Friday , Aug , 08 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Kobe Bryant: We’re Here to Win Gold

Kobe Bryant made clear Friday that the United States basketball team would only be satisfied with winning the Olympic gold medal in Beijing and that he was well prepared to adapt to the international game.

"We’re here to win gold and it’s serious business," said the LA Lakers star ahead of Sunday’s opening game against China.

"We just have to continue to get better, that’s the key for us. Every single game that’s our message, every single day the team tries to progress to be a better basketball team."