Through an examination of players from a defined area of Los Angeles, there is evidence to suggest South Los Angeles would still come out on top in London.
One can probably assume that most international basketball fans enjoy watching the United States men’s basketball team in the Olympics.
Perhaps some of those fans feel the U.S. has an unfair advantage, even if our team hasn't broken any rules.
But if they look real close, they will find that even some small sections of the country could produce a team that would still capture the gold medal.
The defined border of this region or pool of eligible players must have attended high school south of Interstate 10 and west of both Interstate 5 and 605.
This means several players, like free agent Baron Davis of Crossroads High in Santa Monica and Toronto Raptors forward Landry Fields of Los Alamitos, aren't eligible even though they are literally walking distance outside of the borders of the defined area.
A few other notables who would not qualify by just a few miles include Derrick Williams of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Craig Smith, who played with Portland last season.
Then there are a few players eligible for this team but miss the cut. They include free agent Jason Kapono and Josh Childress.
Now let’s see who made the South Los Angeles national team.