The US is ranked number 1 in the International Basketball Federation, FIBA or 'Fédération Internationale de Basketball Amateur' in French. They are playing in Las Vegas. Kobe, James, Stoudemire, Anthony, among other superstars have been showing their stuff on the court as they stand in the quarter final round. If you plan to catch a game on ESPN2 or ESPN you can find the schedule.
There are many events and adventures attracting residents to Las Vegas. The jury's still out on the valley receiving its own pro basketball team...more news to come.