Apparently Kirk Hinrich pulled out of the running to make the USA basketball team due to personal reasons.  If you really think that it was due to “personal reasons” you better think twice.  If you look at who Kirk was competing against, the only personal reasons I would having to withdraw would be a lack of confidence.  Do you think this guy has ever been cut from a team before?  Of course not!  He’s an amazing point guard, but he’s sure not as valuable on a team that offers the likes of Chauncey Billups and Jason Kidd.  In fact, I would even rather Deron Williams than Hinrich any day.  So instead of killing his own confidence and self-esteem, why not pull out…for personal reasons.