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Faried Disappointed USA Won’t Face Spain

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Kenneth Faried was the only player willing to say what at least a few members of Team USA are presumably feeling after advancing to a gold-medal game that won’t have Spain on the other side.

Following a comprehensive 96-68 trouncing of Lithuania in Thursday night’s semifinals, Faried admitted he’s “disappointed” Spain won’t be the opponent in Sunday’s championship game of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup because he “wanted to beat them in their own country.”

“I’ve been trying to hold my tongue for this one,” Faried said. “I felt as though we came out and did our job, and y’all kept saying, ‘Oh, you’re not going to beat Spain.’ Spain couldn’t even beat France. When Spain can meet us at the championship game, then come talk to me.”

via Marc Stein of ESPN

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