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USA Basketball Teams Are Staying on a Luxury Cruise Ship During the Rio Olympics, Because Hotels Are for Suckers (Pics)

by: Esteban On  Wednesday, August 3, 2016
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If you thought the USA Basketball teams were staying in Rio’s Olympic Village during the 2016 Summer Games, you thought wrong. They’re not even staying at a regular hotel. Instead, both the men’s and women’s basketball teams are staying on a luxury cruise ship called the Silver Cloud.

Amenities? Yeah, there are amenities. The Silver Cloud has a pool, gym, bars, restaurants, and (obviously) a cigar lounge. More importantly, it also has round the clock security and a bulletproof security wall, because Rio.

USA Basketball didn’t charter the ship, so the players won’t be the only guests. However, they will be the only guests whose rooms will be retrofitted with seven-foot beds.

This will not be the first time the American basketball squads have resorted to staying on a cruise ship. They also stayed on a cruise ship for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, which was the year the men’s team humiliated itself with a third-place finish. (Probably just a coincidence!)

Want to take a tour of the ship the USA basketball teams will be staying on this year? Well here you go:


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