london olympics 2012 kobe bryant

So he’s already been photographed topless in Barcelona recently with some female ‘friends’ AND his wife and children have now flown out to London to support him during the Olympics, but Kobe Bryant appears to have no shame and is still trying to play the field, by bagging himself an Olympic side chick.

The LA Lakers star has apparently been putting in work on and off the basketball court, by trying to get Australian swimmer and three time gold medal winner, Stephanie Rice, to keep him warm in bed on these chilly English nights.

Fellow Aussie and Olympic swimmer, Craig Stevens revealed Kobe’s womanising ways have been in full flow since the previous Olympics in Beijing:

“There’s definitely something going on… I was on the last Olympic team and he was hanging us a fair bit at the different parties and whatnot.”

“I remember her telling the story [of] how he put it to her… that he had the family coming the next day but he had that night free.”

It sounds to us like the 33-year-old athlete has some ‘unfinished business’ with Miss Rice.

And to add fuel to the fire, Australian basketball player Liz Cambage, who is also representing her country at the games this year, took to Twitter to admit that she’s noticed Kobe lapping up the thirsty female attention:

However, Stephanie has hit back at the rumours by claiming that the pair are ‘just friends’:

FYI yes Kobe and I are friends, but no we are not together and never have been. Can’t guys and girls be just friends..? He’s an amazing athlete and I’ve enjoyed getting to know him and many other great athletes in my Olympic journey.

Hmm. She’s obviously seen the drama that goes down on the programme Basketball Wives and doesn’t want Vanessa Bryant starting any cat fights court side.

As for Kobe, it’s as if he wants to be caught cheating! We bet Vanessa is regretting not signing those divorce papers after all.