Rio Olympic 2016 Basketball: Team USA Docked in A Luxury Ship; Athletes Get Nervous for Many ReasonsBy Anita Valencia
With the high profile NBA players coming to defend USA in 2016 Olympic Men's Basketball, they have to be secured outside the already-prepared Olympic Village.
USA Basketball teams will be sleeping in Silver Cloud
The 514-foot ship sponsored by Cisco, will be the home for men's and women's teams during the summer Olympics. The ship anchored at Pier Maua is reportedly equipped with high security system includes bulletproof glass.
Carmelo Anthony from the New York Knicks shares his opinion on the ship. "I see disadvantages," he said. Anthony continues to explain that there are only small beds and small rooms.
The four-time Olympian also emphasizes that the team is not here to cruise around, stating that it's actually no different than staying in a hotel. Due to the sponsorship, they have to stay on a ship.
Rio Olympic 2016 men's basketball
Team US men's basketball will begin the match on Saturday versus China with a day off between every game. Previously, team US won against China in USA Basketball Showcase tour.
The fans expect them to get gold medal since each member of the team exhibits that proven talent. Men's team can rely on Kevin Durant and also Klay Thompson for sharp shootings. Draymond Green is also an incredible defensive center and the others are simply able to score big in the games.
This is the first Olympic tournament for DeAndre Jordan and the other nine rookies from Team USA. Jordan is reportedly nervous as on Friday, he will be marching with his team for an opening ceremony while all of his family attentions at home will go to him, Team USA reported. He said he does not want to ruin the occasion.
NBC is ready for online coverage of the summer Olympics 2016 and viewers can find out the live stream schedules in NBCOlympics.