With the first day of the men's basketball portion of the 2012 London Olympics in the books, it is time to reflect on a day that was filled with few surprises in the win-loss column but plenty of surprises in terms of individual performances.
As expected, Team USA, Spain, Russia and Argentina took care of business, with Brazil and Nigeria squeaking out wins against their respective opponents, Australia and Tunisia.
On the international stage, individual performances are less in the spotlight, but on Sunday, there were several that stood out. Each team had someone who led the way—or in the case of the Americans, two—and those players deserve to be recognized for their contributions to their respective teams.
Without further ado, here is each country's Game 1 MVP.