by Adeniyi Abdul
The Nigerian National Basketball team D’Tigers faced off against the US team in a preliminary play in the ongoing Olympics and boy was it one to remember.
The eventual scoreline was 156-73, giving the US the highest score for any team in Olympic history, but the entire game consisted mostly of the Nigerians putting up a valiant fight against the American side against who they were, simply outmatched.
Check out the top ten tweets on the match below.
@RealSlim123: I blame GEJ for how our boys are playing. You gotta put it on somebody and I choose him *shrugs*
@ALIBABAGCFR: IM CALLING TOMPOLO… WE ARE SHUTTING DOWN THEIR OIL FIELDS IN BAYELSA… LESS SEE HOW MANY POINTS THEY WILL LOSE
@NotBillWalton: Team USA is playing for all the Americans who ever fell for a Nigerian email scam. #ThrowItDown
@JCphoenixxx: Ayo Bakare? These guys need Tunde Bakare to Lay hands mehn
@LAkintobi: This is embarassing #Olympics #Nigeria #basketball Look at Carmelo giggling 🙁
@tejucole: @RealSlim123 Genetically, this is Nigeria vs Nigeria. I go open history book for them. Up Naija. #Lobatan*
@De_Law: Somebody should tell that Iguodala boy that we know his father’s house o! If he knows what’s good for him, he’d better miss every shot.
@idrisayobello: I hope Sec.of.State Clinton knows she will not be received warmly in Nigeria next week if the beating tonight is too much!
@oluwashina: Back to football updates…… I can’t be a witness to child abuse and not report it. Over to you guys on Twitter lol
@DoubleEph: Why is our coach using a slate?