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Myles Turner won’t tolerate Team USA slander, disrespect from critics

Myles Turner, Team USA

Indiana Pacers big man Myles Turner has taken to Twitter to broadcast his utter disdain for all the negativity that is currently being thrown in the direction of Team USA following consecutive defeats against France and Serbia in the FIBA World Cup.

In a series of emotional tweets, the 23-year-old did not hold back in telling the whole world exactly how he feels about Team USA’s unceremonious exit from the prestigious international tournament, which was then followed up by yet another loss on Thursday:

Despite the lack of superstar power on their side, the Gregg Popovich-coached Team USA side was still considered the favorite to go all the way and bring home the gold medal. This obviously did not come to fruition, which led to a ton of criticism from experts and casual basketball fans alike.

For his part, however, Turner was having absolutely none of this:

Turner went on to name each and every member of the squad, also saying how proud he is of having had the honor to play alongside them.

Finally, the 6-foot-11 big man could not help but take a veiled shot at some of the NBA superstars who opted to withdraw their services from the national team during the build-up to the tournament:

Turner is absolutely right here. At this point, there’s no point dwelling on the past. The best thing to do would be to look forward, and for USA Basketball to start preparing for their upcoming redemption run.