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Brazil: Durant leads US men's basketball practice in Rio as Olympics kick-off02:29

Brazil: Durant leads US men's basketball practice in Rio as Olympics kick-off

Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
August 5, 2016 at 19:15 GMT -00:00 · Published

The USA men's national basketball team practised at the Flamengo Basketball Club training compound in Rio de Janeiro on Friday, several hours ahead of the official start of the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics.

Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant, when asked of USA's performance at the upcoming Olympics, kept his feet on the ground, saying "There's going to be good games, there's going to be bad games. We might play great every game, but I'm not expecting that. We want to be a good team but we are realistic as well. We can't come out and win every game by 100 points.”

Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving said that it has been a lifelong dream to be in the USA national basketball team, as it "really transcends the game. And it means a lot to me to represent something bigger than myself and go after something bigger than myself."

Chicago Bulls' Jimmy Butler said "I think that everybody just wants to come here and win. Compete, play basketball, put on a show and put smiles on people's faces."

The 2016 Summer Olympics are due to take place from August 5 to August 21, 2016. Sporting events will be held in 33 venues across Rio de Janeiro and at five venues in other cities.

Brazil: Durant leads US men's basketball practice in Rio as Olympics kick-off02:29
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The USA men's national basketball team practised at the Flamengo Basketball Club training compound in Rio de Janeiro on Friday, several hours ahead of the official start of the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics.

Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant, when asked of USA's performance at the upcoming Olympics, kept his feet on the ground, saying "There's going to be good games, there's going to be bad games. We might play great every game, but I'm not expecting that. We want to be a good team but we are realistic as well. We can't come out and win every game by 100 points.”

Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving said that it has been a lifelong dream to be in the USA national basketball team, as it "really transcends the game. And it means a lot to me to represent something bigger than myself and go after something bigger than myself."

Chicago Bulls' Jimmy Butler said "I think that everybody just wants to come here and win. Compete, play basketball, put on a show and put smiles on people's faces."

The 2016 Summer Olympics are due to take place from August 5 to August 21, 2016. Sporting events will be held in 33 venues across Rio de Janeiro and at five venues in other cities.

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