Team USA has at least one player interested in joining their efforts to repeat as Olympic gold medal champions. Kobe Bryant told Mike Krzyzewski that he is willing to play for the team once again in the 2012 Olympics which will be held in London.
“You guys want me there, I am there and I’m ready to defend,” Bryant said. “And then when you guys need me to put some points on the board I’ll do that, too.”
Bryant made these comments while he was on Krzyzewski’s satellite radio program on Tuesday.
Jerry Colangelo can sleep a little bit easier now after his gaffe this summer in preparation for the world championships stating that players who did not participate in the worlds may not receive an invite to the Olympic team. He now has at least one member of the Redeem Team returning to Team USA.
The Olympics are still quite some time off but one has to wonder who from this summer’s gold medal team, other than Kevin Durant, might be invited to camp if more Redeemers offer to play for Team USA as Bryant has done? Whatever transpires, this is certainly a step in the right direction on the path for the United States to defend their gold medal.