Kemba Walker spoke with reporters about all of the stars who dropped out of the FIBA World Cup.
He believes this is the players chance to get a turn to shine without the help of a lot of previous team USA stars playing along side them.
Stars like LeBron James, Anthony Davis, James Harden, Bradley Beal, C.J. McCollum, Tobias Harris, DeMar Derozan & Eric Gordon all have stepped away from team USA as avaliable options.
“This is like a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a lot of us,” Kemba said.
“I think a lot of us are happy those guys pulled out because this is our chance to get on the big stage and showcase our talent. A chance for us to do something new. It’ll be a new-look team. Everybody is kind of doubting us, but I think we’re hungry.”
This is a new team USA that will play in the FIBA World Cup players such as Kyle Kuzma & Khris Middleton will be given a chance to step up and win for their home country.