Photos: The US Basketball Teams Are Staying On A Cruise Ship During The #Rio2016Olympics
Since 1992, the US basketball teams have passed on the Olympic village in exchange for more stylish and comfortable places to call home.
Although the vast majority of athletes stay in the Olympics village, NBA stars cite their popularity and fame as a primary reason for the seclusion and separate accommodations.
“Let’s be honest — how can our men’s and women’s teams stay in the village? They would get bombarded, especially the men’s team. They won’t have peace,” Angel McCoughtry, a women’s basketball player who is participating in her second Olympics, told the New York Times.
McCoughtry said the boat was “very nice” and “secluded.”
The ship is guarded by 250 police officers and a bulletproof glass fence.