Kobe Bryant will play for Team USA

Updated: January 17, 2012, 3:56 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- So far this season, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has already played with a torn ligament in his wrist and on an ankle and knee that caused him to travel to Germany in the offseason to receive medical attention, but that won't stop him from representing his country this summer.

Bryant was announced on Monday as one of the 20 finalists for the 2012 U.S. Olympic men's basketball team that will compete in London in late July through early August.

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