The Lakers' superstar has remained close to his Team USA coach, Mike Krzyzewski.
Bryant's response: 'Uh, no.'
The Lakers star has a big lead so far over anyone else in votes.
Bryant's idol called him his "little brother" in recorded comments played before the Lakers and Hornets tipped off.
The Laker's list included Clyde Drexler, which seems somewhat questionable.
The 37-year-old Laker posterized 6-10 Rockets forward Clint Capela.
The Lakers star is quite popular in the country.
That would have the Mamba walking away before winning the 2009 and 2010 NBa titles, but perhaps Ross was exaggerating for effect.
Again, this is coming from Tiger Woods.