‘Meme Team’: Fans Blast Team USA After Embarrassing Defeat Against France At Tokyo Olympics 2020

Published 07/25/2021, 10:39 AM EDT


The biggest sporting event is around the corner as the Tokyo Olympics 2020 is finally underway. After an eventful day 1, day 2 finally sees the beginning of basketball as two juggernauts in team USA and team France face off against each other.

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Team USA who have won the last three gold medals, are once again the favorites to win the whole thing. With a star-studded lineup including big names like Kevin Durant, Damian Lillard and Bam Adebayo, team USA are easily the most talented team of the tournament.

Team France shock Kevin Durant and Co. in their first game of Tokyo Olympics 2020

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The game between team USA and team France got off to a fantastic start as USA took a commanding 7 point lead with a 22-15 scoreline. With many stars chipping in, it looked like business as usual for the favorites.

They continued to build on this lead against the French team in the second quarter as well as they ended up with a 45-37 scoreline. While they looked comfortable at the end of the first half, third quarter was a big mess for US.

Celtics’ guard Evan Fournier took control for the European giants in the third quarter as the French team connected multiple three-point shots. With the team hitting shots and US going cold, not only did France equalled the score, they took a 6-point lead at the end of the third quarter with a 62-56 scoreline.

But Durant and Co. looked in control once again as they had their own run of scoring in the fourth quarter. Courtesy of newly crowned NBA champion Jrue Holiday, team USA took a lead of 74-67.

But as it happened in third quarter, team USA fell flat, as the European giants cruised to a 83-76 win. Given how star-studded the US team was, this result was a big shocker and historic in many ways as they broke their 24-game winning streak.

Fans react to Team USA’s loss against France

Fans absolutely went berserk after team USA’s latest defeat against France. From calling out players to trolling the team, fans had some of the most hilarious reactions to Durant and Co.’s latest defeat.

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This defeat for team USA in the hands of team France certainly was a shocker. Especially given how woeful some of their starters like Kevin Durant and Damian Lillard performed, Gregg Popovich and the coaching staff surely have some adjustments to make.

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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