LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and Jason Kidd served as unofficial team captains of the 2008 Redeem Team.
Mike Krzyzewski is strongly considering naming team captains this time around, with James and Bryant likely to resume lead roles.
“There is a certain earnestness about Kobe,” Krzyzewski wrote in a book chronicling Team USA's gold-medal experience of 2008. “It is part of what makes him great. But LeBron was able to joke with him and bring out a lighter side. The relationships among the players were critical, just as critical as my relationships with them.”