Michael Phelps once again won gold medals at the Olympics, and it has cemented the swim star on the winners podium for all eternity. But one cannot just attribute the athlete’s magnificent career to his strength and talent, since he also has fans like Kevin Durant, DeMarcus Cousins, Klay Thompson and the rest of team USA, who are able to push (and shout at) him to go beyond his limits. While Durant and other NBA stars cheer on Michael Phelps to gold, they also to got to hang out with the rest of the US swim team.
During their off-time, Team USA had the chance to join a rambunctious crowd at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium to witness Phelps (successfully) reclaim his throne in the 200m men’s butterfly. The venue was literally packed, and the crowd was so noisy that swimmers were asked to back off from their blocks to calm down the excited fans.
But how can they not be noisy when they’re cheering for an Olympic legend, and they’re doing it with these guys.
Phelps also went on to be USA’s anchor for the men’s 4x200m freestyle, helping the team win first place and leading to his twenty-first gold medal in the Olympics. For the record, they beat Britain and Japan, both of whom did not come close to winning against the Americans.
So while Kevin Durant and other NBA stars cheer on Michael Phelps to gold.
They also have the matter of looking into their own event-basketball (or beating other countries to a pulp-ball) which has merely seemed like an exhibition tour in their past games. The men’s basketball team will be going up against Andrew Bogut and the rest of Australia on Wednesday, Serbia on Friday and France on Sunday to round off their preliminary round schedule.
Should we expect to see Phelps cheering on team USA at these games? Why not… They’re all number one by our count, anyway.
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