Players like LeBron James and Blake Griffin have yet to play overseas, but with the lockout not ending anytime soon, the prospect of them doing so becomes more and more likely or at least that they will consider the idea.
For players like these, playing overseas would be a chance to make some extra money and market themselves outside the borders of the United States, while playing the game they love.
For the fans however, it is an opportunity for them to see their favorite players compete against each other and fulfill the craving they've been having for basketball.
With negotiations currently at a standstill, the fans are realizing that their may unfortunately be no season next year.
While that is tough to swallow for the fans, players and owners, the prospect of their favorite players competing against each other overseas sounds like a fair substitute.
Although, it may not be the same as watching an NBA season, it is the next best thing to cure the basketball Jones for so many fans, who will undoubtedly feel a void with the NBA on hiatus, next year.