The Lakers are represented internationally by center Robert Sacre, who is playing for Canada's national team through a series of exhibition games in Europe.
Canada didn't qualify for the World Cup but will play next summer in the FIBA Americas tournament.
Lakers point guard Steve Nash, while not playing, is the general manager of Canada's senior men's team, fielding a roster that includes Kelly Olynyk of the Boston Celtics, Cory Joseph of the San Antonio Spurs and Andrew Nicholson of the Orlando Magic.
On Friday, the Canadian team fell to Croatia, 69-64. Sacre scored 12 points with eight rebounds in almost 22 minutes. Philadelphia 76ers' draft pick Dario Saric (12th overall pick in June) led the Croatian team with 14 points.
Canadian basketball is on an upswing in the NBA. Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett were the top overall picks in the draft over the past two seasons. Fellow Canadian Nik Stauskas was selected eighth by the Sacramento Kings; Tyler Ennis was the No. 18 pick by the Phoenix Suns.
Last season, Sacre's second in the NBA, the 7-foot Laker averaged 5.4 points and 3.9 rebounds in 16.8 minutes a game.