Posted by , Aug 2, 2016 at 05:50pm
Take a look at how Team USA will be living in Rio.

The Rio Olympics will officially kick off this Friday, August 5th and it will be a miracle if the Summer games aren't a complete disaster. The poor conditions in Rio have been well documented but now that athletes are starting to arrive we're getting a closer look at the hellacious scene in Brazil

Team USA's basketball stars, including the women's team, won't be subject to those brutal living conditions that some have documented in the Olympic Village though. Instead, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and the rest of Team USA will be lodging in a luxury cruise liner.

The Silversea Silver Cloud features specially designed 7-foot beds and amenities such as a pool, gym, spa and cigar lounge. It's a major upgrade from the Olympic Village, but it's still not without some unpleasantries. 

The Olympic superstars' boat is moored on the Port of Rio, which is surrounded by workmen drilling, digging and putting the finishing touches to the area immediately in front of the 196-cabin boat.

The only entrance is through an airport style scanner which is manned by Port Maua staff, backed up by security guards.

On the water police circle the ship on gun boats with marksmen equipped with automatic rifles.

The moored ship is surrounded by a bullet proof glass fence and 250 federal police officers are on alert keeping a watchful eye.

In comparison, here's what Australia's Andrew Bogut and Matthew Dellavedova are dealing with.

USA's Basketball Teams Will Be Staying On A Luxury Cruise Ship Instead Of Olympic Village

Take a look at how Team USA will be living in Rio.


The Rio Olympics will officially kick off this Friday, August 5th and it will be a miracle if the Summer games aren't a complete disaster. The poor conditions in Rio have been well documented but now that athletes are starting to arrive we're getting a closer look at the hellacious scene in Brazil

Team USA's basketball stars, including the women's team, won't be subject to those brutal living conditions that some have documented in the Olympic Village though. Instead, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and the rest of Team USA will be lodging in a luxury cruise liner.

The Silversea Silver Cloud features specially designed 7-foot beds and amenities such as a pool, gym, spa and cigar lounge. It's a major upgrade from the Olympic Village, but it's still not without some unpleasantries. 

The Olympic superstars' boat is moored on the Port of Rio, which is surrounded by workmen drilling, digging and putting the finishing touches to the area immediately in front of the 196-cabin boat.

The only entrance is through an airport style scanner which is manned by Port Maua staff, backed up by security guards.

On the water police circle the ship on gun boats with marksmen equipped with automatic rifles.

The moored ship is surrounded by a bullet proof glass fence and 250 federal police officers are on alert keeping a watchful eye.

In comparison, here's what Australia's Andrew Bogut and Matthew Dellavedova are dealing with.

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