LeBron and Kobe Lead U.S. National Team Roster

Basketball betting had LeBron James and Kobe Bryant leading the players chosen for the United States national team.

The United States is the reigning Olympic champions and they will be the NBA betting favorites to win this summer in the world championships and in the 2012 Olympics in London.

Basketball betting had a number of players returning from the 2008 team including Dwyane Wade.  The United States team will also have Dwight Howard, Chris Bosh, Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, Deron Williams and Carlos Boozer.  Whether all of the players actually play this summer is in NBA betting question but the team really has a good chemistry and the players love playing for Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski.  The other coaches that have said they will be back are assistants Jim Boeheim, Mike D'Antoni and Nate McMillan. "Special recognition and acknowledgment needs to go to the nine players returning from our 2008 Olympic team," U.S. basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said, "They have demonstrated that they are the heart and soul of our program and their commitment to continue to represent their country should not be overlooked."

Basketball betting has LeBron, Wade and Bosh set to become free agents so they will have contract concerns to worry about but they still may play this summer. "I really think it's kind of early, but I think guys still want to play," Carmelo Anthony said. "Of course we'll have that conversation in the near future, but they've got to take care of what they've got to take care of first, which is their contracts and things like that."

Basketball betting indicated that three players that won’t be on the team are Jason Kidd, Michael Redd and Tayshaun Prince.  Basketball betting indicated that the United States team is not going to miss those three players since young stars like Kevin Durant and Derrick Rose will be on the team. NBA betting had the U.S. team also including Chauncey Billups and Ama’re Stoudemire.  Basketball betting had other players chosen for the squad including Los Angeles Lakers forward Lamar Odom, Minnesota’s Al Jefferson, Kevin Love and Rudy Gay, Philadelphia’s Andre Iguodala, Memphis’ O.J. Mayo, Indiana’s Danny Granger, Boston’s Kendrick Perkins, New York’s David Lee’s, New Jersey’s Brook Lopez, Portland’s LaMarcus Aldridge, Charlotte’s Gerald Wallace, the Clippers’ Eric Gordon and Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook.  NBA betting has the U.S. team being chosen from those players and a minicamp will be held in July. Basketball betting has the team playing an exhibition game in New York and then taking part in the world championships in Turkey.