Record 41 current NBA players to compete in 2012 Olympic Basketball tournament

NEW YORK – A record 41 NBA players will be featured on national team rosters for the basketball tournament at the 2012 Olympic Games, up from 28 in 2008.

The games will also showcase a record 18 former NBA players on team rosters bringing the total number of current and former players competing to 59.  This year’s rosters also represent the most-ever national teams with NBA representation, with 11 of the 12 teams having at least one current NBA player.

Twenty-one NBA teams have players represented on national team rosters with the San Antonio Spurs topping the list with six.  Oklahoma City Thunder has four, while the Minnesota Timberwolves, New York Knicks, Portland Trail Blazers, and Toronto Raptors each have three players competing.  Three NBA teams (Hornets, Lakers, and Wizards) have two players in the tournament.

Outside of the United States, France has the most NBA players on its roster with six, followed by Spain with five.  Brazil and Argentina both feature four NBA players on team rosters.

Click here for a complete list of NBA players on 2012 Olympic rosters (as of July 28, 2012).

Click here for a complete list of former NBA players on 2012 Olympic rosters.