This is awesome news for Lamar! Kobe has stated he wants to play and he no doubt will!
ESPN: LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Kobe Bryant joined six others from the reigning Olympic champions who are among 27 players on the U.S. national team roster.
The players chosen Wednesday will be candidates for this summer’s world championships and the 2012 Olympics in London.
Also returning from the team that ended the Americans’ eight-year gold medal drought in major competitions are: Chris Bosh, Chris Paul, Dwight Howard, Carmelo Anthony, Deron Williams and Carlos Boozer.
Los Angeles Lakers forward Lamar Odom, who played on the 2004 Olympic team, also was chosen Wednesday. The rest of the players are almost entirely young players.