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Kobe Bryant: Coach K “Probably Won’t Want To Play Me” In 2016

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After Kobe Bryant heard about Tom Thibodeau wanting to recruit him back for a third stint with Team USA for the 2016 Olympics, the superstar guard let it be known that he had no intention of returning for another shot at a gold medal.

On Wednesday night, Bryant attended the matchup between the Miami Hurricanes and Duke Blue Devils while the Los Angeles Lakers were in Florida to face the Miami Heat the following day. Apparently, Bryant caught up with Duke and Team USA head coach Mike Krzyzewski and told Coach K the following about the 2016 Olympic Games according to Sean Deveney of Sporting News:

With Team USA already having a stacked roster filled with superstar talent like LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Chris Paul, Stephen Curry, Carmelo Anthony and James Harden, Bryant really doesn’t need to return in order to secure gold in 2016.

Not only is the roster already stacked and by far the most talented entering the games in 2016, but Bryant will be nearing 38-years-old with two more seasons in the NBA added to his resume by that time.

Although it wouldn’t surprise many that Bryant would change his mind about playing in the Olympics in two years time, it’s safe to assume that he’s officially done and may be done with basketball altogether by the time Summer 2016 rolls around.
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  • China Man Chang

    Maybe he can play in China in 2016,my peeple we wants te see ham ploy bisquitball or maybe samthong like a All Stars game in China in 2016?Kobe he is the greatest player in world.China love him very mutch.Kept on play never stop.

    • KokongBans

      English please.

      • smugbill

        now let’s respond to him in his language.

        • http://twitter.com/#!/tomkelley Tom

          KokongBans是一個傢伙,常是很容易理解的。

  • http://www.rodericksilva.com Roderick Silva

    Become an assist coach for Coach K and the USA team. Then go coach the Lakers.

  • Jay Brodes

    i have a feeling if coach k convinces him he will play this summer if healthy to get in shape for the season. just a hunch..we shall see. would love to see a kb ix flyknit mid in usa mark up with 10 on heel!

  • TheTruthKills

    He’d be better off as an assistant coach on that team.

    • TheLieLives

      How about no!?

      • TheTruthKills

        How about yes. In 2 years he’ll be retired from the game.

  • disqus_aCzvNuGEo8

    lol, swaggy P has mocked about Xavier so funny…

    • LeBronJims

      Who cares idiot!? Heat champs!

      • Lebowitz

        Why the fuck are you here bandwagonner?

      • disqus_aCzvNuGEo8

        I feel sorry for you cause you have to be huge retard. Don’t worry bro, it ll be ok, oh wait, no it won’t…idiot ;)

      • Derek J. Toohey

        labron is garbage bro …. he needs a super stacked to team to win … kobe had one great with a bunch of good players. kobe WON his rings labron BOUGHT his, the only person on the heat that has a ring with out paying off the reffs is wade

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