Grammy-winning rapper Ludacris showed just how big of a Team USA men’s basketball team fan he is this week after getting spotted at their Monday (August 6) night game against Argentina.
Luda watched NBA star Kevin Durant‘s team wipe away Argentina with a 126-97 win.
Well-known American rapper Ludacris was in the crowd for the USA-Argentina match at the Olympic Basketball Arena, but he wasn’t the only thing ludicrous about the show. Kevin Durant rained down pain on Team USA’s former nemesis with a shooting performance that will have the Boomers wondering if they can sneak an extra player on court for their quarter-final on Wednesday. Team USA blew away their supposed main rivals in this competition 126-97 to firm to unbackable favourites for gold and leave the Boomers working on plans to try and minimise the carnage after Patty Mills gave the Australians a dramatic win with seconds on the clock against Russia to start the day. (The Age)
The Argentina team made headlines back in 2004 when they beat Team USA.
Los Albicelestes had hoped to ride again against the USA after watching them squeak home in an unconvincing 99-94 win over Lithuania in their previous match. And they had history – they were the first team to beat America in the NBA era (2002) and bounced them from the gold medal in the semi-finals in Athens in 2004. (WA Today)
Luda also got caught hanging out with Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte at the game.
The Olympics bring together celebrities of all stripes under one roof. Case in point: Ryan Lochte is currently “chillin” with Ludacris at USA’s basketball game against Argentina. Lochte is finished swimming at the Olympics, so he has some time to relax around London. Quite the pair. (Business Insider)
The Atlanta-bred rap star kept fans updated by tweeting out a photo from the event.
“Live from the #London2012Olympics about to watch Team USA take on Argentina! Everything is on a #Ludaversal level. pic.twitter.com/ym0LCE6K,” Luda tweeted Monday. (Ludacris’ Twitter)