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The Rio wrap-up blog post: Stuff I learned

No.1 Don't drink the water.

I'm not saying I went around chugging the stuff from the tap, but somewhere along the way my body was invaded by black death. Still, I managed to write THIS and THIS and THIS and THIS and I'm back at practice today, but don't ask me how.

No.2 Blanket statement here: Chocolate in Brazil can save the world.

No.3 Huge growth potential for the NBA in Brazil. During one 15-minute walk, I saw about 10 beach volleyball players who could probably play right now in the D-League.

No.4 Good luck covering the Olympics, guys and gals. Get ready for all-day bus rides.

No.5 Those girls don't think you're cute. Those girls are working.

No.6 The NBA should adopt tassel nets.

 Tasslenets

No.7 When in doubt, stay as close as possible to the guys with the big guns.

 Security

No.9 They know how to throw parties in Rio.

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No.10 The Heat is a long way from ready for the regular season.

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