By Lauren Brill

The Global Top 10 is your weekly guide to NBA global news. In this week's edition find out who is making a postseason appearance, who grabbed their fourth double-double and which soccer star blogged about the NBA postseason.



Who's in the NBA Playoffs

All season long we've kept you informed on which international players broke a record, had a game-high or drained a buzzer beater. In reality, all the fantastic plays that have been made and the career milestones that have been reached mean as much as any singer belting out a perfectly pitched tune in Hollywood week of American Idol. It is important to impress the judges during the singers' hell week but if they don't make the cut for the Top 24, the high notes they hit and the songs they nailed mean next to nothing. While players on 14 NBA teams clean out their lockers and the go their separate ways for the offseason, 16 teams move on to the postseason to pursue an NBA title. This year many of the global stars who've headlined the Global Top 10 week after week, will have their chance to be a champion. International players who are now enjoying the fruits of their regular season labor include Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Steve Nash, Pau Gasol, Dirk Nowitzki, Peja Stojakovic, Hedo Turkoglu, Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Al Horford, Jose Calderon, Andrei Kirilenko, Leandro Barbosa, Raja Bell, Boris Diaw, Gordan Giricek, Luis Scola, Andrea Bargnani, Anderson Varejao, Samuel Dalembert, Dikembe Mutombo, Carlos Arroyo and more. Now as NBA fanatics, we must watch the festivities to discover which Global Stars shine the brightest on the big stage.

Photo: Which global stars will be chasing a title?