Kobe Bryant an Olympian again?

Kobe Bryant has a chance to be a member of the 2016 U.S. Olympic team, even though he is not attending Team USA’s minicamp this week, USA Basketball Executive Director Jerry Colangelo told SheridanHoops Tuesday. “If he had a great year, it would be a great story for him to try to close out his career by winning a gold medal,” Colangelo said.

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But Rondo brushes off all instances of speculation, whether it’s his future or that of his current coach George Karl. The Kings are 21-29, yet only 3 1/2 games out of a final playoff spot in the Western Conference, and Rondo’s focus is on a possible playoff push. “I’m just trying to win as many wins as possible,” he said. “The Kings haven’t won over 30 games in five or six years, so we definitely want to reach that goal and hopefully try to get into this playoffs. You just gotta focus on taking it one game at a time and getting as many wins as possible.”
Rondo was asked if his impending 30th birthday triggered any sort of mid-NBA-life crisis. “No, I feel great,” Rondo said. “People seem like 30 is such an old age. I still feel good, I feel young, I feel athletic at times, I still feel fast. I don’t think I’m slowing up. I’m coming back off the ACL three years ago and I was able to play up before training camp this year, for the first time in a couple years, and I feel good. My body feels great. Lifting, yoga, whatever it takes to take care of my body.”

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