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Kobe tells US coach he'll play if wanted in London

 Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant cheers his teammates on during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns Friday, Oct. 29,...
 Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (24) passes the ball through Golden State Warriors center Andris Biedrins (15) and  forward Brandan Wri...
 Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (24) makes a basket over Golden State Warriors small forward Dorell Wright (1) and Golden State Warrior...

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Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant cheers his teammates on during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns Friday, Oct. 29,...

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Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (24) passes the ball through Golden State Warriors center Andris Biedrins (15) and forward Brandan Wri...

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Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (24) makes a basket over Golden State Warriors small forward Dorell Wright (1) and Golden State Warrior...

Kobe Bryant told U.S. basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski he will play at the Olympics in 2012 if the Americans want him there.
The Lakers guard was a guest on Krzyzewski's SIRIUS XM radio show Tuesday when the Duke coach asked Bryant about London.
"You guys want me there, I am there and I'm ready to defend," Bryant said. "And then when you guys need me to put some points on the board I'll do that, too."
Bryant was a starter on the U.S. team that won the gold medal in 2008 in Beijing. He sat out the world championships this summer after offseason knee surgery.