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Doc now wants to leave because of Rondo, both had a fight?

Posted by shawn cassidy on June 22, 2013 at 4:35 PM




From Sheridanhoops.com:

"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


Rich Levine @rich_levine

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

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21 Comments

Reply NeCsFan
5:07 PM on June 22, 2013 
The only thing that surprises me is that it took this long for the "Rondo's the scapegoat" game to begin. I've said before, and I'll say again i don't think Rondo is perfect. But i do think the fact that he has been pretty unapologetic about not having the most desirable personality makes him an ideal scapegoat. This story is so irritating.
Reply paul
5:41 PM on June 22, 2013 
Fans won't think about this, nor will media, but even if this story is true, what does it say that Doc was wanting to fight Rondo over an eff word? Who is the asshole there?

In a way it's good that it's finally out in the open. Kindof. By the usual roundabout mouthpiece methods where Doc doesn't have to take any responsibility for the story

And I have to say, Celtics Blog got this one right, I think. Clark writes "just once?" I'm sure those two have gotten into each other's faces many times, and if Doc can't handle that, then maybe it's on Doc not on Rondo (not saying it's right for Rondo to act that way - it isn't).

But it's been obvious to anyone who cares to see it that Rondo had to be a big part of the reason for what looks like an attempt by the Three Amigos to switch out Rondo for Chris Paul.

It looks like someone is trying to set the grounds for shipping Rondo out, and that someone could be Danny, trying to rearrange the Clippers deal? I hope not. Rondo is difficult to handle, but he's a major talent. Frankly, if Doc doesn't like Rondo, I suspect it's because Rondo understands the game better and has way more vision.
Reply paul
5:58 PM on June 22, 2013 
this seems an on the ball comment from a Celtics Blog commenter:

"I am not sure how many are old enough to remember Doc as a player
but he was a hard nose in your face player who would not back down from anybody. In fact he almost came to blows with Mr. Annoyance Danny Ainge when DA was on the Suns. Doc also went after Horace Grant when he was coach of Orlando and Grant was one of his players.
I could definitely seeing Doc and Rondo going at it based upon both of their personalities.

To me, Rondo is almost like a sevant with off the chart intelligence but with terrible social skills. I can see where others could have problems dealing with him."
Reply paul
6:11 PM on June 22, 2013 
Wow. I just listened to what Sheridan had to say on the radio. It's devastating. He says that Rondo is a bad lockerroom guy and that he is well known around the league as a hopeless headcase. Wow. Cause I think it's way more complicated than that, but clearly, there are major problems between Rondo and his teammates and between Rondo and Doc, and they need to really work some of this out and NOT just make Rondo (or Doc) the scapegoat.
Reply NeCsFan
6:17 PM on June 22, 2013 
It'll be interesting to see if anyone in the organization says anything about this. Or if it gets addressedon Monday
Reply NeCsFan
6:32 PM on June 22, 2013 
@Paul Rondo has kind of struck me for a while now as someone with a likening to savants syndrome or a person with a low latent inhibition personality disorder. People who are generally brilliant, but are socially awkward to the point of completely turning people off of them.
Reply rcraig617
7:09 PM on June 22, 2013 
always find a way to blame rondo smh
Reply NeCsFan
7:16 PM on June 22, 2013 
rcraig617 says...
always find a way to blame rondo smh


It sort of seems like a sick game doesn't it? Blame Rondo, the new game everyone can play, from Parker Bros.
Reply paul
7:20 PM on June 22, 2013 
NeCsFan says...
It'll be interesting to see if anyone in the organization says anything about this. Or if it gets addressedon Monday


I see it as a setup for Monday. Sheridan, as I see it, just threw a nice soft pitch for someone in the organization to hit. It will be interesting to see who hits it and how. Foul ball? Bunt? Hit into an out? Hit for the fences?
Reply paul
7:26 PM on June 22, 2013 
NeCsFan says...
@Paul Rondo has kind of struck me for a while now as someone with a likening to savants syndrome or a person with a low latent inhibition personality disorder. People who are generally brilliant, but are socially awkward to the point of completely turning people off of them.


