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Michael Phelps joins Arizona State's 'Curtain of Distraction'

Olympic great Michael Phelps, who is training at Arizona State University this year, helped the school's basketball team Thursday by joining its 'Curtain of Distraction' while an opposing player attempted free throws.

Olympic great helps induce 2 missed foul shots

Wearing a tiny swim suit and numerous Olympic gold medals around his neck, American swimmer Michael Phelps created quite the distraction as Oregon State’s Stephen Thompson Jr. missed two foul shots during an NCAA basketball game on Thursday evening. 0:51

Wearing a tiny swim suit and flashing his abs, Michael Phelps created quite the distraction.

The Olympic great, who is training at Arizona State University this year, helped the school's basketball team Thursday.

Phelps appeared from behind the ASU student section's "Curtain of Distraction," standing between two shirtless students with 13:47 left to play.

With gold medals around his neck and a yellow swim cap on his head, and little else, Phelps stripped and danced as Oregon State's Stephen Thompson Jr. missed two foul shots. The moment drew the loudest cheers from the crowd at Wells Fargo Arena.

Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley says Phelps "made a major contribution to the game." Phelps lives in suburban Phoenix and plans to become a volunteer assistant coach at ASU after the Rio Olympics.

Arizona State won the game 86-68.

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