|Posted by paul on January 24, 2013 at 6:40 AM|
Apparently Avery Bradley, after tweeting a nasty dig at Rondo, and then claiming it wasn't a dig after deleting it, has tried to apologize by declaring himself to be blessed to be playing with five HOF players, 'if you include Rondo'. I dunno - is he including Shaq in that list? Jason Terry? Whatever, to me it's the kind of weak apology that is just more gasoline on the fire. It's like tweeting about how hot your mistress is, and then saying you didn't mean it, and then saying how blessed you are to have the most lovely wife in the world. The cat is out of the bag, Avery. You are a jerk, to put it in nice words. You've had your knife to Rondo's back this whole time. Might as well make the most of it. Be yourself, man. Michael Jordan built a GOAT career out of being a jerk.
And doesn't this new insight into what is really going on behind the scenes on the Celtics raise some questions about other players, such as Avery Bradley's beloved mentor, Jason Terry? Remember how Terry couldn't sing Rondo's praises loud enough? It never did sound quite sincere, did it? I wonder of that Lucky tattoo is one of the lick-n-stick kind? There is something going on with this team that is seriously ugly. Avery accidently opened a window, but he can't pull back inside the stink he let out. I wonder how many knives have been at Rondo's back this whole time.
But Rondo has some control over this situation. If he plays the way he is capable of playing, he becomes the one who controls the situation around him. I just hope that Rondo sends a message loud and clear, to the NBA and to his teammates, tonight against the Knicks, about who is the best player and leader on the Cs, and I hope he starts at the defensive end. Sometimes the trust isn't there, Rondo, the trust you've talked so much about, but what is there is your talent and your motivation. I think Dooling asked the right question. Who are you? What are you really about? What are you there for? Is it for ten million dollars, even though that's cold cash? Is it for camaraderie, even though that can be fleeting? Or is it for great basketball?