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Kobe Bryant keeps Lakers rolling and says he'll play in London Olympics

Kobe Bryant passed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and now holds the Lakers' record for career minutes, his Lakers are 5-0 (hi, LeBron) after crushing Sacramento 112-100 with a triple-double from Bryant, but the Olympics have been on his mind.

Bryant, who had his 17th career triple double with 30 points, 10 rebounds, and 12 assists Wednesday night, says he's "locked in" to playing in the 2012 London Games. "If anything, I'll just be Mariano Rivera -- come in in the last two minutes," Bryant said. "I'm cool with that, too."

Bryant was the No. 3 scorer on the 2008 United States' gold-medal winning team, scoring 15 points on 23.5 minutes per game.

"You get a chance to see and meet the greatest athletes in the world," Bryant said. "Aside from just the basketball part of it and being with a great group of guys, it's an opportunity to meet some of the best at what they do. It's great for me. I get a chance to talk to them and meet them and go to their events and watch new sports. It's just a blast."

By Cindy Boren  | November 4, 2010; 8:45 AM ET
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