As basketball fans wait for the 2014-15 NBA season to get here, there is some compelling competitive basketball being played. The competition kicks off on Saturday in Spain, with the host nation Spain and the United States as the heavy favorites to win.
In fact it is pretty much a two-horse race between the United States and Spain in the tournament, with long odds between them and any other team. The United States are not surprisingly the clear favorites with a team headlined by NBA stars like James Harden, Anthony Davis, Stephen Curry and Derrick Rose.
Spain has their share of NBA talent on their roster as well, notably Marc Gasol, Pau Gasol and Serge Ibaka.
The United States and Spain squared off in the gold medal game of the last two Olympics, with the United States getting the win in both games.
Puerto Rico: 300/1
Dominican Republic: 1,000/1
New Zealand: 1,000/1
South Korea: 2,500/1