USA Basketball will play on Australian soil for the first time since the 2000 Sydney Olympics when Melbourne’s Etihad Stadium host two exhibition matches in August 2019. The Australian Boomers and USA Basketball will go head to head in the lead up to the 2019 FIBA World Cup. The 52,000-seat stadium is sure to be rocking with some of biggest names in the sport expected to play.
In recent years, the USA and NBA players have started to really value the World Cup and Olympics and as such, the USA won’t be taking the matches lightly. USA Basketball is sure to be committed to rolling out some of their best players which may include; Lebron James, Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, James Harden and Anthony Davis.
With ten Australians set to light up the NBA in the upcoming season, the Boomers hope to feature the likes of Ben Simmons, Patty Mills, Dante Exum, Joe Ingles, Matthew Dellavedova, Thon Maker and Andrew Bogut. Boasting plenty of young stars, expect the Aussies to really challenge a USA team full of NBA All-Stars.
The last time these two teams locked horns during the 2016 Olympics in Rio, the Boomers gave the American heavyweights and almighty scare. When Australia was leading in the final quarter of that game, many were dreaming of one of the biggest upsets in Olympic history, but the might of America came to the fore in the end, as they ran out 10-point winners against a resolute and brave Australian team that received high praise from all.
Taking place on August 22 and August 24 2019, tickets are in hot demand to see the world’s best players go head to head. Australia, in front of what will be a raucous and boisterous home crowd, will be determined to take down the USA Dream Team.
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