Although Kobe Bryant announced his retirement on Sunday, April 13, 2016 may not be the last game for the beloved Black Mamba. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, Jerry Colangelo states that Bryant is “still in contention” to make the 2016 Olympic Basketball team.
USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo tells https://t.co/EXInXOMads that Kobe Bryant remains in contention for Team USA spot for Rio 2016
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) November 30, 2015
Since the Lakers are showing no signs of playoff contention this year, who wouldn’t want to see Kobe Bryant make one last run towards an Olympic Gold Medal? Of course nothing is final, however, Bryant did express his interest of being a part of the Olympic roster. Although Kobe will probably not start for the Olympic team, he will definitely be a huge asset and contribute to the team. Even from his recent games, Kobe showed the ability to keep up with the younger NBA players. The Olympic roster could use the competitive hunger we all love from Bryant.
Again this is all speculation, however, it would be epic to see Kobe Bryant with another Gold medal.