Celtics make Team USA basketball history

Celtics make Team USA basketball history

This is unprecedented.

You know how the United States put those three guys on the moon one time in 1969? That was unprecedented. It has been repeated since but you know what? At the time, it was pretty darn cool. And you know what? It's 50 years later, we haven't put anyone on Mars yet, but the Boston Celtics have put four men on the United States men's national team, so that's something...

Some of you might be like, wait, what? What am I missing here? And then that's when I go yeah, you read that right. Outer space doesn't have anything to do with it, but there's a men's basketball World Cup -- and that's where these guys will be competing in the near future.

And by those players, I mean Marcus Smart, Kemba Walker, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. Think about it, there's never been that many NBA teammates on one Team USA men's basketball team.

Think as hard as you want. Think as hard as Stephen Hawking would've and you won't be able to figure this one out.

There's been two teams that came close in Olympic years -- and Kevin Durant was a part of both of them.

So yeah, that would be the 2016 Golden State Warriors and the 2012 Oklahoma City Thunder. That Warriors team featured: Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson. Meanwhile, the Thunder team featured: Durant, Russell Westbrook and James Harden.

So does that mean the Celtics are guaranteed to win an NBA Title this year? Heck no, but it's still really cool. People love seeing America do well in international sports; it makes 73 percent of the country proud, according to a Gallup poll. So these people are doing great things because they are going to represent the United States of America -- and they're going to win!


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