Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and the rest of the glittering American basketball team face Spain on Sunday for Olympic gold only hours before London shuts down its successful Summer Games.
"I just want to go out the right way," Bryant said. "You know, go out the right way by winning a gold medal."
When the next Summer Olympics arrive at Rio de Janeiro in 2016, Bryant will be pushing 38. Old for basketball legs, indeed. The Los Angeles Lakers' star turned 30 during his Olympic debut four years ago in Beijing while still in his basketball prime.
Bryant said he doesn't expect to play in Rio: "I'm looking forward to going and watching."
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