5 Olympians Playing Overseas Who Are Better Than LA Lakers' 12th Man

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5 Olympians Playing Overseas Who Are Better Than LA Lakers' 12th Man
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The Olympics may be the showcase for the world's greatest athletes, but there's no secret to which sport steals the spotlight—basketball.

With international basketball comes foreign players who are relatively unknown to the common fan. Many of of them are better players than the Los Angeles Lakers' 12th man. 

Last season, the Lakers' 12th man was Christian Eyenga. The Lakers acquired Eyenga in the Ramon Sessions trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers. So far in his Laker career, Eyenga has played in only one game. That game was the last of the season, when coach Mike Brown rested his starters in preparation of the playoffs.

Eyenga started all five of the Lakers' summer league games but did very little to stand out. Eyenga, 23, is still young and has much room for improvement. But watching the Olympics, it's tough to argue that there aren't better options out there for the Lakers.

Here's a list of five players playing in the Olympics who are better than L.A. Lakers' current 12th Man: 

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