Kelsey Plum looked to be enjoying herself after Team USA’s historic gold-medal win in 3×3 basketball at the Tokyo Olympics.
The Olympian’s champagne-aided celebration took social media by storm, showing Plum drinking straight from the bottle on a media call.
Kelsey Plum said she walked for the first time post-Achilles op this exact day last year.One year later, she's an Olympic gold medalist pic.twitter.com/OOGTGmsqQC— Alexa Philippou (@alexaphilippou) July 28, 2021
Kelsey Plum said she walked for the first time post-Achilles op this exact day last year.One year later, she's an Olympic gold medalist pic.twitter.com/OOGTGmsqQC
Plum and the rest of the U.S. 3×3 basketball squad — Allisha Gray, Stefanie Dolson, and Jackie Young — stopped by the latest episode of Tea with A & Phee to dish on their journey to gold and how that viral champagne celebration came to be.
“I have never seen that KP before, but I loved it,” Wilson says of her Aces teammate.
“It’s the new me,” Plum quips. “I was drinking it and Jenny, our media woman, was like, ‘Bring it.’ And was like, ‘Yeah let’s do it,’ so you know they would ask a question, sip.
“It got really bubbly up there.”
The celebration makes sense considering Plum says she felt like the team “went to war” during their gold-medal run.
“We had to play five straight games, two games a day. It’s like 90 percent humidity. We have scratches and bruises and everything, but it was well worth it,” Plum says.
You can hear more behind-the-scenes stories from the team’s Olympic journey on Tea with A & Phee.