爱思英语编者按:科比·布莱恩特于周六宣布他将不再随美国男篮队征战2016年里约奥运会。科比在今年8月份将迎来38岁的生日,作为湖人队后卫,这是他在NBA的第二十个赛季,同时也是篮球生涯中的最后一个赛季。

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Kobe Bryant announced Saturday that he will not compete for Team USA in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janiero later this year. The Lakers guard, who will turn 38 in August, is midway through his 20th and final season in the NBA.

科比·布莱恩特于周六宣布他将不再随美国男篮队征战2016年里约奥运会。科比在今年8月份将迎来38岁的生日,作为湖人队后卫,这是他在NBA的第二十个赛季,同时也是篮球生涯中的最后一个赛季。

“I think as beautiful as it would be to play for our country, when I say my last game is going to be my last game, I’m going to retire, then that’s it,” Bryant said?Saturday before the Lakers played the Utah Jazz. “It’s not like I’m going to walk off the stage and then [say], ‘But I’m going to come right back for a minute. Hold on one second.’ You know what I mean? I think it’s pretty sweet to have the final game be in a Laker uniform and support the players from afar.”

在湖人队与爵士队比赛前的一个周六,科比接受采访并表示:“我认为为国家荣誉而战是非常美好的事。当我公开表示这是我最后一场比赛的时候,这说明我确实要退役了,事实就是这样。你明白我的意思么?并不是暂时告别赛场,然后告诉大家,‘过不了多久,我就会回来的。’这次是真的要退役了。能够穿着湖人队的制服打完最后一场比赛,感受着场下队友们对我的支持,这种感觉真的太棒了。”

The Lakers currently sit 15th in the Western Conference, so with the playoffs all-but out of the question, Bryant’s final game will likely be in Los Angeles on April 13.

湖人队最近在西部赛区排名第十五位,基本无缘季后赛,因而科比的最后一场比赛很可能就是2016年4月13日在洛杉矶举行的常规赛。

“I’ve been fortunate enough to win two gold medals, so I’ve had my moment,” he said, referring to the 2008 and 2012 Olympics. “I think it’s important for them to go ahead and play. I’ll watch from afar, support from afar. If they want me to come down and speak to the guys, I will, but that’s about it.”

“我已经赢得两枚金牌了,并且曾经拥有一段属于我的光辉岁月,这对我来说已是莫大的荣幸。”科比谈到了2008年和2012年奥运会,他表示,“舞台该留给年轻人了,我会在远处看着他们,支持他们。如果今后需要,我很乐意在场下为他们进行一些指导,但仅此而已。”

By Bryant announcing his decision, some believe there is reduced pressure on Team USA Coach Mike Krzyewski, who might have been put in an awkward spot in keeping the perennial-but-aging all-star off the Olympic roster.

科比宣布自己决定之后,有些人认为这将会正中美国队教练迈克·沙舍夫斯基的下怀,因为迈克一直致力于将那些年龄较大的老球员排除在奥运会参赛名单之外。