Five members of the gold medal winning lineup at the 2008 Bejing Games were included in the 12-man U.S. Olympic basketball team announced by USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo on Saturday.
LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and Deron Williams return for another bid for Olympic glory and will spearhead a potent roster in London where the U.S. are favorites.
Among those not making the team were former UConn star Rudy Gay, Eric Gordon and Anthony Davis, this year's No. 1 NBA draft pick, who sprained an ankle.
Colangelo announced the selections after two U.S. team training sessions in Las Vegas, though final approval is still required by the U.S....