When you think of France and basketball, Tony Parker is probably the first name that comes to mind.
As a six-time NBA All-Star, the San Antonio Spurs point guard has raised the profile of basketball in France, a country that adores its football and tennis.
He was named France's athlete of the year in 2003 by influential French sports newspaper L'Equipe, the only basketball player to ever win the award.
Joakim Noah is a dual U.S. and French citizen, and has represented France in international competition. The Chicago Bulls center checked on his father, former tennis pro Yannick Noah, after the Paris attacks in November.
Charlotte Hornets star Nicolas Batum has a sister who lived in an area affected by the Paris attacks. Here he is pictured right with footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic before a Paris Saint-Germain game in 2013.