Kobe Bryant named to the Olympic Team

I almost didn’t post this, because it’s been assumed for so long. But the official announcement came down today. Here’s a link to the roster:

Here’s what Kobe said last week about his role on the Olympic team:

“I don’t have as many responsibilities (on the Olympic team). There’s still a leadership component, but in terms of basketball execution, my role is to defend and if they need to get points, I can do that too. But I don’t have to do as much work because the USA obviously has a deep team.”