With the NBA's global popularity increasing year by year, the league isn't far away from seeing regular-season games head to international cities.
David Stern has already floated the idea of creating a basketball World Cup in conjunction with FIBA, thus removing the league's stars from the Summer Olympics in a bid to enhance the reputation and prominence of basketball on the world stage.
Whether or not that idea ever comes to fruition, it's unquestionable that the league office is looking at how to best market and promote the NBA internationally.
In 1992, the NBA (and basketball in general) took a quantum leap forward when the Dream Team lit up the entire sporting world with its dazzling performance at the Summer Olympics in Barcelona.
The huge influx of international talent into the NBA in the aftermath of that ground-breaking summer not only raised the quality of play in the NBA, but took its international popularity to a new level.
Sending some regular-season games to other major international cities could potentially yield the same result.
So which cities would be the best places to host regular-season games?
Here's a look at eight prime candidates.