Olympic Basketball 2012: The Top 10 International Players in the Summer Games

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Olympic Basketball 2012: The Top 10 International Players in the Summer Games
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Although Team USA is routinely expected to field the most complete Olympic basketball roster, the game continues to blossom overseas. We'll witness some of the world's most gifted players during competition in London, as NBA stars from near and far trade in their pro jerseys for the uniforms of their homeland. 

You're aware of who will be paving the way for the red, white and blue (LeBron, Kobe, Melo, etc.) but you would be wise to know the road to gold won't be easy. Foreign standouts present mighty obstacles along the way, as NBA teammates become heated rivals with national pride at stake. 

From Spain's mighty frontcourt, to France's powerhouse point guard, the international hoops scene is teeming with talent. Let's take a look at the top 10 players among the 12-team Olympic basketball field who could lead their country to a giant upset by securing Summer Games gold. 

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