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Celtics Morning Joe: Some thoughts on Rondo

Posted by shawn cassidy on November 21, 2012 at 5:30 AM




All I have to say is this. At least Rondo doesn't do steroids. I can't believe the world we live in. Why should we cut down a man with a goal, and a dream? When has Rondo been about stats? Rondo does everything natural. This backlash has me upset, and frustrated. Why does Rondo need to deal with this bull? Rondo played his normal minutes, and why not play him in a blowout when he's working himself back from an ankle injury. But as you know Doc has admitted that he played Rondo to extend the streak. But why not look at the positives? 




First of all Sully, and Rondo continue to form a good working relationship. Sully saved the streak with two hoops. Rondo like I said got a workout after the ankle injury. Another thing is this. Were not talking about KG, or Pierce it's a 26 year old man who's full of energy. And to be fair. His teammates let him down by missing easy shots. Wilcox missed a point blank dunk, and Mike Gorman even joked about it. Saying that what if Rondo only has 9 assists after the blown put in. And why didn't Ray Allen hear this crap when he was here. He totally passed up three's to break the record in Boston.




I want to thank Paul for his outstanding posts on the site. He's covered most of the articles on this topic. He's articulated how many of us feel. The media  in Boston has the knife in Rondo's back. They turn on him in a split second. And they praise him when he puts up a triple-double in the East Finals, or in the NBA Finals. Rondo's MVP bid worries me, because the media in Boston even hate Rondo. Bob Ryan has done his job  for a long time, and does that mean he does it well still? No, because he thinks Larry Bird is walking in, and thesame goes for  Shaughnasty.



Rondo's bottom line is winning. He deserves the streak. I also get a kick that Bob Ryan, and Shaughnasty try to diminish the stat. The media has nothing right now on Rondo, so they pick on the streak. What about Cal Ripken, and his streak? The guy  was clearly engulfed in the streak. It was the highlight of his career. The last thing I guess I have to say is this. As a fan I wanted him to keep the streak alive. Because even though he patted his stats(by others thoughts). He's here to win, and that's the bottom line. He's not Ricky Davis trying to get a triple-double.


If your listening Rondo, and your not. We trust in you here. We hold you accountable, but we also stick up for the injustices that the media lays on you.

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Reply paul
8:31 AM on November 21, 2012 
The game was long over. As I see it, Rondo and Sully salvaged a bright spot from the wreckage. I can't hate that.

And thankyou for mentioning Ray, Shawn. I was so furious with him when he made such a big deal, as I recall it, to break the 3s record in Boston. I believe we lost at least one game because he did this, and that year, those games really mattered. We were fighting hard for the best record.

I know that part of the reason Ryan and Shaughnasty do what they do is to feed raw meat to the masses, as they percieve it. Comcast is all about that. Look at Maz and Jazz, or whatever those two hate birds call themselves. You hear it on the radio too. Muff and Tuff in the Morning. This is a Boston, or really East Coast culture going way back. I think it has roots in the 19th century, actually, and the splits that ocurred then between immigrant culture and highbrow culture in East Coast cities.

As I see it, Ryan and Shaughnasty have embraced that role - throwing out the raw meat 'to the masses'. It's sadder in the case of Ryan. Ryan used to be a remarkably good sports writer, probably the most respected basketball writer nationally. But I think he was shocked when Pete Vecsey came along and grabbed hold in the burgeoning cable media and became 'the' national basketball commentator, back in the 80s or 90s. Ryan got the idea pretty soon though, and became a national cable and then internet star in his own right, reclaiming the crown to some extent. Only now he began to be a media star and not a journalist, and if there is one thing a media star has to do, it's figure out how to stay 'relevant' and then do whatever it takes.

In their own hatefilled way, much of the Boston media are riding the Rondo phenomenon, only negatively. Every article is another day of entertainment relevance, and pulling readers is what it is all about. The deeper resentments in society that these guys tap into --- well, that would be something to talk about. Let's just say that in my view they betray the 'masses' they pretend to speak for.
Reply FLCeltsFan
9:18 AM on November 21, 2012 
I think people are making a big deal about nothing. The streak means something to Rondo and so Doc is wise to show Rondo that it means something to him too by helping him get those last 2 assists. That will make Rondo work even harder knowing that his coach cares that much.

Also, it's not like Rondo is putting the streak above getting a win. He gets his assists within the flow of the game. He's been scoring when he's open and passing when his teammates are open. I don't think it's a big deal and I hope he gets the record.
Reply paul
9:27 AM on November 21, 2012 
FLCeltsFan says...
I think people are making a big deal about nothing. The streak means something to Rondo and so Doc is wise to show Rondo that it means something to him too by helping him get those last 2 assists. That will make Rondo work even harder knowing that his coach cares that much.

Also, it's not like Rondo is putting the streak above getting a win. He gets his assists within the flow of the game. He's been scoring when he's open and passing when his teammates are open. I don't think it's a big deal and I hope he gets the record.



I think he's using the streak to motivate himself to be more consistent, and I think that's pretty damned smart, and pretty darn good for the team.
Reply Franklin
11:51 AM on November 21, 2012 
This is a moment that will look back at say who cares,and will say thank god Doc let him have it. But in this moment they will attack. This will motivate him like u guys say.no harm in that.
Reply Morena
1:57 PM on November 21, 2012 
FLCeltsFan says...
I think people are making a big deal about nothing. The streak means something to Rondo and so Doc is wise to show Rondo that it means something to him too by helping him get those last 2 assists. That will make Rondo work even harder knowing that his coach cares that much.

Also, it's not like Rondo is putting the streak above getting a win. He gets his assists within the flow of the game. He's been scoring when he's open and passing when his teammates are open. I don't think it's a big deal and I hope he gets the record.

I agree!! they are making a big deal out of nothing!!
Good post Shawn!!