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What's Trending From London: USA Basketball's Record-Setting Win Over Nigeria

The U.S. men’s basketball team’s 156-73 win over Nigeria on Thursday is drawing plenty of attention on Twitter. Athletes, media members and comedians joined in the conversation. MSNBC’s Willie Geist wrote, “I have to leave this USA/Nigeria game. I feel like I'm witnessing a crime. Fans to give statements to Interpol.” “Dan Patrick Show” Producer Paul Pabst tweeted, “Can you imagine what sports radio is like in Nigeria today? Whew!” Heat G Dwyane Wade posted, “83 point lost REALLY??? #LetYourGameDoTheTalking. #2012.” “Late Show” Exec Producer Eric Stangel: “This USA – Nigeria #Olympics Men's Basketball game is a ladder trick away from being a Globetrotters game... #domination.” 

Other Olympic tweets of interest:

U.S. women’s soccer team F Alex Morgan: “I love hearing for the first time about our #USWNT post-olympic schedule on twitter. thats just great.”

U.S. sprinter Nick Symmonds: “Olympic athletes are not given tickets from the IOC. Parents, spouses, coaches, forced to watch on TV. #WeDemandChange.”

U.S. Gold Medal-winning swimmer Tyler Clary: "Just gave a shutout to @Skrillex and @deadmau5 for being my musical inspirations on #USWeekly. I'd love to learn from these guys!!!”

ESPN's Kristi Dosh: "ESPN research comes up with some fun things, like this: at age 10, Michael Phelps was #2 swimmer of his age class behind Kris Humphries.

Yahoo Sports’ Charles Robinson: “Fans are not going to be happy with these red U.S. track & field uniforms. You'll mistake them for another country a few times, no doubt.”

NBCSports.com’s Daniel Martin: “You're telling me that if they put handball in primetime, people wouldn't watch it? Get outta here.”

NBC’s Ryan Seacrest: “thx tony p. and the @subway team for hooking up our radio studio in london...the food is great.”

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