It's no secret that most Olympic athletes from countries around the globe don't have the best accommodations during their stay in Rio. As for the USA men's basketball squad, well, that's another story. Because they are not staying in Rio's Olympic Village deplorable lodgings, you know someone in the media had to ask either the Team USA players or their head coach Mike Krzyzewski about why they are living in the lap of luxury with yacht accommodations unlike the rest of the world's greatest athletes from various countries. Recently-signed Bucks guard Matthew Dellavedova, who's representing Team Australia, is basically staying in a college freshman-sized dorm room).
According to the News Observer, a reporter from France's Le Monde asked Krzyzewski and Team USA's Jimmy Butler about "living on a boat" during their stay in Rio. Coach K didn't hold back and straight sonned this reporter with semantics about the fact that the tea doesnt' "live on a boat." He continued with his rant about his personal wealth living in North Carolina, making friends in Rio, and other iterations about pool life that have absolutely nothing to do with "living" on a yacht.
"Well, we don't live on a boat. We're staying on a boat. I actually live in Durham, N.C., and have a swimming pool. Once in a while I get on a raft and lie in there. But I've never really thought about living on a boat. Since 1992 the U.S. teams have stayed in different locations and because of the accommodations here, that was good. And it's not our boat. We're not the only people on the boat. There are other people on the boat that we see, that we say 'good morning' to, 'hello.' We've actually made friends on the boat. I never knew I would have boat friends. In fact now that I'm talking about it, I might go buy a boat. And put it in my -- I’d have to have a bigger swimming pool. It’s a place to stay and we’re here to play basketball. And I’ll tell you what, the people in Rio have been unbelievable as far as their treatment of us and their hospitality. We’re fortunate to be here for the Olympics whether we’re on a boat or not.”
Butler chimed in with a more tongue-in-cheek response: "I just do what I’m told. I’m told to sleep on a boat, so I sleep on a boat." Then Coach K had to throw in one last remark: "I’m going to go back to the boat. See you guys. I get seasick, too."
Well, okay then. Since Team USA is exempt from stories of being shot at or puked on to by Rio residents to be robbed, they're living a golden life, sleeping comfortably at night and chilling during their off-time in that lavish yacht should lead to nothing short of the gold medal at the end of the Olympic Games.