From Europe to Japan, some photos of NBA teams' international travels
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With the China Games set to tip off, NBA.com takes a look back at the league's own globe-trotters. From Michael Jordan and the Bulls in Europe for the McDonald's Open to Pau Gasol traveling back to his native Spain, here's a closer look at some overseas journeys taken by NBA teams.

In the 1990 McDonald's Open, the Denver Nuggets traveled to Barcelona to take on some international competition.
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Much to the delight of fans in Tokyo, John Stockton and Kevin Johnson went head-to-head in the 1990 Japan Games.
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In the 1997 McDonald's Open, Michael Jordan and the Bulls took on PSG Racing in Paris.
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MJ and company also took on Greek squad Olympiakos in the 1997 McDonald's Open.
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During the 2003 Europe Games, Tony Parker brought the Larry O'Brien trophy (as well as his coach and a certain seven-footer) back to his native Paris.
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Mike Miller and the Grizzlies squared off against F.C. Barcelona in Spain during the 2003 Europe Games.
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Spaniard Pau Gasol chats with Ahmad Rashad while at home in Barcelona.
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The Clippers' Elton Brand goes sightseeing while in Tokyo for the 2003 Japan Games.
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