Not sure about basketball, but in Olympic football, each team is allowed 3 over 23 year olds in their squad. Basketball may be different though
NBA players first Olympics was the 1992 Summer Games in Barcelona and NHL players first Olympics was the 1998 Winter Games in Nagano.
Because they were allowed to
There are 15 players allowed active on a basketball team, 5 start, and others come off the bench
The NBA is not an Olympic sport. Basketball is the sport but NBA players were allowed to play starting at the 1992. Prior to that NBA professional players were banned from competing and only amateurs could play in the Olympics.
Yes they can. The U.S. Olympic basketball team is made up of professional basketball players. Kobe Bryant to name just one.
Professional basketball players "work" in there training camps. Which are located separately from the location of the arena they play basketball in.
7 players are allowed on a high school basketball team
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Everyone can play basketball if you have the dedication. Professional women players play in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) while professional men players play in the National Basketball Association.