USA Basketball shows up to support swimming teammates
With the day off before their game against Australia, multiple members of the U.S. men’s basketball team — including the Golden State Warriors‘ trio of Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green — showed up at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro to support the U.S. swim team.
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) August 10, 2016
The swimmers who weren’t competing Tuesday night were happy to join their basketball counterparts in the stands for a fun night of watching Team USA rack up multiple gold medals.
— Kelsi Worrell (@kelsiwhirl) August 10, 2016
Awesome tradition of USA men’s basketball team coming to watch the swimming finals!! Thx for the support guys!! 🇺🇸🏀 pic.twitter.com/kOGdd5ROzK
— Dana Vollmer (@danavollmer) August 10, 2016
Asked at Tuesday’s basketball practice whom he most wanted a picture with at these Olympics, Durant told ESPN.com’s Marc Stein: “Michael Phelps. Or Simone Biles.”
Durant added that he tried to connect with Phelps at last Friday’s opening ceremonies but said “he was moving around too much.” After Tuesday’s event, Durant finally got that picture with Phelps, along with one with fellow Maryland native and gold-medal winner Katie Ledecky.