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.

Supporting @usaswimming! #Rio2016

A photo posted by USA Basketball (@usabasketball) on Aug 9, 2016 at 6:02pm PDT

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.

New friends tonight and awesome swim fans #rio2016 #thisiswhyilovetheolympics #swimunited #caughtontv #teamusa

A photo posted by Amanda Weir (@amandajoweir) on Aug 9, 2016 at 6:37pm PDT

Asked at Tuesday’s basketball practice whom he most wanted a picture with at these โ€ŽOlympics, Durant told’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.

In the presence of greatness.

A photo posted by Kevin Durant (@easymoneysniper) on Aug 9, 2016 at 8:33pm PDT

It’s just a Maryland thing!! #swimunited @kledecky

A photo posted by Kevin Durant (@easymoneysniper) on Aug 9, 2016 at 8:28pm PDT

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