That Doc/Rondo story is garbage even there's a shred of truth. Could have happened in 2010 for all we know, given details provided
|Posted by shawn cassidy on June 22, 2013 at 4:35 PM|
"It isn’t just that he [Doc] doesn’t want to be a part of a rebuilding situation; it is because he has an intense dislike for point guard Rajon Rondo. A source close to the Celtics tells Chris Sheridan of SheridanHoops.com that Rondo droopped [sic] an F-bomb on Rivers in the locker room during a team meeting, and Rivers went after Rondo and tried to fight him before the fracas was broken up."
The latest Doc story can be driven down many roads, with many roads to
turn on. What direction will get you there quicker, or do you want to sit in
the car to finish up that classic rock song. One road could be blasting your
star point guard after your trade demand falls short. Or it's someone trying to get a few extra hits on there site?
You could turn left, and quit all together, or you could have a story breakout blasting your point guard, and basically using him as your decoy as to why you want to leave. Rondo is the easy target, and honestly his track record on some incidents leaves us questing both parties here, or mainly him because Doc has the perfect image, much like Ray Allen did last year when he departed, and blasted Rondo.
If the left turn doesn’t get you where you want to go in ample time, then I suggest turn right. The street could be more smooth sailing, and maybe the drive will be prettier to the eye? It wasn’t that long ago when the Celtics and Hornets were engaged in some talks about a potential point guard swap. That deal fell through, and about two years later we have our coach wanting to coach Paul again. You could look to Doc as wanting the pretty road with Chris Paul driving the car.
I prefer a straight shot. Less confusing, or maybe less grey to the area. The grey area is the sources and reports. For a lot of these reports you have the story filtered with bits and pieces. The unfiltered story “if” there is a story is from them. Doc and Rondo know what happened. This story could have been leaked by a past teammate, and this story could have been from a few years ago.
Why should we be surprised at this point? I’ll be honest my opinion on this is at its infancy. My first response is that this is true without the fist fighting. In this day and age I find it hard to believe that this was swept under the rug. Sprewell choking his coach was front page news, or even this year Kobe and Dwight having at it was big news. So why does this break now?
This Doc story has only one ending I’m afraid. Or at least it feels that way. Maybe Danny looks to shop Rondo, or perhaps the falling out between Danny and Doc came to the surface because Doc was bailing on Rondo, and Danny wasn’t willing or wanting to trade him?
Doc has been made a villain in all of this, and it’s easy to make Rondo look like the villain. I feel like Doc is trying to take some of the heat off his trade demand. Rondo has slowly reemerged this summer as an okay guy in the image category.
I think Doc has even tried to make Danny look bad in all of this, and maybe Danny has been. That’s an opinion one can have, and I wouldn’t totally disagree with. All I say is this. What could Danny do? Doc is under contract, and he wants to leave. Why not get value for him? Because Doc was leaving regardless of the outcome.
I’m not shocked about the latest. I think this was just another game being played for us all to form an opinion on. And guess who wins this battle? Doc wins, and Rondo is back being betrayed as an asshole. This saga will not stop until Doc is back or if he quits. and even traded. Here is this from CSNNE'S Rich Levine