Tony Parker – France and San Antonio Spurs
Tony Parker was talking a lot about one achievement that he was still missing before the EuroBasket in Lithuania. The NBA All-Star and champion had never played at the Olympics. The lightning-quick guard was as motivated as ever and tore apart France's opponents in the first round. Behind his dominant scoring and play-making France went all the way to the Final where they had to accept Spain's supremacy. So TP not only secured a direct berth at the 2012 Olympics, but also finally captured a silver medal, France's best result at a EuroBasket since 1949.