NBA stars go crazy cheering on Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky (Video)
Tuesday night was such a big night for the U.S. swim team that even some of the biggest stars in the NBA turned into fanboys.
Kevin Durant, DeAndre Jordan, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and DeMarcus Cousins were among those that jumped for joy in the stands as Michael Phelps won the 20th and 21st gold medals of his career and Katie Ledecky took home her third gold overall and second at Rio.
USA hoopers reacting* to Michael Phelps' 20th Gold https://t.co/6hUXRzEwfL
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Durant and Jordan looked exactly like the fans that watch them throw down thunderous dunks on the basketball court. Cousins later took a photo with Phelps and Durant hung out with Ledecky.
Phelps is a big NBA fan, and his idol is Michael Jordan. Heck, he even busted out the Dikembe Mutombo finger wag after winning one of his races (video here), so you know he must have loved the support from the NBA’s elite. There’s obviously a tremendous amount of mutual respect between all of the athletes in Rio.