USA basketball stars stay on Rio cruise ship but Jimmy Butler fears water

  • Chicago Bulls player ‘doesn’t want his room facing the water’
  • Men’s and women’s teams staying aboard 196-cabin Silver Cloud

The US men’s basketball team caused a stir when they announced they’d be staying on a luxury cruise ship rather than roughing it in the Olympic village. But Jimmy Butler, the Chicago Bulls star, might have wished his team were with the other athletes in the spartan Rio dorms – he’s not a fan of the water.

“Jimmy Butler doesn’t like water,” DeAndre Jordan told Sports Illustrated. “So we were talking about: ‘Would you jump off the boat or would you get in?’ [Butler] says: ‘No, and don’t play with me about it.’ He definitely does not like the water at all.”

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