The Complete List Of Representatives For Each NBA Team Competing In The Olympics

The Complete List Of Representatives For Each NBA Team Competing In The Olympics
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As Olympic play kicked off this past Sunday it is safe to say that a large majority of America is quite familiar with Team USA’s basketball roster. Of the three major American sports football and baseball have taken a back seat to basketball in the Olympics.

It should be an American’s patriotic duty to know most the make up of this team, a squad that has been compared to the Dream Team in ’92 a little too often now. So what about the other guys? There are plenty of other NBA Olympians competing for their respective countries as well, yet most are only aware of those that don red, white and blue. No worries though here my friends, Elite is here to help.

The following 37 NBA players are currently under contract for the 12-13 season and are on their respective country’s Olympic rosters:

Brooklyn Nets – Deron Williams (USA)

 

Chicago Bulls – Luol Deng (Great Britain)

 

Cleveland Cavaliers – Anderson Varejao (Brazil)

 

Denver Nuggets – Timofey Mozgov (Russia)

 

Los Angeles Clippers – Chris Paul (USA)

 

Los Angeles Lakers – Kobe Bryant (USA), Pau Gasol (Spain)

 

Memphis Grizzlies – Marc Gasol (Spain)

 

Miami Heat – LeBron James (USA)

 

Minnesota Timberwolves – Kevin Love (USA), Andrei Kirilenko (Russia), Alexey Shved (Russia)

 

New Orleans Hornets – Anthony Davis (USA), Al-Farouq Aminu (Nigeria)

 

New York Knicks – Carmelo Anthony (USA), Tyson Chandler (USA), Pablo Prigioni (Argentina)

 

Oklahoma City Thunder – Kevin Durant (USA), Russell Westbrook (USA), James Harden (USA), Serge Ibaka (Spain)

 

Philadelphia 76ers – Andre Iguodala (USA)

 

Phoenix Suns – Luis Scola (Argentina)

 

Portland Trail Blazers – Nicolas Batum (France), Victor Claver (Spain), Joel Freeland (Great Britain)

 

San Antonio Spurs – Tony Parker (France), Manu Ginobili (Argentina), Boris Diaw (France), Tiago Splitter (Brazil), Patty Mills (Australia), Nando De Colo (France)

 

Toronto Raptors – Jose Calderon (Spain), Jonas Valanciunas (Lithuania), Linas Klezia (Lithuania)

 

Washington Wizards – Nene (Brazil), Kevin Seraphin (France)

 

The following NBA teams have no representatives in London’s 2012 Olympic games:

Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Charlotte Bobcats, Dallas Mavericks, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks, Orlando Magic, Sacramento Kings, Utah Jazz

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