Dwight Howard, who won Olympic gold with the U.S. in the 2008 Beijing Games but had to miss last summer's London Games while recovering from back surgery, said he wants to be back on the team for the next Olympiad.
In December, imaginations in L.A. ran wild when it looked liked the two stars would be on the same team. Imagine no more. Players and coaches of Team USA remember what it was like to practice, play and hang out with Kobe and CP3.
With their Olympics opener scheduled for Sunday against the host Chinese, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and the rest of the team arrived amid near pandemonium after fans waited hours for a glimpse of their basketball heroes.
San Antonio Spurs star Manu Ginobili said he expects his injured ankle to be healed by the time he and Argentina's national team begin the defense of their 2004 gold medal in the Summer Olympics in Beijing.