USA basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said that Bryant “remains in contention” for a Team USA spot for the Olympic Games.
Bryant has previously expressed his desire to play in the 2016 Olympics, saying it would “mean the world” to him to compete alongside the Team USA players.
Although Bryant has not participated in any of Team USA’s mandatory minicamps this year, Colangelo said Bryant is “entitled to an opportunity” to play with the team.
Bryant has been struggling his season, averaging 15.5 points, 3.4 assists, and 4.1 rebounds per game. The Lakers currently sit in last place in the Western Conference with a record of 2–14.
- Xandria James