In a sport dominated by American-born players, it is becoming more and more common for an extremely talented player to be from across the pond.
Within the past 20 years, international players have come to the league, and changed the normal style of play.
Big men from Europe have come over with the ability to shoot a solid mid-range jumper. Countries like Canada, and countries like France have developed some of the quickest guards the league has seen in years.
Even the majority of the best defensive big men are from outside the United States.
So what's going on? Are there basketball-breeding factories popping up around the world? Are soccer players somehow naturally good at basketball?
Maybe not, but the best soccer countries in the world coincidentally also produce fantastic basketball players.
They're getting so popular you know each one of my top 10 pick's games, styles, teams, etc.
So without anymore rambling, check them out.