Watch: USA basketball stars try their hand at beach volleyball

Monday August 15th, 2016

Fresh off their win over France, several American basketball stars decided to become Olympic spectators for the night.

Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, DeAndre Jordan and Jimmy Butler were on hand at Copacabana for Kerri Walsh-Jennings and April Ross’s beach volleyball quarterfinal match against Australia, pulling hard for their USA teammates. 

They were so inspired that on Monday they decided to try out the sport for themselves.

The American duo swept the match in two sets to advance to the semifinals on Tuesday. 

The match concluded in the early morning hours of Walsh-Jennings’s 38th birthday. 

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