The United States women’s national basketball team was in the midst of their second-round match against the reigning NBA champions the Houston Rockets when they took to the court.
The United Nations Women’s Soccer Federation, which hosts the game on Saturday, sent a tweet that read, “Happy #WomenWorldCup #UNSW.”
But what’s more surprising is how the players chose to dress up and celebrate the occasion.
Kadeisha Butler, the star of the upcoming WNBA franchise in Charlotte, posed for a selfie with one of the players and took to Instagram to share the shot with her fans.
“This is the most amazing moment I’ve ever had in my life, and it’s an honor to be wearing the jersey #WOCWNT #UNWNT,” Butler wrote.
“The #UNSC is a true community, and this moment with my teammates and I is a celebration of our shared journey together.
You are all amazing.”
Cody Riggs, the All-Star forward of the Charlotte Bobcats, wore a sleeveless white jersey, which featured the hashtag #UNSightings on it.
“It’s so beautiful to be a part of,” Riggs said of the celebration.
“I love being able to be an inspiration for other young girls, to inspire them to go to school, to go out and to go through life and hopefully be successful.
This is something I’ve been dreaming about for years.”
Alyssa Klimenta, the United States goalkeeper of the USA Women’s National Team, also wore a white jersey that featured the #UNCYNB hashtag.
“As an American, it’s just a honor to wear #UNCFB jersey,” Klimdtas captioned a photo of herself and teammate Julie Johnston on Instagram.
“We’re all in this together, and we’re excited to be able to share our journey and our future together.
The game was the second of three in the series for the United Nations and its member nations.
The game will also be broadcast on ABC and ESPN2.
The United States defeated Nigeria on Friday in the third round of the tournament.
The USA has already qualified for the 2018 Olympics in Tokyo.