Kobe Bryant announced he will not play in the upcoming 2016 Olympics in Rio.
Bryant played for Team USA during both the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, helping the U.S. win a gold medal each time.
Kobe Bryant will not pursue a spot on the 2016 Olympics team. "I think it's the young guys' turn to go. ... I've had my moment."— Jody Genessy (@DJJazzyJody) January 16, 2016
Kobe Bryant: "I think it will be pretty sweet to play my last game in a Lakers uniform."— Jody Genessy (@DJJazzyJody) January 17, 2016
Bryant has struggled for much of his final season with the Lakers. He is averaging 17 points, 3.4 assists and 4.2 rebounds per game, all below his career averages.