Pool party! After Michael Phelps won his 21st gold medal during the 4x200m relay on Aug. 09, he and his teammates celebrated with Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and more stars of the U.S. basketball team!
It’s fitting that Draymond Green, 26, Kevin Durant, 27, and other stars of the U.S. Basketball team partied with Michael Phelps, 31, after the 4x200m relay on Aug. 09. After all, Michael and the U.S. Swim team had just dunked on their competition to win the gold!
“Thank[s] to the boys for stopping by today,” Michael wrote on his Instagram, as he and his teammates posed with Kevin, Draymond, Klay Thompson, 26, Demarcus Cousins, 25, Kyle Lowry, 30, and DeAndre Jordan, 28. “Big night for the USA!! Thanks for rolling through for a little extra support.”
That one picture contains a lot of talent – and a lot of gold medalists. Michael posed alongside his teammates Ryan Lochte, 32, Conor Dwyer, 27, and Townley Haas, 19, as they were celebrating their epic victory in the 4x200m relay. Conor, Townley and Ryan established a huge lead over the competition during the race, allowing Michael to have a “leisurely” swim to victory (and his 21st gold medal.)
It’s hard to think that just 70 minutes before Michael won his 21st medal, he had avenged his London 2012 loss by winning the 200m butterfly event. After giving his rival, Chad le Clos, 24, a meme-worthy death glare, Michael obliterated the rest of the field to secure the top prize.
It was incredible to see Michael and Ryan on the same squad, but these two teammates are about to pick up their long-standing rivalry. Both Michael and Ryan are competing in the 200m individual medley. With Ryan racing in Heat 2 and Michael in Heat 4, there’s a good chance these two will meet not only in the Aug. 10 semifinals, but also in the Aug. 11 medal event. Will Michael gain his 22nd gold at Ryan’s expense or will Ryan end their rivalry with a win? Either way, it’s going to be epic.
What do you think about that picture of the Dream Team and the USA’s swimmers together, HollywoodLifers? Do you wish you were at THAT party?