Rudy Gay is something of a forgotten star. He is good enough to be the best player on a very good team, but most of the time not good enough to be an All Star. Flashy enough to earn a major contract and live up to it, but obscure enough to make people question his worth.
Gay is a very good player.
Still, no one complained when this stalwart from the 2010 U.S. World Championship team was left off the 2012 U.S. Olympic team. The lament was for LaMarcus Aldridge and Blake Griffin being unable to make the trip because of various injuries. They are both very good players and would have bolstered the U.S.'s front line, but even just looking at last year, it is hard to say Rudy Gay was not deserving of at least a good, hard look instead of rookie Anthony Davis.
Maybe Gay's time passed him before he was even considered for that kind of stage. Still, staying home during the Olympics had to be something Gay thought about as his teammates from that 2010 team took hom the...