I totally agree. I see that too. Unfortunately, most of these old-timers (eg. Ryan and Sheridan) don't get it at all.
Reply paul
7:32 PM on June 22, 2013 
rcraig617 says...
always find a way to blame rondo smh


I wouldn't mind someone like Doc pointing a finger of blame at Rondo, but where is his self-criticism? This team seemed to be illprepared, and there has never been, that I've seen anyway, any real movement towards an offense keying off Rondo's abilities.
Reply paul
7:32 PM on June 22, 2013 
NeCsFan says...
It sort of seems like a sick game doesn't it? Blame Rondo, the new game everyone can play, from Parker Bros.


Comes in a box with Connect Four...
Reply shawn cassidy
12:07 AM on June 23, 2013 
NeCsFan says...
It sort of seems like a sick game doesn't it? Blame Rondo, the new game everyone can play, from Parker Bros.



I'm in my garage now making the game. I'll cut you in?lol
Reply NeCsFan
12:49 AM on June 23, 2013 
shawn cassidy says...
I'm in my garage now making the game. I'll cut you in?lol

hahaha! Indeed! How should we conceptualize it? I was thinking something like a 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon. Only in this version you have to find the path of least resistance to making said game scenario Rondo's fault? Of course this is just a prototype of a concept lol
Reply shawn cassidy
1:00 AM on June 23, 2013 
NeCsFan says...
hahaha! Indeed! How should we conceptualize it? I was thinking something like a 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon. Only in this version you have to find the path of least resistance to making said game scenario Rondo's fault? Of course this is just a prototype of a concept lol


Something like this perhaps. The day Rondo missed the game winning shot. I was fired from my job. OH! I blame it on Rondo, he should have hit the game winner, even though he had a triple-double. I think I like your version much better.
Reply paul
6:50 AM on June 23, 2013 
NeCsFan says...
hahaha! Indeed! How should we conceptualize it? I was thinking something like a 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon. Only in this version you have to find the path of least resistance to making said game scenario Rondo's fault? Of course this is just a prototype of a concept lol


Oh this is good. I forsee a blog entry on this...!
Reply paul
6:53 AM on June 23, 2013 
shawn cassidy says...
Something like this perhaps. The day Rondo missed the game winning shot. I was fired from my job. OH! I blame it on Rondo, he should have hit the game winner, even though he had a triple-double. I think I like your version much better.


So it's like a monopoly game board? When your piece hits certain squares, you have to draw a card from the Rondo Screwed Up deck, and then that tells you how many cards you have to draw from the personal misfortune deck? Eg. you land in Parker Place, which means you have to draw one green card (Rondo Screwed Up), which tells you that Rondo and Doc came to fisticuffs, and that means you have to draw two yellow cards as well, which tell you that you lost your favorite shirt, and the car you just bought is a lemon...
Reply Greg
12:12 PM on June 23, 2013 
@Paul,instead of go to jail. Rondo gets a two game suspension
Reply NeCsFan
12:27 PM on June 23, 2013 
How about this. You roll the die, and move however many spaces. When you land on a space there will be a scenario, i.e. 'Your wife is leaving you...for your brother.' Next you take a card from the This is Rondo's Fault stack that will read something like 'Cs win game by 6. Rondo has more assists than points." Now you must in 6 steps or less come to the most "reasonable" conclusion as to why this is unquestionably Rondo's fault, lest you be fined 25K game points. LMFAO Lets do it guys! This is already everyone's favorite game, all we need to do is trademark it. We'd make a killing off of Bob Ryan alone! ha ha ha
Reply paul
2:59 PM on June 23, 2013 
Greg says...
@Paul,instead of go to jail. Rondo gets a two game suspension


lol - you lose all your red bulls!