Klay Thompson and Jimmy Butler face off on the football field at Olympics

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It's pretty good to be a member of the Team USA Olympic men's basketball roster right now.

The players are staying on a luxury cruiser rather than in the still-to-be-completed Olympic Village, are having boat loads of fun off the court judging by social media and on the court they are romping to victory and don't expect to be really tested until the Semi-Finals and Finals.

Team USA might be at the biggest competition in world sport, but that doesn't mean they're going to be playing basketball every day. Klay Thompson and Jimmy Butler decided to get a different shaped ball in their hands yesterday.


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Thompson and Butler took to the turf yesterday to unwind and show off their football skills.

The Warriors and Bulls guards took a trip down to Flamengo Sports Club and went one-on-one on the Brazilian gridiron, testing each other out at cornerback and wide receiver.

Judging by whose Instagram account you look, it's a bit of a toss-up as to which of the All-Stars is better with the pigskin.

Klay got on their first, with Butler lining up in very close proximity and ran a straight go route, hitting Butler with a nice stutter-step before speeding past and making the grab on the 30-yard play.

"If the @raiders need a deep threat I'm here for em!! @jimmybutler my most recent victim," he put in the description of the video.

Butler went next and made Thompson look silly in coverage. The Golden State man will not be making any secondary with what he showed, losing Butler on the post route after trying to locate the football.

That would be a surefire TD and Butler actually showed some impressive acceleration to get around his man.

Butler's description of his video was a bit more comedic that Thompson's.

"When the light skin tries to guard the dark skin on the football field.." he said.

Team USA beat China 119-62 on Saturday. They are in action again today against Venezuela.

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