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Kobe Bryant says he won't play in 2016 Olympics

Lakers star Kobe Bryant told reporters Monday he will definitely not play in the 2016 Olympics for Team USA in Rio.

Bryant will be 38 in 2016, and for a shooting guard that needs his elevation to get his shot off, that's going to be an issue at that point.

Bryant was more or less a role player on the 2012 gold medal team after being the focal point in 2008. He continues his recovery from a fractured tibia he suffered just weeks after returning from an Achilles tear.

Kobe Bryant Surprises Boston College Class

Boston College professor says he used Kobe Bryant as an example in his first international marketing class of the semester — and then the Lakers star walked into the class and started taking notes.

Boston College says Bryant arrived shortly after the class began Thursday night and stayed for two hours until it was over. Professor Nick Nugent says Bryant's visit was not planned.

Bryant told students that he loves to learn and is interested in international marketing.

He was in the area for the Lakers' Friday night game against the Celtics, but did not play as he recovers from a left knee fracture.

Bryant did not attend college after going to the NBA directly from high school in suburban Philadelphia.

LeBron James wears Kobe Bryant's Nike sneakers, Kobe tweets Lebron

Indeed, he recently put 47 pairs of his own Nike shoes on eBay in a bid to raise money for his charity.

But on Sunday, while watching NFL on TV, LeBron posted a photo on Instagram of himself wearing a very colourful pair of sneakers.

To be more specific, the 29-year-old forward was wearing a pair of Kobe Bryant's Nike Prelude VI sneakers.

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i am CHOKING at kobe's back handed compliment to gasol