USA Basketball Team Will Stay On Luxury Cruise Instead Of Olympic Village While In Rio

While most Olympic athletes are going to live in the shithole that is the Olympic village, the U.S. men’s basketball team has opted to to stay aboard a luxury cruise during their two week stay in Rio.

Via The Big Lead

The U.S.’s NBA stars will arrive on Wednesday and be housed on the Silver Cloud, which will be docked in Rio’s revitalized port port. The vessel will have a “heavy security detachment” surrounding it as well as two Federal Police boats to keep people away from the ship.

Each cabin on the Silver Cloud usually goes for about $13,000 per week, but Team USA’s basketball teams will be relaxing on it for the next few weeks.

So while Team USA will be living large on their cruise ship, Australian center Andrew Bogut and other athletes are going to be struggling over in the villas.

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