The article analyzes the migration processes of highly qualified basketball players over the period from 1988 to 2016 as one of the main factors of globalization influence on high performance sport. The characteristic features of basketball development in conditions of globalization of high performance sport are shown through the example of migration of highly qualified basketball players. The quantitative and qualitative indicators of participation of foreign and migrated players in the Olympic basketball tournaments are determined and analyzed. The paper also summarizes the components of migration of basketball players divided into three groups (1-4, 5-8, 9-12th places) depending on the position of the national basketball teams in the tournament tables of the Olympic Games for the period from 1988 to 2016. The stable dynamics is revealed in the increase in quantitative and qualitative indicators of sports migration of highly qualified basketball players. The importance of the influence of globalization on high performance sport is proved.