Kobe Bryant Says He Wants Another Gold Medal

August 10, 2011

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By JasmineHughes

While decisions are still in the air about whether or not he’ll be playing overseas during the NBA lockout, Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant has made a decision regarding the 2012 Olympics.

He apparently has told people he wants a shot at winning a second gold medal after leading  Team USA to the Olympic championship in 2008.

However, at this point in time there are some obvious hurdles with that goal. It’s quite possible that the NBA lockout could still be in effect next summer, which could put a damper on the NBA roster. Bryant, 34, wants in for sure, and apparently so does Oklahoma Thunder star Kevin Durant. But players like Miami Heat’s Big Three of LeBron James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh may not want to play if the labor dispute isn’t resolved.

USA Basketball head Jerry Colangelo, however, believes he can still fill out the 15-man roster with players from the 2008 gold team and the 2010 world championship team.

Colangelo said to NBA.com, “We’re moving ahead. We’re fielding a team. The only question is who’s going to be on it. We have to submit a roster to FIBA by next June…. we’re going to have a great response to participation in 2012 from our players. We have the depth of players, looking at the Olympic roster and the world championship roster, to field a team.”

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