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FIBA Might Switch from “World Championships” to “World Cup”

Although the basketball World Championships are of secondary importance in the United States (see the 2008 Olympic roster vs. the 2010 Worlds roster), but for the rest of the world, the tournaments are at least close to being on an equal plain. To get the Worlds on an equal level, FIBA is considering switching from the World Championships to either the FIBA World Cup, Basketball World Cup or World Cup of Basketball.

Reportedly David Stern is in favor of this, and could even be described as a driving force. And as Bill Simmons continuously points out, the man is possibly the most powerful man in sports. Even FIBA wouldn’t want to cross this guy. Bet on the 2014 Worlds in Spain being called the World Cup.

(h/t Pro Basketball Talk)

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