Considered the second most popular sport, it is practiced all over the country. There are several regional tournaments, all-time rivalsalways confronting. The teams of every city dream of reaching a place in the National Basketball league, which constitutes the most competitive tournament in South America.
Argentina was theworld champion in Buenos Aires 1950, the runner-up in Indianapolis 2002, and the champion of the Olympic games that took place in Atenas in 2004.
The best Argentine player of all times is Emanuel Ginóbili, the discovery player and absolute figure in Indianapolis; from that moment on, he became internationally known. He plays for San Antonio Spurs, where he has won two NBA championships.