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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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16.

Anon    

Crushe? Must have been watching a different game then me

772 days ago
17.

sidithers    

Crushed??
Man the stupidity of TMZ employees never ceases to amaze

772 days ago
18.

Dibs    

You all look like freaking morons making hand singles. Just pose for a photo like normal people do... that goes for everyone. You think you look "cool" but you just look like idiots.

772 days ago
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No comment    

Clearly no one on the TMZ staff watched the game. USA could have lost if Mark Gasol wasn't in foul trouble the second half, and if Bron wouldn't have poke Pau in the eye. The squeaked by Spain. How many NBA players on the US team? How many on Spain's team?

772 days ago
20.

South Beach    

Whoever wrote this story apparently didn't watch the USA/Spain game. A 107/100 score, Spain leading at times in the game and the win in the last few minutes is a win, not a CRUSHING win.

Congrats Team USA and honestly TMZ, you suck more by the day.

771 days ago
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