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Nas

Gold Medal Game Tix Were

Gift from 'Melo and 'Bron

8/13/2012 3:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Nas wasn't planning on being in the stands when Team USA played for the gold medal in basketball ... he wasn't planning on partying with the guys after the game either ... until Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James talked him into it ... and gave him free courtside tickets.

It's good to have rich friends.

Here's the story -- Nas had been in London to headline a concert and was 6 hours from getting on his return flight back to the States ... when he got a call from his pal Carmelo Anthony.

Nas' rep told us ... the rapper has been friends with 'Melo and 'Bron for a while, and the two made it clear they REALLY wanted Nas to attend the game ... and offered to get him some pretty sick seats if he was down to change his flight.

Nas' rep tells us ... the rapper didn't have to think twice before taking the guys up on their offer ... changing his ticket immediately and extending his hotel room stay because "He didn't want to miss history."

Of course, Team USA CRUSHED Spain in the finals ... and the rapper joined the champions in the gold medal after-party.

Nas' rep tells us, "He's very thankful that Carmelo and LeBron looked out for him ... It was a moment that he will always remember."

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1.

o rly    

This is such a non-story.

738 days ago
2.

Bob    

"Crushed"? Really?

738 days ago
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John Basedow    

Yeah, Team USA CRUSHED Spain by 7 points. You guys at tmz really know your sports, eh?

738 days ago
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tat2stars    

Crushed? 100-107 is not a crushing...

738 days ago
5.

Erik    

I don't think winning by 7, after leading by 1 going into the 3rd quarter qualifies as "CRUSHED SPAIN".

738 days ago
6.

sidithers    

Whats with the stupid looking finger thing these days
Its looks silly

738 days ago
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Majestik    

Of course they one Gold, the whole team is filled with "PROFESSIONAL" athletes, not Amateurs. It's as bad as Hockey and I'm Canadian and a Hockey fan. Olympics should be an "AMATEUR" sport, NOT professionals. The freakin Ice skating still won't allow professionals in, glad somewhere in this there is some integrity.

738 days ago
8.

LDB    

Since TMZ has the nerve to keep talking sh*t, I want to see them beat the Spain basketball team themselves

738 days ago
9.

LDB    

Is that Kobe ugly ass in the middle?

738 days ago
10.

Boing!    

The elite NBA barely won against Spain. Isn't that odd???? If they had NFL in the Olympics they would have to bring body bags.

738 days ago
11.

Toilethead    

There's not a single IQ point in the picture.

738 days ago
12.

ANS84    

Crushed? Did y'all even watch the game? I mean, I'm glad we won, but USA didn't even pull away until the 4th quarter....and it was a 7-point victory.

738 days ago
13.

Rich     

HUH???? and.....? Big deal....

738 days ago
14.

Rich     

Seven points is a "squeaker" not a "crush".

738 days ago
15.

nORRis8    

Whats wrong with their fingers?

738 days ago
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