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Warriors’ Andrew Wiggins reacts to Canada’s Olympic heartbreak

Warriors, Andrew Wiggins, Canada, Tokyo Olympics

While the Canada men’s basketball team failed to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics this summer, Golden State Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins is still proud of what the team has accomplished.

Canada lost to the Czech Republic in the semifinal of their qualifying tournament, effectively knocking them out of the competition. Wiggins was terrific in the game and actually had the best efficiency among the players in the national team, but his efforts were not enough to propel them to the final contest.

Despite the failure, the Warriors star acknowledged the growth the team has gone through and emphasized the future is bright for Canada basketball.

Canada’s men’s basketball team has not achieved anything meaningful in the Olympics for almost two decades now, with their best result being a seventh place finish in the 2000 Olympics in Australia. With that said, the frustration and disappointment of the team and it’s fan base is understandable.

As Andrew Wiggins said it though, there is no way to go but up for Canada. After all, with the amount of talent they have with the likes of RJ Barrett, Lu Dort, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Nickeil-Alexander Walker, the nation could very well become a serious threat in international competition in the years to come.

It remains to be seen if the Warriors scorer will be part of future Canada teams, but it sure looks like he has enjoyed his stint with the team