Last night, following Katie Ledecky's unbelievable first place (and gold) in the women's 200 freestyle, Michael Phelps fulfilled his destiny to win the 200 butterfly against South Africa's Chad Le Clos (who beat Michael at the London Olympics in 2012) and attaining his TWENTIETH gold medal.
While the world cheered on, no one was more excited than a few of Team USA's basketball contingent (including some of the NBA's greatest all stars) who showed up with their game faces on to cheer on the swimmers.
Kevin Durant, DeAndre Jordan, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, DeMarcus Cousins, and Kyle Lowry, piled into the Olympic Aquatic Center stands to cheer.
The ball stars hung out with the Olympic swimmers not in an event that night, who were clearly just as pumped to be around these legends.
Supporting @usaswimming! #Rio2016
A photo posted by USA Basketball (@usabasketball) on Aug 9, 2016 at 6:02pm PDT
Thanks #TEAMUSA basketball for joining us for another INSANE night of swimming! pic.twitter.com/GRHY7Vb4x6
— Kelsi Worrell (@kelsiwhirl) August 10, 2016
Awesome tradition of USA men's basketball team coming to watch the swimming finals!! Thx for the support guys!! 🇺🇸🏀 pic.twitter.com/kOGdd5ROzK
— Dana Vollmer (@danavollmer) August 10, 2016
A photo posted by Amanda Weir (@amandajoweir) on Aug 9, 2016 at 6:37pm PDT
NOTHING, however, matched this moment, when Durant and Jordan freaked out after Phelps touched first.
They headed backstage to congratulate Katie Ledecky...
It's just a Maryland thing!! #swimunited @kledecky
A photo posted by Kevin Durant (@easymoneysniper) on Aug 9, 2016 at 8:28pm PDT
...as well as the gold-winning 4x200 freestyle relay, with Phelps, Ryan Lotche, Conor Dwyer, and Townley Haas.
Durant and co. make even the tallest swimmers look tiny as hell.
A video posted by Kevin Durant (@easymoneysniper) on Aug 9, 2016 at 8:48pm PDT
This is what it's all about.