Nigeria - USA Game Proves FIBA Rigged QT
Nigeria is a freaking joke, They should never ever be at the Olympics. They only made it because the refs in the qualification tournament were clearly helping them extremely hard in every game and trying to make sure they won.
For example, they beat both Greece (the real one, not the junior one that came to Melbourne) and Lithuania at the QR tournament.
The reffing was ridiculous, especially in the game against Greece, where it was about 80-20 at least lopsided, and the last 2-3 minutes were beyond absurd, with insane call after call.
The refs basically rigged that tournament for Nigeria.
Then we see them in the Olympics with fair refs - barely beat Tunisia, got blown out by the same Lithuania they beat at QR tournament (due to the refs helping them), became the easiest opponent ever of the USA.........
Honestly, I went back and watched that Greece - Nigeria game on Youtube and it was abundantly clear that the refs fixed the game.
Evidently, FIBA wanted to have an all black African team at the tournament for marketing reasons, since Angola did not make it. So they had the refs rig the QR tournament to get Nigeria in.
Watching that Greece - Nigeria game, I don't think Nigeria could beat Greece more than 1 time out of 100 with fair refs.
So unfortunately, this is what we got. FIBA rigged it so Nigeria got in, and because of that, we get to watch them lose by 83 points.
Personally, it is pretty clear to me that FIBA is a trash organization and needs to be disbanded. Because stuff like this happening is just pathetic.
At least Greece would have made it a 10-20 point game against the USA. Something needs to be done about FIBA, because we can't keep having these joke tournaments.
This whole Olympics so far has been a total joke as far as the level of the basketball tournament goes.