CAPTION: Canada’s men’s basketball team plays Brazil in a World Cup qualifying game on Thursday.
The Cleveland Cavaliers’ Tristan Thompson says it’s up to the five NBA players on the team to keep the group motivated.
12, 2018) 1.
SOUNDBITE: Tristan Thompson, CLEVELAND CAVALIERS 2.
SOUNDBITE: Roy Rana CANADIAN COACH 3.
SOUNDBITE: Kelly Olynyk, MIAMI HEAT 4.
SOUNDBITE: Cory Joseph, INDIANA PACERS PLACELINE: Montreal, Quebec CREDIT: The Canadian Press STORYLINE: Kevin Pangos was looking forward to his first appearance with Canada's basketball team in years.
He went to great lengths with his new club FC Barcelona to be able to play.
But for a few moments earlier this week, the 25-year-old point guard must have wondered if he'd make it to Montreal at all.
Pangos was en route from Spain to Montreal when his plane was forced to make an emergency landing in St.
He and his fellow passengers were told to quickly read through the safety instructions and then assume the crash position.