This photo of kids from Rio trying to earn a sneak peak into Team USA practice surfaced Friday morning. Smart kids! But we didn’t realize just how smart they were.
Brazilian kids sneaking a peek at Team USA's closed session through a tiny hole in the door at Flamengo's practice pic.twitter.com/LSsberJYML— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) August 5, 2016
The kids weren’t just watching practice through a crack in the wall. No, they were hunting for autographs, as we learned when the other side of the wall surfaced in a Team USA Vine.
They even had a Melo jersey for Carmelo Anthony to sign. These kids came prepared, and they executed a plan. Just like the people who went fishing for Stephen Curry autographs or beat Chris Sale at rock-paper-scissors for a signature, this is the type of ingenuity you need for autograph hunting.