The Brits have never been known for their prowess on the basketball court, but with automatic qualification from being Olympic hosts the home crowd was hoping they’d at least muster one win.
So far in group play, both the men’s and women’s teams have each come oh-so-close, only to be denied at the very end by much superior foes.
The men lost to Spain by one point Thursday and then Friday it was the women’s turn to receive their crushing blow.
Watch below as France drains a clutch three-pointer with 0.2 seconds left to dash the home country’s hardcourt dreams, 80-77 in overtime. The two British basketball teams are now a combined 0-7 in group play.
Worst part of all? The British fans clearly aren’t too keen on the intricacies of basketball, as apparently the crowd went bananas when the home team made their own three after time had already expired. (Too bad we don’t have video of that.)
Here’s the heart-breaking game-winning shot from France:
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