Last week, a report surfaced about sub-par conditions plaguing the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro.
Well, Team USA's basketball teams aren't having it. Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Kyrie Irving and the entire men's and women's hoop squads will be staying on the Silver Cloud cruise ship luxury liner docked in the Port of Rio instead of the inadequate Rio dorms in the Olympic Village.
"Hotel rooms were scarce in Rio, we ended up getting some rooms on the ship for our teams," a rep for Team USA basketball told TMZ Sports. "This is not something new. In 2004 we stayed on a ship for the Athens Olympics. The U.S. men’s and women’s basketball teams are not the only guests on the ship, there are others outside the organization."
The hooked-up ship is equipped with everything from a gym, pool, bar and even a cigar lounge. It also has seven-foot beds to accommodate the stretched-out frames of players.
Take a look.
By staying on the ship, Team USA will avoid everything from blocked toilets to puddles around exposed wiring and leaking pipes, which have made dorms in the Olympic Village unsafe, as reported by BuzzFeed last week.
The Australian Olympic team already checked into a hotel, refusing to stay at the Olympic Village dorms any longer.
In addition, as of last week, 19 of the 31 buildings in the Olympic Village failed safety inspections.
Living the luxurious life must be nice. True ballers for real.
Not to mention, the memories created from the turn up on that boat should be priceless.
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