnation and became the top five in FIBA and the top three in Europe. The 1998 and 2002 men’s basketball world championships two consecutive championships.
Applying the title of competitive sports, but no one wants to be crowned, is the “innocent king.” With the runner-up level of the Serbian men’s basketball team in the world championships of all ages in the last 10 years, the Dutch team of the “innocent king” of the football team will also be willing to go down the drain.
A country with a population of 7 million can play the big ball to such a level, which is enough to make the national fans feel happy. However, if we look at the more glorious history of the Yugoslavia and Seychelles’ predecessors on the basketball court, the breath that is always worse than the top of the world is to let the Serbs ask a series of “why.”
A veritable “runner harvester”
The only Serbian team to win the real world championship is actually the highest player in this World Cup, Boban Mayanovic. In the U19 World Youth Championship held in Serbia in 2007, the host defeated the US team in the finals to win the championship. This American team has Beverly, Jordan, Beasley and other familiar names, and – you probably won’t believe – Curry is also in the lineup, and his three-point percentage in that game is only There are 35%.
But in the more than ten years since then, from the World Youth Championship to the adult group of the Olympic Games, the World Cup, the Serbians who reached the finals many times were magically insulated from the championship; almost every time between them and the champion It is the object of the successful revenge tonight.
Among them, the recent memory of the 2014 World Cup in Spain and the runner-up of the 2016 Olympic Games is still alive. But it is too far-fetched to say “lack of defeat” twice, because the scores of the two finals are 92-129, and 66-96. Plus, the Americans won a total of 66 points.
If this World Cup, the Serbian team’s lesions are in a state of too early, they have stumbled all the way in the last two competitions. It’s hard to imagine that the team that lost four games in a tournament will be able to reach the end, but the Serbs did it twice. But in 2014 and 2016, the US team has at least a lineup of teams.
In the three years ago, Rio had been entrusted with the heavy responsibility of Jokic and Bogdanovic, in fact, they also endorsed the Serbian men’s basketball team two previous runners-up. In the U19 World Youth Championship in 2013, the teacher met the future NBA players such as Smart, Okafor and Aaron Gordon in the final and eventually lost. In the 2011 session, it was easy to expect that the US team did not enter the semi-finals, but Bogdanovic was taught by Valanciunas to be a man–the latter scored 36 points in the final.
At this point, the world’s basketball “runner harvester” has a good name. As for this year, in order to prove that he does not despise the United States, the Serbian team does not have to follow all the way to 5-8 qualifying wars.
From the initial NBA player bonus, to the current lack of “Victoria” everywhere
Regardless of the 1998 World Championships in which no NBA American players participated, the Yugoslav team won the 2002 World Championships and was able to honor the dividends of the first all-star international players. Divac, who was already high at the time, didn’t play much, and Stojakovic, who scored 26 points in the final, was the tactical core. Of the top eight in the scoring list, four were representatives of the great international players in NBA history, and the other three were Nowitzki, Yao Ming and Gasol.
In the 2002, 2004 and 2006 World Cup competitions in which the three men’s basketball teams lost, the Yugoslavia, Argentina and Spain, which have successively reached the top, benefited from the redemption of this dividend. Before the Westerners became the world’s basketball players, the former South players were the first to reach the NBA. However, since Peja was selected to the NBA Second Team in 2004, he waited for 15 years before a second Serbian surpassed him. This time is the teacher of last season, the first European center to be selected for a while.
In the past 15 years, although the Serbian star has not been able to break the file compared to the Divac and Peja, the at least the full star rating is hard to find. It is a shame to succumb to the two Olympic Games in 2008 and 2012. The only Krsty who played in the NBA in the World Championships in Turkey in 2010 was only a qualified rotation player.
In the recent competitions, I have been in the finals. I am very grateful to the champions of the two World Youth Championships in 2011 and 2013 for their talents. But the youth training decided more is the lower limit of the Serbian men’s basketball team, and reproduces the great achievements of 2002, 1998, and even older predecessors. From the excellent to the great leap, an NBA All-Star level lifter is needed. .
A cruel reality is that the Serbian camp headed by the teacher is now no longer superior to Australia, France, Canada, and even the youngest brother of Slovenia in the NBA. The teacher who manages poor weight and temper is invited to the championship camp in the World Cup. Is it regretted?
What is the champion, the answer is in a sentence from Divac
There is only one gap from the runner-up to the championship, but the level of motivation for a generation is a different day. If it wasn’t for Jokic to witness from the TV screen when he was 7 years old, the seniors raised the scene of the World Championship trophy. After many years, they did not have a higher benchmark to catch up. If Divac and Peja are met with disappointing young people this year, they can also talk about the so-called victory culture and the champion key.
In fact, what is the secret key? From that era, I was more grateful to the system, the will, the style of victory, to the modern basketball, which is indispensable for physical talent and scientific addition. The core of Serbian basketball has not changed. Divac used a sentence in the speech of the Hall of Fame. Say it all.
When the teacher thinks that the power is up to the knockout, it is not too late, to Joeljevic’s disdain for the civilian US team, and then several NBA players on the field fight each other and rely on personal failure. The Serbian team, which has not been able to make a “runner harvester”, may wish to hear what Big Brother said –
“On the court, it’s not enough to run with the ball. You need to be physically and mentally empowered, as well as your passion, talent, and trust in your teammates. Only in this way can these forces help the team. Fighting hard. Basketball is an antisense of selfishness. Basketball means giving, sharing and loving each other.