Basketball Australia have reacted furiously to allegations their team deliberately lost a game at the World Cup last week, saying they were “downright wrong” and an insult to the country’s sporting culture.
The ball was bouncing away, threatening New Zealand’s last-chance possession, though if a player could just dive on the floor and corral it, any NBA fan would know what to do.
Basketball’s governing body, FIBA, opened disciplinary proceedings against Australia over allegations that it lost a World Cup game against Angola.
Brittney Griner swatted her way into the record books. Candice Dupree made just about every shot she took. Diana Taurasi dominated in all aspects.
Bruce Levenson, who said Sunday he would sell his controlling interest in the basketball team as a result of a racially charged email he wrote in 2012, also owned the N.H.L.’s Thrashers.