Bogut defies Doctor's orders to play in Rio
"It's been a tough one, mentally," he told reporters on Friday.
"There were some people who thought it wasn't a good idea to go but I committed to this a year ago ... and I didn't want it to end this way.
"I'm 32 years old. I've made a plethora of money, got the NBA championship and all that, but being part of this group is a special thing for me."