23-time gold medal winner Michael Phelps arrived in Arizona Wednesday morning to a small crowd of journalists and cameras, but he wasn’t feeling talkative. The 16-hour flight from Rio to Phoenix’s airport would put most in a mood so can you really blame him?

3TV’s Marc Liverman shot a few questions at the prolific swimmer, but was chided for his efforts.

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“What’s the first thing you’re going to do?” asked Liverman during the live broadcast.

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“I’m not answering any questions guys. If you could give me that space …” replied Phelps.

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“I appreciate you guys coming, but I just want to get my family home safe.” added Phelps escorting his fiancée Nicole Johnson and their baby Boomer.