By Eurohoops team/ email@example.com
The idea of Kobe Bryant finishing his international career in Rio with Team USA was interesting, but after all it will never be a reality.
Both Kobe Bryant and USA Basketball originally left the door open for the Black Mamba to suit up in red, white and blue for the 2016 Summer Olympics, but as the player announced Saturday he has changed his mind.
“I think it’s the young guys’ turn to go and play and perform,” Bryant said, per Mike Trudell of Lakers.com. Bryant also told reporters he’d prefer to “support the players from afar”.