Things didn’t start off well for Kobe Bryant and you could hear the doubters in the air. Should Kobe Bryant have been selected? Is Kobe Kobe washed up? Why doesn’t Coach K take Kobe out the game? After a very unusual first half Kobe came out in the second half firing and 3 time MVP Lebron James wasn’t far behind.
Bryant made six straight 3-pointers in the second half, LeBron James finished with a triple-double finishing with 11 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assist and the U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team advanced to the semifinals with a 119-86 victory over Australia on Wednesday night.
Bryant scored 20 points, flashing three fingers in the air after his third consecutive 3-pointer in the fourth quarter had pushed the game well out of reach and proved that yes, he would deliver the kind of game that’s expected of him in London.The New York Knicks Carmelo Anthony added 17 points and 3 time scoring champ Kevin Durant had 14.
The Americans will face the Argentines next in the semi-finals.
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