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Michael Phelps literally can't even with Ryan Lochte

An E! crew caught up with Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps on his way out of an Arizona Starbucks and asked him what it's like being the most decorated Olympic athlete ever .. where he plans to store his 23 gold medals .. how his baby, Boomer, and girlfriend Nicole Johnson, are doing whether he had talked to Ryan Lochte, whose drunken antics in Rio devolved into an embarrassing international incident. See Phelps' response below.

UPDATE: Matt Lauer's interview with Ryan Lochte starts airing tonight

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Phelps' interaction (calling it an interview seems like a stretch) with the camera crew lasted 17 seconds, but that was long enough to communicate his take on Loch Mess or Lochtegate, as Twitter has come to call the nonsense from Rio:

Over. It.

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