words_Brandon Richard Kobe Bryant's inability to play for Team USA in 2004 and 2006 fueled his commitment to the 2008 Olympic "Redeem Team." Bryant helped lead the team to its first gold medal since the 2000 games, averaging 15 points, 3 rounds, and 2 assists in eight games. This summer, Team USA will take the court again for the FIBA World Championships. Banged up finger and knee permitting, you can bet that Kobe would like to add another gold medal to his resume. If he does decide to play, you'll most like see these new Kobe Vs on the court. The Team USA Kobe V makes use of white for the toebox and Flywire panel. Navy blue works on the midfoot, midsole, and heel. Red completes the USA trifecta, seen on the swoosh border, ankle mesh, tongue, and inner lining. No word on release specifics for this shoe, but Sole Collector will keep you updated. If you're thirsty for a pair now, Marquee Sole has a couple of sizes available. via Marquee Sole