Written by: Charles Curtis, For The Win

It’s time to give some respect to Nigeria’s basketball team.

The roster that includes NBA players like Josh Okogie, Jahlil Okafor, Chimezie Metu, Precious Achiuwa and more has made some statements in Olympic exhibition contests, defeating Team USA 90-87, and then taking down a really good Argentina team.

It’s given the team’s official Twitter account a chance to dunk all over the critics and troll opponents, which makes @NigeriaBasket the official first social media star of the Olympics before the Games begin in Tokyo.

Let’s review some of the account’s best tweets and responses to some awful comments from ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, who made headlines for all the wrong reasons on Monday.

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