Jim Tooley Rumors
Tooley: One of the best basketball games I’ve ever seen live was USA-Spain, the Gold Medal Game and it was just phenomenal. Pau Gasol (2004-16 Olympian, Spain): It was very competitive game, it was back and forth a lot. They were throwing punches, but we were not backing down. It was really a fun game to play in until the last few minutes of the game and Kobe took over.
That all but eliminates NBA players – and likely college players – from playing World Cup qualifiers during some of the windows. “We’ll take it step-by-step and do the best we can,” USA Basketball executive director and CEO Jim Tooley said. “A lot of countries have questions. We’re all trying to figure this out.”