Bryant, Odom on Team USA’s Initial Roster

blog_100210bryantodom_teamusaLakers Kobe Bryant and Lamar Odom have been named to USA Basketball’s initial 27-man roster that will compete in various events between 2010-2012 leading up to the 2012 London Olympic games.

Bryant joins eight other returning members of the 2008 team that captured gold in Beijing.

“This is another important step in the reassembling of the USA National Team for the next three years of competitions that will include the FIBA World Championship in 2010, and if we qualify, the 2012 Olympics in London. Unlike 2006-08 when we were first starting the program, this time we have the benefit of including players who were members of the last national team, while also incorporating players who were involved in our pipeline the last couple of summers,” said Jerry Colangelo, who also served as Managing Director of the 2006-08 USA National Team.

Odom is no stranger to international competition as he was a member of the 2004 team that played in Greece.

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