Argentina Olympic Basketball Team: 4 Players to Watch in 2012 Games

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Argentina Olympic Basketball Team: 4 Players to Watch in 2012 Games
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Outside of Team USA, the Argentina Olympic team has perhaps the proudest background on the international basketball stage.

The country may be soccer crazed, but they've been more than successful on the court.

Argentina won an Olympic gold in 2004, have a FIBA World Championship title to their credit and currently sit as the third ranked team in the world.

This is thanks to a mix of NBA mainstays—Manu Ginobili, Luis Scola and Carlos Delfino—and a group of experienced veterans who play with one another like a well-oiled machine. 

Argentina is in Group A this Olympics, along with the favored U.S. team. However, Argentina already played Team USA close in a tune-up game last month, with the U.S. scraping by with a six-point win.

The South American giant may not have the star power of their competitors from the North, but they will be in the thick of medal contention in London.

So, let's take a look at the four players that will determine whether Argentina will find itself on the podium at the end of the games.

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