Watch: Kevin Durant and Team USA Hoops Show Love to Michael Phelps

Kevin Durant, Michael Phelps

Watch: Kevin Durant and Team USA Hoops Show Love to Michael Phelps

This moment came after the swimmer won his 20th and 21st gold medals.

Published August 10, 2016

Part of the Olympic experience for athletes is just getting to be fans of other sport stars.

That's the position Kevin Durant and his Team USA teammates found themselves in Tuesday night, congratulating Michael Phelps after the swimmer won the 200-meter butterfly for his 20th gold medal.

The night would only get sweeter for Phelps, too, as he tacked on his 21st gold medal, anchoring the 4x200 freestyle relay later on.

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In the presence of greatness.

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Witnessed greatness tonight🏅 #20 #21

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Watching from the stands in Rio de Janeiro, Team USA Basketball seemed to especially love Phelps's Dikembe Mutombo-like "no, no, no" finger wag in the direction of his rival, South African Chad le Clos.

No need for the #PhelpsFace on Tuesday night.

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Written by Mark Lelinwalla

(Photo from left: Elsa/Getty Images, Clive Rose/Getty Images)


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