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Facebook will live-stream the USA basketball exhibition games

Watching live basketball on social media is now a thing.

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The NBA will live-stream the US national team's exhibition games on Facebook.

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No need to go to Brazil to watch USA basketball. It's on your phone.

The NBA will live-stream the US national team's exhibition games on Facebook, the league said Thursday. A total of nine games played by the men's and women's basketball teams will be streamed on both the USA Basketball and NBA Facebook pages. The men's team includes stars Kyrie Irving of the NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers, as well as Kevin Durant and Draymond Green from the Golden State Warriors.

The games will also be retransmitted on NBA TV.

The news comes two days after Twitter announced it would live-stream a weekly NBA pregame show on its network.

The first game, the men's team versus Argentina, will be streamed on Friday at 6 p.m. PT. The first women's game is set for July 25.

The 2016 Summer Olympics will be held from August 6 to August 21.