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It’s hard to see past 6-foot-11 Los Angeles Clippers star DeAndre Jordan when he stands in front of you at a sporting event and even harder to get him to sit down.
Jordan and fellow NBA stars Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Jimmy Butler showed up at the Copacabana beach volleyball venue on Sunday night to watch April Ross and Kerri Walsh Jennings play in the quarterfinals. They did their part to cheer on their fellow Americans, but Jordan appeared to be annoyed when the fans behind him asked him to sit down.
The NBA players moved down the row, but Jordan complained that the fans had arrived after them and chosen to sit behind them, perhaps unaware that tickets are generally for specific seats.
“I sit down all day,” Jordan said as they slid down the row. Arriving at their new seats, Jordan turned around several times to ask those behind him, a bit sarcastically, if they could see.
Eventually, the mood lightened. The NBA stars did an interview with the stadium reporter on the video board and started a “U-S-A!” chant. They left the stands about midway through the second set.