The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 in China will be the biggest edition of FIBA's flagship event with a record 32 participating teams.
In its 18th edition, the FIBA Basketball World Cup will take place in China for the first time ever. The tournament will be played in 8 cities - Beijing, Foshan, Wuhan, Shenzhen, Dongguan, Nanjing, Shanghai and Guangzhou - across 5 provinces.
The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 will see 92 games played over 16 days.
The Final of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 will take place in Beijing on Sunday September 15 2019. The newly-crowned world champions will receive the new FIBA Basketball World Cup Trophy.
The 16 next best teams at the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 will each be granted a place in 1 of the 4 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments in 2020, where they will have another chance to qualify for the Olympic Games.
The FIBA Basketball World Cup has been the center stage for some of international basketball's biggest stars - from Oscar Schmidt and Nikos Galis to Pau Gasol and Kevin Durant and many in between.
Son of Dreams is the embodiment of that drive. A young and determined spirit who not only has the ability to push his own physical capabilities, but also has the strength and character to empower those around him. Born in China on August 8, 2015, Son of Dreams' magical horns give him the power to see into the future, envisioning plays and moves before they actually happen.
It is said that at his birth he was bestowed a pair of boots by the legendary Yao Ming. Made from dragon skin, they give him the ability to move faster than anyone on the court and dominate his opponents at the basket.