A few interesting things from Tom Thibodeau's pre-game presser, incl. him saying he may try to convince Kobe to play on Team USA '16.— Serena Winters (@SerenaWinters) January 20, 2014
Kobe has no intention of playing in 2016 Olympics, said he would "spectate," watch "Pau win another silver."— Serena Winters (@SerenaWinters) January 21, 2014
Kobe on Thibodeau convincing him to play '16 Olym.: "He can try all he wants. I love Tibs. That convers. w/ him would be more than welcome."— Serena Winters (@SerenaWinters) January 21, 2014
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 only weeks after returning from an Achilles tear.