Kobe won't play in 2016 Olympics, but can still rip on Pau
JAN 21, 2014 12:03p ET
Even while recovering from his second injury in less than a year, Kobe Bryant still has time to find his sense of humor.
Bryant, who's currently working to return from a knee injury suffered in early December after rehabbing from Achilles tendon surgery in the offseason, won't be on the Team USA roster for the 2016 Olympics on Brazil.
He will, however, be watching as a spectator, in hopes of witnessing Lakers teammate Pau Gasol win "another silver" while playing for Spain.
Bryant, who recently fired a friendly shot at Rajon Rondo, signed a two-year, $48.5 million contract extension in late November and will not return to active duty until at least February.
The 15-time All-Star, Bryant previously won gold medals in the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympics as a member of Team USA.