USA national team managing director Jerry Colangelo announced the final 12-player squad for the Beijing Olympic Games. The brightest star on the team is NBA MVP award winner Kobe Bryant. Half of the team played in FIBA World Championship 2006 in Japan.
United States will play five friendly games before Olympics. They will face Canada, Turkey, Lithuania, Russia and Australia.
Americans will face Angola, China, Spain and two teams from additional qualifying tournament in Group B in Olympics.
The final roster includes:
Carmelo Anthony (Denver Nuggets)
Carlos Boozer (Utah Jazz)
Chris Bosh (Toronto Raptors)
Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers)
Dwight Howard (Orlando Magic)
LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers)
Jason Kidd (Dallas Mavericks)
Chris Paul (New Orleans Hornets)
Tayshaun Prince (Detroit Pistons)
Michael Redd (Milwaukee Bucks)
Dwyane Wade (Miami Heat)
Deron Williams (Utah Jazz)