LEBRON JAMES and Kobe Bryant will lead the United States national basketball team for the 2012 London Olympics after USA Basketball finalized its line-up on Sunday (Manila time).
Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers, Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks and Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets are also in the line-up for the US, which is looking to defend its gold medal won four years ago in Beijing.
Kevin Love of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Tyson Chandler of the New York Knicks are the big men in the squad.
Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers, Andre Iguodala of the Philadelphia 76ers and James Harden of the Oklahoma City Thunder were the late inclusions to the team.
The team is mentored by Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski.
The Olympic basketball event will run from July 28 to August 12.