Former Duke Guard Austin Rivers Says He’s “Straight Up Better” Than Many Players In USA Basketball Scrimmage

first_imgAustin Rivers thinks he is better than the players in the USA basketball scrimmage.Austin RiversThe U.S. men’s basketball team held a scrimmage in Las Vegas Thursday night. Jerry Colangelo’s program ended its 34 player minicamp – a precursor to next summer’s Olympic Games – with a Blue and White exhibition contest that looked similar to an All-Star game. Most of the camp’s star players – LeBron James, Chris Paul, Kevin Durant, etc. – did not play in the game televised on ESPN, but most of the young guys did. Team USA announces Blue and White rosters for Thursday night’s showcase at UNLV pic.twitter.com/pX2JxvQQ1T— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) August 13, 2015Former Duke star and current Los Angeles Clipper Austin Rivers was not too impressed.Straight up better than a lot of those dudes playing last night….. Have to prove that this year. M.o.a.M MIP…..why not— Austin Rivers (@AustinRivers25) August 14, 2015It’s cool to be confident, but when your college coach, Mike Krzyzewski, is the man leading USA Basketball, and you weren’t invited, that kind of speaks volumes.last_img