Tony Parker reacts to France upsetting Team USA in FIBA World Cup
France is moving on to the FIBA World Cup semifinals after knocking off Team USA with an 89-79 victory on Wednesday. San Antonio Spurs legend Tony Parker expressed his joy on Twitter with a simple “Yes!!!!” and some clapping emojis in reaction to his country’s massive victory:
Yes!!!! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 https://t.co/Em8LpGlCbC
— Tony Parker (@tonyparker) September 11, 2019
Parker must be going crazy right now. His Frenchmen just snapped a 58-game win streak in international tournament play by the Americans with NBA players on the roster.
Parker, of course, is a French national team legend. They, however, have a chance to accomplish something that the three-time NBA champion never did during his illustrious career: win a gold at the FIBA World Cup.
Of course, they’ll have to win two more games to do it, and the next one will come against Argentina, home of Parker’s former Spurs teammate Manu Ginobili. Argentina upset a heavily favored Serbian squad, and the French upset sets up a very interesting semifinal matchup.
Utah Jazz rising star Donovan Mitchell led the way for Team USA with a game-high 29 points, six rebounds, and four assists in the losing effort. Jazz teammate Rudy Gobert, however, one-upped him this time around and led France with 21 points, 16 rebounds, and three blocks.
Only two other Americans finished in double figures with Marcus Smart notching 11 points and Kemba Walker scoring 10 markers. The Frenchmen, on the other hand, got major contributions from Evan Fournier and Nando De Colo, with 22 points and 18 points, respectively.