Any problem with USA beating Nigeria by 83?

By any measure, USA vs. Nigeria was a beat down. The question is whether it was avoidable.

USA basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski makes a good case that his team did everything possible not to humiliate their opponents.

“I take offense to this question because there’s no way in the world that our program in the United States sets out to humiliate anyone,” said the coach.

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But an 83-point win is humiliating no matter where you place the blame or how you conduct yourself.

“We didn’t play LeBron and Kobe in the second half, and with Carmelo shooting like that, we benched him,” Krzyzewski said. “We didn’t take any fast breaks in the fourth quarter, and we played all zone. You have to take a shot every 24 seconds, and the shots we took happened to be hit.”

Did you have any problem with USA’s win?

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