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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November 28, 2015 | 6:31 pm EST Update
James’ response to Love’s benching was crucial. After all, at shootaround Friday Love said, “In a lot of ways before you can lead a game, you’ve got to learn to follow. If there’s going to be anyone in the league you’re going to do that with it’s going to be LeBron.” James was diplomatic. He credited Love for how he played when he was in there. He credited Blatt for having a “good feel for the game” in his substitution patterns. And he credited the Cavs’ fourth-quarter lineup that had him paired with J.R. Smith, Matthew Dellavedova, Tristan Thompson and Richard Jefferson for virtually the entire period for finishing the job.
J.J. Redick, the Clippers’ starting shooting guard, recently missed three games with back spasms. It brought back memories of his first season with the Clippers when he missed more than half of the 2013-14 campaign with a bulging disk. It’s something Redick is going to have to live with the rest of his career, and he knows it. “It’s something I’ve had to be cognizant about since I was a rookie,” Redick said at the morning shootaround ahead of Friday’s game with the New Orleans Pelicans at Staples Center. “I have a degenerative disk. It’s not a secret. It’s been degenerative since I was probably 12 or 13 years old. “My first MRI was at the combine before my rookie year. It’s there. It’s kind of like Steve Nash. He had three herniated disks his last seven years of playing. It’s just varying degrees of how well you maintain it, how you keep it.”
There is growing chatter from a fan base upset with the team’s start, but Scott said he blocks it out. “The one thing I’ve always said, and a great old coach told me this a long time ago, when you start listening to the fans, you’ll be sitting with them next,” Scott said. “I don’t pay a whole lot of attention to fans because fans are fans. Fans aren’t at practice every day. They don’t know the preparation. They don’t know what goes into it. They just see the end product, so they have no idea. And they all have their opinions, but I don’t put a lot of stock into it.
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November 28, 2015 | 4:31 pm EST Update
Although the Kings lost on Friday night to the Minnesota Timberwolves at Sleep Train Arena. Rajon Rondo accomplished a feat no Sacramento player had reached since March of 1991. Dishing out 16 assists and committing zero turnovers on Friday night marks the first time a Kings player has achieved those stats since former Kings guard and current UC Davis head coach Jim Les recorded 17 assists and zero turnovers on March 2, 1991.

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