Kyrie Irving


MADRID (AP) -- With golden confetti raining on their heads and "Party in the U.S.A" ringing in their ears, it must have been hard for the U.S. basketball players to hear anything.


Recap: Another day, another blowout victory for Team USA at the FIBA World Cup, though the 95-71 victory over Ukraine may have been costly.


The World Cup of Basketball finally tips off on Saturday in Spain and concludes with the championship game on September 14.


Even casual fans probably realize there are lots more NBA players expected in the upcoming World Cup of Basketball then the dozen playing for Team USA.