Basketball super Andrew Bogut has stated that the Australian men's team has the talent to beat everyone in the world.
The Boomers sent an ominous warning to the rest of their rivals prior to the upcoming World Cup in China after defeating the star-studded US for the first time in 55 years.
Australia surprised the world basketball power with an exciting win of 98-94 in a exhibition game at the Marvel Stadium in Melbourne on Saturday night.
Bogut, who played an instrumental role in the boilover with 16 points, nine rebounds and four assists, believes that Australia can create more history at the World Cup, which will start next week.
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Boomers legend Andrew Bogut, pictured with son Luca after the historic Saturday night against the US, says that Australia can now beat anyone in the world
The Boomers superstar went to Twitter to celebrate a historic evening for Australian basketball
& # 39; That's the first time in this regime that I felt that with the Boomers, & # 39; said Bogut after the heartbreaking victory.
& # 39; In the past, it has been to the Olympics or to a world and we are not so much inventing figures, but we will give it a fair chance and whatever happens, happens. & # 39;
The Boomers have never won any Olympic or World Championships, while Team USA has won medals in all 18 Olympic Games in which it participated.
Bogut sees a changing of the guard after a historic night for Australian basketball.
& # 39; We were competitive in the past, but it was not like starting a tournament and thinking we were trying to win the gold medal and beat everyone we met, & # 39; said Bogut.
& # 39; I think this group has that belief.
& # 39; Guys in this dressing room get p **** d off if we lose, so we have to take this confidence to the World Cup. & # 39;
Andrew Bogut was one of the heroes for the Boomers against the US on Saturday night with a 16-point haul, nine rebounds and four assists
More than 52,000 fans attended Marvel Stadium on Saturday night to witness the history, despite a huge backlash of spectators about the seats in the stadium during a previous practice match on Thursday evening.
The event also promised that NBA superstars, including LeBron James and Stephen Curry, would come into action, breaking the more than 50,000 fans to hear that they were not part of the team.
Fans had spent hundreds of dollars on the competition, leaving many fans in plastic seats with obstructed views of the field, including actor Russell Crowe.
& # 39; $ 1500 a ticket for this display. AUS against VS. Joke is on me. If you were not there between 50,000 and you chose to watch it on TV at home, good decision, & tweet Crowe on Thursday evening.
The furore of fans has promoted an investigation by the Australian competition and consumer commission into the event.
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Crowe gave away his $ 1500 tickets for Saturday night's competition to some young fans.
& # 39; Always priceless to see Australia write history. Congratulations. I liked game 2 … because I decided to watch it on TV, & he tweeted.
& # 39; I have given my story away to a bunch of very excited basketball-loving kids & # 39 ;.
Bogut hopes fans are bitterly disappointed by the lack of star power in the US line-up and seats will set those feelings aside to find out the Australian World Cup campaign.
Andrew Bogut encouraged fans to get behind Australia with the world titles, which start next week
Russell Crowe (pictured in the first match on Thursday evening) saw the second match comfortably from his hotel room on Saturday evening after giving away his tickets
& # 39; I know there has been some negativity, but I hope people enjoyed the last two games because they were part of history, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; I have never seen basketball at this height in this country, so we must keep up the pace. & # 39;
Bogut went to Twitter on Saturday evening to celebrate the historic victory with fans.
& # 39; Great day in basketball for this country. Well done for the people involved who have the balls to organize a basketball game in a football stadium. I can't always make everyone smile, but I hope today was a day when most did, & he tweeted.
The Boomers open their World Cup campaign against Canada on 1 September.
Many fans demanded refunds after the first practice match on Thursday evening
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