Tomasson: LaMarcus Aldridge Will Not Play In Turkey

Chris Tomasson of NBA Fanhouse writes... ------------------------- Portland forward LaMarcus Aldridge has dropped out of next week's Team USA training camp here, and any Olympic hopes he might have for 2012 have been severely damaged. "He just decided that he didn't want to do it,'' USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said in a phone interview Wednesday morning with FanHouse. "He's not going to come.'' ------------------------- This is somewhat surprising and a little disappointing, as I tend to fall in with the crowd that believes the competitive atmosphere around Team USA would serve Aldridge well. Does this decision diminish LaMarcus Aldridge's reputation in your eyes? -- Ben Golliver | | Twitter PS Thanks Grant for the link.