The NBA Playoffs are in full swing. Many of the players leading their teams on title runs this spring are also strong candidates to make the U.S. national team for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
With a lockout looming (and one that probably won't be short), it's not out of the question to say that the next time Lebron James or Kobe Byrant could play a meaningful basketball game after this NBA season is next summer in England.
Several members from the 2008 "Redeem Team" and the 2010 World Championships have already expressed interest in returning to the national team. The red, white and blue will be the favorites, no matter who makes the final roster cut.