Kevin Durant reminds Bam Adebayo that unwritten rules still exist at the Olympics
In Olympic team sports, regular team memberships go out of the window. Everyone plays for Team USA and that's all that matters.
But not everything goes out of the window at the Olympics. Kevin Durant, 32, had to remind 24-year-old Bam Adebayo that the unwritten rules of basketball still apply in Tokyo, even if they don't play for their regular NBA teams (the Brooklyn Nets and the Miami Heat, respectively).
KD fired a shot while shooting in Team USA training on Thursday. Adebayo picked it up and started dribbling with it, which breaks the unwritten rules. Durant was supposed to get the ball back after the shot and he immediately asked Adebayo why he had kept the ball. Adebayo was pretty sure Damian Lillard had kept Durant's ball but had no choice but to return it to the three-time Olympian.
Later, the two teammates waged their "fight" - where else to? - Twitter.
Adebayo's response, both in training and on Twitter, had a very "whatever, GRANDPA" vibe - although most people probably wouldn't tweet the middle finger emoji on their grandfather.
Team USA's first game will take place on Friday against France. Then we will find out if that good-natured fraternal bickering is reflected in the much-needed chemistry in the field.
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