the Dream Team will not be in Tokyo

He Dream team basketball will not be next summer in the Tokyo Olympics. This has been stated, although without 100% assurance, the commissioner of the NBA, Adam Silver, who considers it “unlikely” that the competition will stop next year so that players can attend the Games with their national teams, news that not only affects the United States Olympic team, but also that of many other countries, including Spain.

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will be held in the summer of 2021 and the United States basketball team, one of the great claims of the Olympic event, will attend without professional NBA players. Except unexpected surprise there will not be Dream team in Japan. This has been assured by the commissioner of the NBA, Adam Silver, who «sees very unlikely» to stop the competition in the competition to face the Olympic event.

We will consider it. I think it is unlikely, that if we start late, we will stop for the OlympicsSilver said in an interview with NBA TV inside the league bubble at Walt Disney Resort. “Because, as you know, it does not just involve stopping during the Games, but prior preparation and subsequent rest.”

The NBA doesn’t want to stop

The NBA intends to start the 21/22 season in January with a full season, with 82 regular season and playoff games. That is why the idea of ​​stopping the championship for the Games, which will be held in Japan from July 23 to August 8, is not being considered.

The measure would not only weaken the United States. A total of 108 international players play in the NBA. Spain would lose Marc, Ricky and the Hernangómez, aside from the coach Scariolo, Slovenia to Dragic and Doncic, France to Gobert, among others, Australia to Simmons, Ingles and Baynes.