NBA stars for the Argentina Basketball Team

Basketball defending champion Argentina is not taking preparations and its defense for the basketball Olympic gold lightly. Coach Sergio Hernandez announced Thursday that they will be fielding 4 Argentinian NBA players for the National team to compete with the world's best of the best in basketball.

First and most famous of the four is Manu Ginobili. Followed by other Argentinians who have followed him to the NBA namely Fabricio Oberto, Luis Scola and Andres Nocioni. The rest of the Argentinian men's basketball team will be composed of the country's best of course. Pablo Prigioni, Antonio Porta, Nicolas Gianella, Carlos Delfino, Federico Kammerichs, and Leonardo Gutierrez will fill out their top 10 list for the team.

Coach Hernandez further reveals that the list is not final and they will still make the necessary assessment for the final 12 to make the trip to Beijing this August. Their practice starts July 4th which is just a little over a month till the 2008 Olympics competition begins.


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