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Kobe won't play for USA after knee surgery

Updated: July 16, 2006, 2:12 AM ET
Associated Press

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Kobe Bryant had minor surgery on his right knee Saturday and is highly unlikely to play for the United States in the world championships this summer.

Kobe Bryant

Shooting Guard Los Angeles LakersProfile

2006 SEASON STATISTICS

GM PPG RPG APG FG% FT%

80 35.4 5.3 4.5 .450 .850

The announcement Saturday that the U.S. team will be without the NBA's leading scorer comes just five days ...

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