Kobe Bryant admits he wants to play in 2016 USA Olympic team - NBA/NFL round-up

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Bryant's Olympics

It’s fairly rare that a global sports superstar backtracks on his word, so take note if you’re at all interested in the NBA.

LA Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant has hinted that he would like to be included in the USA’s squad for the 2016 Olympics in Rio, despite the fact he’s said in the past that he had no interest in participating.

"It would mean the world to me to be around those guys,” Bryant said.

”I think to be able to have a chance to continue the relationship that I already have with most of those guys, talking and just kind of being around each other and understanding that this is it, it’s just us being together, that would be fun.”

Maybe Bryant’s recent battle with the inevitable toll of his advancing age is speaking up from inside of him - regardless, it would certainly make fans happy if he was there.

Here's a look at Team USA the last time they featured in the Olympics (London 2012):

East and West Players of the Week

Meanwhile, the Eastern and Western Conferences’ Players of the Week have been named and it’s good news for the Detroit Pistons and the Houston Rockets.

James Harden of the Rockets and Andre Drummond of the Pistons won their respective categories for the games played between November 2 and November 8.

Welker signs Rams deal

Across to the NFL, and Wes Welker has signed a one-year contract with the St. Louis Rams.

According to Media Insider Ian Rapoport, the former Patriots wideout put pen to paper on a deal allowing up to $700,000 in incentives based on playing time and catches.

We’ll see how successful that move turns out to be.

Bennett admiration

Lastly, Michael Bennett of the Seattle Seahawks has revealed his admiration for Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians, describing him as ‘one of the best coaches out there.’

Bennett talked up the idea of one day playing for Arians, saying he was a cool guy who had swag. His contract with the Seahawks isn’t up for another two years yet, so there’s no immediate move to be expected.

After that? It’s anyone’s guess.

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