Allyson Felix, Leryn Franco, Stephanie Rice, Maria Sharapova, Anna Kournikova, Alana Blanchard, Megan Fox, Jessica Biel, Olivia Munn, Brooklyn Decker and Irina Shayk all have one thing in common: none of them play basketball.
The sport of basketball has been around since the 1800s, but it took almost 80 years of blood, sweat and tears before women turned the sport into an international phenomenon. It isn't as popular in the United States as the NBA, but you should travel to Europe and check out some of the leagues in Turkey. They play for keeps.
In honor of the women that rarely get the level of appreciation they deserve, here is a list of the 45 hottest female basketball players from all over the world. Enjoy.