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Olympics 2012: Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, Chauncey Billups Make Team USA Preliminary Roster


I didn't think we'd ever see the day where we'd have two more Clippers rather than Lakers on Team USA. But it could very well happen.

Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant is the lone member of his team to make it on the 2012 Olympic early roster according to Chris Sheridan. This isn't too huge a surprise. With Bryant's teammate Pau Gasol a Spaniard (and likely to compete for Spain) and Lamar Odom dealt to the Dallas Mavericks, it figured that it'd be Bryant alone representing his team and their recent championship reign.

Bryant will join three Clippers: Superstar point guard Chris Paul, veteran guard Chauncey Billups, and the exhilarating young big man Blake Griffin. Paul has already made an instant impact in improving Los Angeles's overall team dynamic, Griffin has proven to be spectacular whenever he gets the basketball, and Billups provides that veteran presence that Team USA likes in the locker room.

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