5. Kevin DURANT (USA)
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USA – World champions reflect on Turkey triumph

GENEVA  (2010 FIBA World Championship/2012 London Olympics) – The 2010-2011 NBA season is reaching its halfway point and among the players who have stood out over the first three months are a number of familiar faces to the many millions who followed the action at last summer’s FIBA World Championship in Turkey.

Kevin Durant, Derrick Rose, Eric Gordon, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Love along with the rest of the Americans benefited greatly from their memorable experience in Istanbul and have taken that momentum home with them, all stepping up their play for their respective teams.

NBA.com went behind the scenes and chronicled Team USA’s journey that culminated in glory in Istanbul last September, ending their nation’s 16-year wait to be crowned world champions once again.