The U.S. men's basketball team enters London as the prohibitive favorite (once again) for Olympic gold, but the talent gap has closed considerably.
More countries are fielding competitive rosters than ever before, as the NBA continues to broaden its horizons and become a truly global game.
Accordingly, more and more NBA players find themselves on foreign squads, eager to beat the guys they play nightly in the States. And as we saw against Brazil, there are also a few hidden gems out there whom the NBA has never seen but who are still capable of playing at an Olympic level.
Here are the five players in the field who can give Team USA the biggest fits.