LA Times: Dwyane Wade might need shoulder surgery and LeBron James has been waffling, but the Lakers have two players who will represent the U.S. this summer in an Olympic qualifying tournament.
Kobe Bryant said he was still firmly committed to playing for Team USA, but Lamar Odom has a more questionable situation because of the torn labrum in his left shoulder.
"As of now, I'm going," Odom said. "It depends on the MRI on my shoulder. If I have to get surgery, I won't be able to go. If it heals and it feels good enough to where I can play, I'll play."
The U.S. team convenes in late August in Las Vegas for two weeks at the Tournament of the Americas. Odom and Bryant agreed to a three-summer commitment last year as part of Team USA's increased requirements leading up to the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but Bryant could not play last summer because he had surgery on his knee and Odom did not play after the death of his infant son.
Bryant, who has remained in contact this season with U.S. Coach Mike Krzyzewski, reaffirmed his commitment this week.
"I'm playing," he said. "I can't wait. I got a message [Monday] from Coach K, just offering encouragement. I'm ready to go."