Paul George meets Brazilian legend Ronaldo in Rio

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Team USA have been enjoying their two-day break ahead of the quarterfinals clash with Argentina on Wednesday. 

On Monday, the players went to the beach and played a game of beach volleyball while, on Tuesday, Carmelo Anthony took some time to experience the roots of Brazil by travelling to a favela and playing pickup basketball.

While Melo was there, Paul George was experiencing a different side of the South American country and met up with one of their greatest ever sporting exports; Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima, or as he's more commonly known, Ronaldo. 

The former Barcelona and Real Madrid striker, who played 98 times for his country, scoring 62 goals and winning the 2002 World Cup, is one of the best football players the world has ever seen and George appreciated his brilliance with a post on Instagram.

He tagged a photo of the duo: "My FIFA days started with you legend!!!"

George is a big fan of the multi-platform video game FIFA, and it is not the first time he has come across a world-famous footballer. 

Following an Indiana Pacers game against the Wizards in Washington D.C. last year, the three-time All-Star met Argentine international and six-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi. 

In the summer of 2015, he also had dinner with another South American superstar,;Real Madrid's James Rodriguez, who just 12 months earlier had set the world alight with his performances for Colombia at the 2014 World Cup. 

The midfielder signed a Madrid top for George that said: "To my friend Paul."

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