But with the withdrawal of their lone pro team the Soles from the LNBP coupled with the warning of the U.S. state department makes me wonder who is actually going to attend the games if hosts Mexico are not positioned in that group ?
The US national-team won’t be around this time as they are qualified already for the World Championships while other countries won’t attract a lot of fans to the city in the middle of the desert.
It would have been better to take Cancun (Although there might be another drug cartel causing trouble) as the host of the second group after their new gym was built and is ready for international tournaments these days.
Nevertheless, it’s a great boost for basketball in Mexico these days after hosting recently the FIBA Americas League Finals and some other smaller FIBA-related tournaments in the last couple of years. It will be interesting to see how the participating countries will deal with the situation in Mexico and who is going to provide safety in August during the tournament…I know this guys won’t.
I’m out like drug cartels.