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U.S. Women's Basketball Wants Leslie Jones to Cheer Them On

"We want you to come check us out, so please come check us out."

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    The U.S. women's basketball team posted a video to Instagram asking comedian Leslie Jones to come cheer for them in the Rio Games.

    Comedian Leslie Jones is in Rio, and the U.S. women's basketball team has a message for her.

    "We hear you're in Rio, we hear you're traveling around seeing a lot of events," guard and former Husky Sue Bird said in a video posted to the USA Basketball Instagram while teammate Lindsay Whalen incessantly dabbed left and right. "We want you to come check us out, so please come check us out."

    Guard Diana Taurasi then led the spirited team to chant Jones' name.

    Jones, an Olympic super fan, was invited to Rio as a commentator for NBC. Over the past week she has been all over the city live tweeting events and taking pictures with athletes. She even hung out with Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey, who is also in Rio to root for Team USA.

    The U.S. women's basketball team wanted their turn to hang out with the Saturday Night Live comedian. 

    Jones responded with a video of her own.

    “Just thought that y’all was clobbering people and y’all didn’t really need me to come out there, you know, and give you some of this love,” she said.

    The comedian hit a slew of events during her time in Rio. Unfortunately, Jones was leaving and couldn’t make the game, but she made sure to send the team some love.

     “I am sending you the slay all day, slay all day, slay all day, USA!” she chanted.

    The team plays Japan Tuesday evening in the women's basketball quarterfinals.