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Kobe Bryant will not play at 2016 Olympics

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LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant has hinted that he is not interested in representing the United States at basketball in the 2016 Olympic games.

The 35-year-old, who won gold medals with the US at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic games in Beijing and London respectively, jokingly added that he would rather go to Rio de Janeiro in two years' time to watch his teammate Pau Gasol win another silver medal.

"I’ll go and spectate,” Kobe told reporters when asked whether he would play at the 2016 Olympics. “I think I’d rather watch Pau (Gasol) win another silver (medal)."

Gansol's Spain were beaten in the finals of 2008 and 2012 by Kobe's USA - and 35-year-old Bryant will have turned 38 by the time the next Olympic games come around.

The NBA legend is currently recovering from a fractured tibia, which he suffered just weeks after recovering from an Achilles tear.

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