The Clinic may be an All Star, but he's no Olympian

The Clinic may be an All Star, but he's no Olympian

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The Clinic may be an All Star, but he's no Olympian

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Team USA announced its rosters for the 2010 to 2012 Men’s National Team program.  Not on the list:  Rajon Rondo:

Returning to the USA National Team for 2010-12 are 2008 Olympic gold medalists Carmelo Anthony (Denver Nuggets); Carlos Boozer (Utah Jazz); Chris Bosh (Toronto Raptors); Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers); Dwight Howard (Orlando Magic); LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers); Chris Paul (New Orleans Hornets); Dwyane Wade (Miami Heat); and Deron Williams (Utah Jazz). Rounding out the list of Olympians on the national squad roster are 2004 Olympic bronze medalists Lamar Odom (Los Angeles Lakers) and Amar’e Stoudemire (Phoenix Suns).

Completing the list of National Team players are LaMarcus Aldridge (Portland Trail Blazers); Chauncey Billups (Denver Nuggets); Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder); Rudy Gay (Memphis Grizzlies); Eric Gordon (Los Angeles Clippers); Danny Granger (Indiana Pacers); Andre Iguodala (Philadelphia 76ers); Al Jefferson (Minnesota Timberwolves); David Lee (New York Knicks); Brook Lopez (New Jersey Nets); Kevin Love (Minnesota Timberwolves); O.J. Mayo (Memphis Grizzlies); Kendrick Perkins (Boston Celtics); Derrick Rose (Chicago Bulls); Gerald Wallace (Charlotte Bobcats) and Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder).

He's arguably the most notable absence… so there's a lot of speculation as to why.  And while I certainly think Rondo deserves to be on the team… he blew off the camp so he could go to Perk's wedding back in July.  So he didn't make it.

But then again… Kendrick Perkins did get named to the team.  Sooooo…….. maybe I'm wrong.

Congrats, Perk.

Via John Schumann

Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images

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