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Kobe Bryant Thinks Olympians Should Be Paid to Play

The former Lower Merion grad wouldn't mind being paid for playing in the games.

By Kelly Bayliss
|  Monday, Jul 30, 2012  |  Updated 5:10 PM EDT
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Kobe Thinks Olympians Should be Paid

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Went straight from Lower Merion High School to the NBA.

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L.A. Laker and former Lower Merion High School graduate Kobe Bryant weighed in on the "pay to play" argument regarding the Olympic Games recently and, as you can probably guess, he, like fellow NBC players Dwayne Wade and Ray Allen wouldn't mind being paid.

Wade and Allen said players should be paid to play in the Olympics earlier this year. Bryant agreed -- to an extent.

Here's what Bryant had to say:

"There's some truth to that...But we’re all here because we enjoy playing. Even though a lot of us probably share the same opinion, it’s not like we’re saying, ‘Well, we’re not going to play if you don’t pay us.’ We play. We do it because we want to.”

The next game for the Men's Basketball Team is on Tuesday, July 31 at 5:15 p.m. EST when they play Tunisia.

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