Why is it NBA players rejects the invitation to represent Team USA at the Olympics? International NBA players do not have a problem doing that. Instead they feel it's an honor to represent their respective country at the Olympics. That's the patriotism showed by the International NBA players. Yes, i do agree after such a long and hectic NBA season, players kinda worn out and need a break to spend time with the family but for crying out loud, the Olympics is held once every 4 years. At the '92 Olympics, players from the original Dream Team do not have such problems. Each and everyone of them were so excited to represent Team USA. If i'm not wrong, nobody actually rejected the invitation at that time. Even our own Zeke, was so disappointed that he was not invited to play. If players ever complained about the fatigue factor, take a long look at Bulls MJ and Pippen from the Dream Team. They have just completed their back to back NBA championship that year. And guess what? After the Olympics, Bulls 3 peat the following year. What's wrong with the attitude of NBA players nowadays?