Well, this was inevitable…
L.A. Times: This just in: Kobe Bryant makes U.S. Olympic team!
In a foregone conclusion announced today, Bryant was officially named to the U.S. men’s basketball team along with fellow foregone conclusions LeBron James, Jason Kidd, Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, Michael Redd and Dwight Howard.
Also named to the team, but not locks beforehand, were Chris Bosh, Carlos Boozer, Tayshaun Prince and Deron Williams.
Of the 12 players, all but Paul, Wade, Bosh and Boozer were on the 2007 U.S. team that rolled through the qualifying round in the Tournament of the Americas in Las Vegas.