On Thursday, 15 minutes before Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings hit the court, three members of the U.S. basketball team arrived and joined the ladies in a quick, impromptu game, according to NBC.
Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant and James Harden showed up just to watch the women play, but ended up on the warm-up courts outside the main volleyball arena learning just how tough it is to run around in sand.
Durant recorded a block on Walsh, but it was after the women were up big on the NBA superstars.
"At first I'm like, 'Gosh, we got to be focusing,'" Walsh said. "But when you're so intense, once they're there and you're getting their energy, it's such a welcome distraction. Because we're out there, (the previous match) went three games again, and we're just waiting and waiting and waiting so it's a good distraction… They're awesome and they have magic about them and I want to take some of that magic."
Photo: AP Photo/Jae C. Hong