On August 10th, after a defeat against the Chinese Taipei team on August 9th and missed the Asian Championships Top 4, the Chinese men’s national basketball team issued a statement, saying that they hope the media and fans can stand with them in the most difficult time.
The statement is as follows:
“The Chinese men’s national basketball team held a meeting this morning and summarized yesterday’s defeat. The most critical task now is to win the next two games. We hope the media, the majority of fans and friends can stand together with the team and continue to support our team in the most difficult time! After returning China, the team will further make deep reflection, and learn from the failure. The Chinese men’s national basketball team will certainly stand up again!”