Although European, Chinese and South American leagues have become increasingly competitive, the NBA remains the gold standard for professional hoops.
There are 37 current NBA players participating in this summer's games hoping to win something even greater than an NBA championship—an Olympic medal.
For your Olympic viewing convenience, we ranked every current NBA player competing in London and previewed their tournament expectations.
Where are the Spanish stars ranked? How many of the top 10 are American?
Find out here as we get you primed to enjoy as the NBA's finest players represent their countries.
Note: Former NBA players such as Andrei Kirilenko, Ike Diogu and Rudy Fernandez are not included. Only current NBA players are ranked.