because they are stupid, and decided to leave demarcus cousins on the select team. it's all politics, if the best teams were always asembled, the 92 team would have been better, and the 12 team would have been better, but at the end of the day it's primarily about politics.
Cousins is very pig headed... Character is a big factor in who gets selected to represent our country... Not just talent... Only reason Barkley got selected was because the USA knew he was the best PF in the NBA and hoped that the other superstars could contain Chuck's personality... Cousins is an above average player nowhere close to being a superstar so why put up with his attitude problems...
Same with Bynum... His behavior and character keeps him off of the USA team... His talent does not outweigh his personality...Those players need to grow up... The USA rarely puts hot heads on the USA team... Last thing we need is an international incident ruining our reputation across the world