“I think Rajon really didn’t want to do it,” Ainge said. “He was pretty tired after the end of the NBA finals and he needed some rest. He’s not a real attention seeker and I don’t think he wanted to play for the US team. They came back to him again and he said he really didn’t want to do it, and they came back again and he finally relented. They got it down to 13 players, I think he sort of volunteered to be the guy to not do it. I just don’t think it’s a dream, a passion of his to play on the US team. I don’t think there was any more to it than that.”
Hey, different people have different priorities. I can't get on Rondo's ass for not wanting to play for Team USA. The guy is getting paid by the Celtics and he's focused on what he needs to do for his team. And just because I would do it if I was in his position doesn't mean he has to.
Maybe he'll change his mind later in his career. For now, let's focus on hanging Banner 18.