With Argentina playing host to the FIBA Americas Championship starting on August 30, several of Argentina's gold medal team members, including San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili, committed to playing this summer in what will be the last opportunity to play together in front of their home country.
However, putting that team of Argentine icons together to play in front of their home country and qualify for what will be their last hurrah in next summer's Olympic games has hit a few snags, thanks to the NBA lockout.
Argentina's NBA representation of Ginobili, Luis Scola, Carlos Delfino and Andres Nocioni will have to be insured before they put themselves at risk of injury.
With NBA players on several international teams, many teams are scrambling to get their players insurance before they start training later this month.
Tiago Splitter is the only Spur that is currently insured and Tony Parker has already stated he will not play for France unless he is insured.
For Argentina, they now only have 15 days to resolve the issue before they begin training, but Argentina Basketball Federation president German Vaccaro remains optimistic that all players will be joining the team in Mar Del Plata.