Maaaaaan, when Kobe Bryant claimed that this year's Team USA Basketball squad could defeat the Dream Team, it had people talking and debating everywhere. We even needed to add our two cents to the conversation. So it's going to be even crazier when Kobe hits us with that claim again while he prepares with the guys for 2016, right? Uhh, well, guess we'll just come out and say it: this Olympics is going to be the last one for the Black Mamba.
Even though a 38-year-old Kobe hitting the hardwood for 2016 in Brazil shouldn't be entirely out of the question, the man himself left no room for doubt when asked if this was his last Olympics. "This is it," Bryant firmly responded. But after a performance like the one he had today against Australia where he scored all 20 of his points in the second half and lead the United States to a 119-86 victory, you can't help but want more Black Mamba in the next Summer Olympics. Why don't we just leave the door open for a possible comeback, okay?
[via I Am A GM]