Olympics 2021 – Robot can’t miss at halftime of Team USA’s basketball game

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Jeremy WillisESPN.com

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The Olympic Games are for the best athletes in the world. The basketball tournaments feature elite pro athletes like Kevin Durant, Damian Lillard, Sue Bird and A’ja Wilson. But they might have to move out of the way for the robot hitting 3-pointers and free throws.

At halftime of the United States’ men’s basketball loss to France, a towering robot wearing a No. 95 jersey took the ball in its giant robot hands and began draining shots like peak Stephen Curry.

Robots are taking free throws at the #TokyoOlympics.

Automatic. pic.twitter.com/AUoc6zSj4N

— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) July 25, 2021

Making his Olympics debut, Mr. Robot ? went for 3/3 at the half-time show!#Tokyo2020 #Basketball pic.twitter.com/GEFAJOve7d

— FIBA #Tokyo2020 (@FIBA) July 25, 2021

The robot’s free-throw routine appears faster than that of newly crowned Giannis Antetokounmpo. No word on whether the robot would immediately qualify for a supermax deal.

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