Kobe Bryant has ruled himself out of consideration for the 2016 Olympics.

Bryant will retire this summer after his 20th NBA season.

"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. "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."

Bryant played for the United States in 2008 and 2012 in the Olympics.