Pictures with police and football among friends. 

Throw in a sightseeing trip before that, and the U.S. men's basketball team had a fun-filled day.

Once that was done, the Americans finally got around to hoops on the eve of their first big game of the Olympics.

The Americans looked loose Tuesday as they prepared for a game the next night against Australia. The teams are tied atop Group A with 2-0 records, and the Aussies have been impressive in beating France and Serbia, two of the top clubs in the world.

Before practice started, Paul George and Jimmy Butler tossed a football.

Then before Mike Krzyzewski gave any instructions to his players, he gave them to the Brazilian police protecting the team. Krzyzewski showed the police how to pose for a team photo they took with the U.S. players, who had visited Brazil's Christ the Redeemer statue before heading to the gym.

 

 

Good times for a good team.

"It definitely makes it a lot easier, because when you have sacrificed your offseason, but also when you’re having fun, time flies," forward Draymond Green said. "So, guys have really been enjoying being around each other, enjoying the process and really taking it all in, taking the whole experience in."