Thursday , Feb , 11 , 2010 Hoopsvibe

Rajon Rondo, Andrew Bynum Turned down Team USA

As for Bynum, the Los Angeles Lakers’ center, and Rondo, the Boston Celtics’ point guard, both were wanted for Team USA. Colangelo said Bynum bowed out at the "last minute," saying he didn’t want to make the commitment, and Rondo ignored overtures. 

"Rondo was not responsive to inquiries regarding his interest," said Colangelo, who said about three or four players other than Bynum and Rondo declined or didn’t respond to invitations. "We just assumed that was the case."