The Canadian Men’s International Basketball Team has been roaming the lands of the European Union due to the European Exhibition Tour. Unfortunately the Canadians Men’s International Basketball Team lost to Serbia earlier on this week. They loss by a few points, Serbia winning 78 to 73. This came as a shock as Canada is ranked 7th in the exhibition while Serbia is ranked 11th in the exhibition.
Brady Heslip, one of the key players on the Canadian team has a total of eighteen points during this game and three steals. Kelly Olynyk on the other hand was able to shoot a total of eleven points, have nine rebounds and four assists. Melvin Ejim also scored eleven points, had six boards, one steal and a block. These three key and looked upon players played incredibly during the game but it wasn’t enough to take on Serbia.
During the second quarter Serbia was winning by thirteen points and Canada was quickly able to come back to take the lead. It was thought that Canada would win the game and fans cheered from the stands. During the fourth quarter it seemed as if Serbia had been rejuvenated of their energy and came back enough to have a five point lead before the game ended. Everyone who stood in the stands as Canadian Fans were in absolute shock, leaving the stadium with their eyes looking to the ground.
The Canadian Head Coach Jay Triano said, ”It was a tough physical game against one of the better teams at the WORLD Cup. I’m proud to say that we competed well.”
Throughout the years almost every sport you could possibly imagine has been dominated by males while females have had to have their own separate league that has no connection to the male dominated leagues of Football, Hockey and Soccer. The National Football League has recently been under fire as they won’t even allow for a woman’s national football league but on the other end of things the National Basketball Association is showing the NFL how to do things.
Less than a week ago Michele Roberts was named the head of the NBA, the first woman in world history to run a professional male sports union. Quickly after that the San Antonio Spurs hired the first female full-time coach for the NBA. Becky Hammon will now join the bench with the San Antonio Spurs, helping the champions defend their title next year. Beck Hammon is a thirty seven year old Woman’s National Basketball Association veteran. He played for the San Antonio Stars for sixteen seasons as one of the best players in the WNBA’s history.
The National Basketball League is actually encouraging owners of professional basketball teams to consider a female coach. The NBA now stands as the most diverse professional sports union in the world, out dating the National Football League and Major League Baseball at the same time. This isn’t the first time that a female has been connected to the NBA though, Jeanie Buss is the president of the Los Angeles Lakes. The coaches, players and even water boys have to take their orders from her before anyone else. You can expect the NBA to become more diverse with each passing year.