|Posted by shawn cassidy on October 9, 2013 at 12:15 AM|
There are no problems that we can't resolve as brothers. In living by the truth we are becoming free. Is there anything to hide between brothers? Rondo spoke about "brotherhood". I don't understand the fact that many believe that Rondo should have ill thoughts about his former teammates. This was nothing like the Ray Allen back stab. It's been well documented in the past that Kevin and Rajon have been close. Paul Pierce and Rondo never had any reported issues.
Just because Ray and Rondo didn't have a picture perfect relationship. That doesn't mean much to me. You are not going to like everyone, and I can say the same for myself in my personal life. Do I like everyone I work with? No, but I respect them, and that's how is should be.
Brothers are family, and brothers are friends.Brothers also stick together through some rough times, it's all so simple. Why can't it be simple? Why can't Rondo been taken serious with his genuine responses? This sounds real to me.
Q: How curious are you to see how your game translates to a team with no Big Three around?
RR: "Whatever coach (Brad Stevens) asks of me, that's what I try to do. If he wants me to shoot the ball more, I'll shoot it. But at the end of the day, my natural instincts are to make my teammates better. Regardless of who is out on the floor, I believe I do make everybody out there better. I'm going to push them as hard as I can. I'm going to demand a lot out of them. I wouldn't demand anything that I wouldn't demand of myself. So I'm excited to play with a new group of guys."
Q: When you said you felt nothing when the trade went down ...
RR: "That was blown out of proportion."
Q: So what was the story behind it?
RR: "I don't really say much and speak out on exactly what happened. I talk to Kevin all the time. I talk to P. Obviously it was different when the trade went down. I didn't expect it to happen. I had just gotten off the plane. It happens, and that's the business. I'm not going to say it was, 'forget about it'. We still talk about them in the locker room today, tell stories about how KG was, things Paul did. At the end of the day, I still talk to every one of those guys. I talk to Jet, I talk to P, I talked to Kevin yesterday. We still check on each other. It's a brotherhood. It's something that you can't break. We won titles together. We been through the fire together. It's just something for life."
Rondo sounds like a man who wants to lead this team, and who can lead this team. His understanding is uncanny, he's seen everything in his career, and now it's time to see something new,him as the leader. Rondo's the leader, and it's up to him, and his safety net is gone. KG and Pierce are no longer here for him to fall back on, and I think he doesn't mind that, it's now his chance.