|Posted by Morena on October 18, 2013 at 3:55 PM|
I've often heard people say that good things make life special, but are the bad experiences that teach you how to live. Thinking about this, I've made up a personal theory about people's behavior: smart people are not those who make what they want out of their life at the first chance. Those are brave, or fool, in a good way. Smart people are those who fight through hard times and when they finally sort things out, they understand they've had a second chance, and they make the best out of it. Not everyone has the privilege to have a second chance in life.
This year, rondo is likely to have a second chance to go down as one of the greatest point guard in the game, and I'm sure he'll make the best out of it. A lot of people keep hating on him, saying that he's difficult and cocky. Well, with the media maybe, but i honestly think that most of them just deserve that behavior. For those who have the chance to get in touch with the real person, we've always heard stories that he's a great guy.
The injury he's trying to come back from, is a hard one.
One of the many other sports that i like, is gymnastic, and I'm a big fan of Shawn Johnson. Shawn had a terrible injury while skiing tearing basically everything in her knee and she had to go through a long rehab program. Once she was back, she said that the whole process had been a very humbling experience, because you know you're an athlete, but you have to learn how to walk again. This is one of the main reasons why I'm not worried about rondo and Stevens relationship.
When you're healthy, you take a lot of things for granted and not because you're being cocky or childish, that's just the way it is.
You just don't go on the field thinking that's the game you might get hurt or end you career. And you can't do that even after the injury, or you won't be able to play ever again, but you understand that it's not difficult to get hurt, and you don't have all the time of this world to establish yourself as great and leave your mark in the history of the game. So you better bring it every night, every minute, in practice and on the court, during the game and during a timeout.
Rondo has been up to the challenge and is almost ready to come back and lead his team. Shawn posted a piece a few days ago where he said that once again, rondo is receiving no love from the media, but that he won't care about it. Well, i couldn't agree more with him. Rondo as been through a lot in his career, and he's at a point now, where he has been able to create his own mental space where he can find some sort of balance.
All that matters to him right now is come back, take his team by hand, and lead it to banner 18.
Say what you want about him. He won't care. He will be ready.