Nine Olympic gold medalists named to 2010-12 U.S. national basketball team
Nine Olympic gold medalists, including Lakers star Kobe Bryant, are among 27 players who have been selected to the 2010-12 U.S. national team roster.
Each of the players, chosen by USA Basketball on Wednesday, are eligible to represent the country at this summer's world championships and the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Lakers forward Lamar Odom and Clippers guard Eric Gordon also made the roster.
"Special recognition and acknowledgment needs to go to the nine players returning from our 2008 Olympic team," USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo said. "They have demonstrated that they are the heart and soul of our program and their commitment to continue to represent their county should not be overlooked."
Duke men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski will also return to coach the team.
|Kobe Bryant||Derrick Rose|
|LeBron James||Chauncey Billups|
|Dwayne Wade||Amare Stoudemire|
|Chris Bosh||Lamar Odom|
|Chris Paul||O.J. Mayo|
|Dwight Howard||Kevin Love|
|Carmelo Anthony||Rudy Gay|
|Deron Williams||Al Jefferson|
|Danny Granger||David Lee|
|Brook Lopez||Russell Westbrook|
|LaMarcus Aldridge||Eric Gordon|
|Gerald Wallace||Andre Iguodala|
|Kendrick Perkins||Carlos Boozer|
-- Austin Knoblauch
Photo: Kobe Bryant. Credit: Dusan Vranic / Associated Press