5 NBA legends who never participated in the FIBA World Cup | Sports 2023


Michael Jordan: Despite his legendary status, MJ never donned the FIBA jersey. His focus remained on NBA glory, with six championships to his name.

Kobe Bryant: The Black Mamba's international career was limited to the Olympics, making FIBA World Cup participation an elusive dream for fans.

Shaquille O'Neal: A dominant force in the NBA, Shaq never graced the FIBA World Cup stage, choosing to prioritize his professional career.

Tim Duncan: "The Big Fundamental" was an NBA cornerstone but skipped FIBA World Cup competition during his illustrious career.

Hakeem Olajuwon: Despite being a global basketball icon, Olajuwon never represented his home country, Nigeria, in the FIBA World Cup, focusing solely on the NBA

These NBA legends left an indelible mark on the basketball world, even without FIBA World Cup appearances.