Celebrities React: U.S. Women’s Basketball Team Wins Gold At Rio Olympics 2016

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Celebrities React US Women's Basketball Team Olympics

By Shari Weiss |

Celebrities React US Women's Basketball Team Olympics

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The U.S. Women’s Basketball Team won gold at the Rio Olympics on Saturday. Now celebrities are congratulating the athletes on their big victory. See stars’ reaction tweets below!

Team USA went 8-0 in the 2016 tournament, continuing its no-loss streak. The final game had the players defeating Spain 101 to 72. It marked the women’s team’s sixth consecutive Olympic gold. Team members included Sue Bird, Maya Moore, Breanna Stewart, and Brittney Griner.

Sugar Ray Leonard tweeted as he watched, “USA women’s basketball team I love the dominance!!!!!” Kobe Bryant similarly said, “Watching our #USABWNT dominate another #Olympics #Gold.” Jason Collins was actually at the arena in Brazil, and shared footage he filmed on his phone. “Here at the #RioOlympics watching our women’s basketball team get the #GoldMedal!!! #TeamUSA,” he captioned the video.

After the win, LeBron James wrote, “Congrats #USABWNT on 6th straight!!! You women are amazing!! #GoldStandard #StriveForGreatness.” Harrison Barnes stated, “Congrats to the women’s team!!” Anthony Davis went with, “Congrats #USABWNT!!” The Golden State Warriors also tweeted, “Congratulations #USABWNT on winning the #Gold! #TeamUSA #Rio2016.”

“This NEVER gets old. Congrats 2 our USA Women’s bball team 4 bring him the gold. You’re next Fella LETS GO! #Rio2016,” commented Shaquille O’Neal, along with video of the medal ceremony. And The Band Perry, which had a special Olympics concert in Rio earlier this week, exclaimed, “USA Women’s Basketball For The Win!!!” On Sunday, the undefeated U.S. Men’s Basketball Team will play against Serbia in hopes of winning its third consecutive gold. The face-off comes on the last day of the 2016 games, with the Closing Ceremony slated for Sunday night.

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