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Emotion

Posted by paul on May 24, 2012 at 10:30 AM

According to the Herald, Rondo sat in the lockeroom by himself last night, long after everyone was gone, presumably mulling over the debacle that had just ocurred, and his role in it.

 

long after the game was decided, Rondo sat in a corner of the visitors’ locker room swathed in towels. His head was bowed and he stared silently at the floor for some time, ear phones blocking out the din in the room.

Perhaps he was looking for answers as to how a team that played with such enthusiasm in the second half of Monday night’s 101-85 battering of the Sixers could look so listless and lost offensively barely 48 hours later. Perhaps he was shocked at how things had gone. Maybe, frankly, he was just tired.

redsarmy


Amusingly, and possibly insightfully, Ron Borges calls the kind of game  Rondo played last night a "walkabout".   Doc suggested that Rondo got caught 'in between', not sure whether to attack or facilitate (are we STILL convinced that those two things oppose each other?!!).  He just seemed lost, and so did the rest of the team, and which one causes the other seems to be a chicken or egg argument.   Both Rondo and the team are highly emotional.   I think this is the difference between our Celtics and the Spurs.   The Spurs are built like a machine.    We are more like artists.   We thrive on emotion, and without it, we feel lost.    We seem to be like water that ebbs and flows, waves that rise up, collapse, and rise again.


The water is full of Sixer sharks, and our blood is in it.   Will we implode again on Saturday night?  Or will we rise on wings of passion and emotion, leaving the sharks behind to look for another meal, next year?

 

 

 


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6 Comments

Reply Celticslifer
11:14 AM on May 24, 2012 
I love what you say in this entire post. Rondo is due for an epic game. Game seven was Pierce in 2008, and in 2012, Rondo is the guy to go off.
Reply paul
11:16 AM on May 24, 2012 
Celticslifer says...
I love what you say in this entire post. Rondo is due for an epic game. Game seven was Pierce in 2008, and in 2012, Rondo is the guy to go off.


I hope the team and Rondo come together in a big game. Even if we lose, let's please go out with our heads high, knowing that we went out playing as well as we could.
Reply Greg
7:53 PM on May 24, 2012 
I just see the Celtics using their emotions,and leadership to win. Just to good.
Reply C'slife
1:01 AM on May 25, 2012 
Walk about? It was something like that. It was a walk around the park.
Reply paul
7:17 AM on May 25, 2012 
Greg says...
I just see the Celtics using their emotions,and leadership to win. Just to good.


I hope so. This is really an emotional team. So unlike the Spurs. Maybe that explains some of the bizarre and self-defeating ups and downs.
Reply paul
7:18 AM on May 25, 2012 
C's life, I like the idea of walkabout too because it implies something about searching for identity, even for manhood. Sometimes Rondo still comes off as a juvenile, not sure if he is ready to fully be a man, fully be responsible for this team.