Team USA was defeated by Germany at the FIBA World Cup in the semifinals of the international NBA tournament.
With players like Anthony Edwards, Austin Reaves, Jalen Brunson, and Mikal Bridges, Team USA was the favorite to win the FIBA World Cup this year. However, Germany put a damper on Team USA’s plans with players in their team like Andreas Obst, Franz Wagner, and Daniel Theis. Germany was able to pull ahead in the third quarter. USA found themselves down 10 late in the final minutes of the game. USA couldn’t eliminate the deficit, falling 113-111.
Team USA is still on for winning bronze as it prepares to face off against Canada. Germany will play Serbia in the finals. Incidentally, the US hasn’t won gold since 2014.
Meanwhile, Noah Lyles memes took over social media after Team USA was defeated. Here are a few of them:
The memes mainly alluded to Lyles mocking Team USA for their recent defeat. On September 1, Friday, he clocked an impressive 19.80s in the 200m race at the Zurich Diamond League. After the championship, the athlete took to social media to look back at his performances at the 2023 World Athletics Championships.
In a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, Lyles boasted the three gold medals he won in Budapest in 100m, 200m, and 4x100m relay races. He also mentioned defending his world champion title in the 200m race. Lyles has been a four-time winner at the Diamond League in the 200m race. His four wins came in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2022.
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Sharing his record at the recent world championships, the 26-year-old wrote: “And with that I say goodbye to the 2023 season.”
On Wednesday, September 6, the athlete changed his mind and announced his participation in the Diamond League Final through a social media post. He wrote: “I’m Coming to @nikepreclassic. Let’s go out with a [blast enoji].”