USA Basketball Teams Will Stay On Luxury Cruise Ship In Rio


The United States will be housing its basketball teams on a luxury cruise ship instead of putting them in Rio’s Athletes Village during the 2016 Summer Olympics.

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.

While Andrew Bogut is struggling with the brutal accommodations in Rio’s athletes housing, guys like Kevin Durant will be kicking back in luxury cabins designed for all their needs. That includes upgraded beds, individual showers, a rooftop pool, casino, library and more.

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.