This is pretty awesome stuff! Go Team USA! Go Kobe!

LakersBlog: Kobe Bryant and the other members of USA Basketball team arrived in Las Vegas today to begin gellin’ as a team at a two-day mini-camp.

The camp is the start of the team’s training for the upcoming Beijing Olympics. They will convene at Cox Pavilion at UNLV.

The USA Team will resume its training in Las Vegas on July 21 and will train daily for four days, capping the session with the USA Basketball Challenge on July 25 against the Canadian National Team at Thomas & Mack Center.

The weekend minicamp, along with the later camp, will be profiled in a five-art documentary series called “Road To Redemption.” The series will debut with a special one-hour episode that will air July 2 on ESPN2.

Road To Redemption presented by NIKE
Episode Date Time Network Length
One 7/02/08 7:00 PM ET ESPN2 1 Hour
Two 7/21/08 7:30 PM ET ESPN2 30 mins
Three 7/31/08 7:30 PM ET ESPN2 30 mins
Four 8/05/08 7:00 PM ET ESPN2 30 mins
Five 8/05/08 7:30 PM ET ESPN2 30 mins

  • priceless1

    great! ill be there the 25th!

  • Whatsa

    Dude I hope the Olympics are very entertaining.. I want to see Team USA take the gold that they deserve.

  • SiKWiDIt

    This USA basketball team will be unstopable. Think about it, Kobe, LeBron, Amare and other NBA superstars in one team. I know that we have many contendors such as spain and italy, but i think we got it.

  • Matt

    Sikwidit, I think you are forgetting one team. Argentina. Be aware.

  • Tung

    Matt, I think you are forgetting one thing. Ginobili’s ankle.

  • TLN

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    amare is not playing this summer..

  • lakerferlife7

    with this team argentina,brazil,spain, and everybody else aint gnna do s hit

  • as1084

    guess who lives in vegas??!! I DO!! and i am going attend as many events as they let me!! im definently going to attend the USA-Canada game july 25th! its going to be sweet to see kobe ballin! GO USA!! GO Kobe!

  • Kobeisabeast

    I cant wait to see Team USA take the gold! GO Kobe

  • http://- Kobefan11

    Where and when will the State Farm Challenge take place?

  • Pacman

    Team USA has done a pretty good job of putting a program wherein players have adequate time to gel and to grow as one cohesive unit. Eight years is almost forever in the basketball world and for team USA,and I expect Kobe and Co. to settle for nothing but the top of the world. Speculations and predictions have been made but the best is yet to come.

  • jery

    where can i buy the tickets..
    i live in the netherlands and i’m going to U.S for vacation.
    i want to watch the game.. so where can i buy the tickets?

  • gabepizza

    Sikwidit, Italy, last Olympics’ silver medal winners, (US won bronze) didn’t even make the 12 team Olympic qualifier event for the final three spots!!

  • lakerschamps08

    welll last time they did not have kobe, a good lebron and no dhoward…. soooo this year i think we kill all except argentina but we we them on a kobe buzzer beater.. that would be great…. go USA and KOBE