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Team USA’s Donovan Mitchell upset by video analysis implying rift with Kemba Walker

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Team USA has tumbled out of the FIBA World Cup, but they are still in China to figure out their final placement in the tournament. Given the lesser stakes, Donovan Mitchell took to Twitter to dispell some rumors involving Kemba Walker. Basktball YouTuber BBALLBREAKDOWN took to Twitter to point out a specific interaction between the Utah Jazz star and the Boston Celtic point guard during the team’s crushing defeat to France in the quarter-finals.

Mitchell immediately tweeted a reply, saying that the entire thing is blown out of proportion once again.

Mitchell did good as one of the team’s leaders, clarifying that there’s no bad blood between the two guards. It takes away from the fact that the Americans are still in the tournament and are trying to get some consolation by beating Poland in their final game.

Mitchell has done everything to help this iteration of Team USA integrate and play well together. He took the initiative, texting teammates to get together and have team dinners on the regular.

His teammate, Rudy Gobert, was on the right side of the French victory. However, the Stifle Tower believes that his teammate will only grow from the experience given to him by international basketball.

“I think this experience is going to make Donovan better,” Gobert said, per Aris Barkas of Eurohoops. “We have to go hard when we go for the national team, but we also have to go that way with Utah. I’m excited for both.”

Once the tournament is over, it’s now off to the NBA for Team USA players. For Mitchell, his aim is to take his Jazz deep in the playoffs, maybe even an appearance in the Conference Finals.

He will surely use the experience he gained in the contest to bring the Jazz up a level.