Well it's one thing if he decides to play in the Olympics in 2012.
Is he willing to play in the World Basketball Championship games in 2010?
Playing in the offseason and then playing 82 games plus playoffs in the NBA takes it's toll eventually. If he's going to take 4 years off from international competition and then play in 2012, then it doesn't sound too bad.
"Every time he’s hurt, he always plays, he always comes through."
- Metta World Peace on teammate Kobe Bryant