I suspect Duffy's phone will be ringing from a 617 area code very shortly for a quick chat about his comments. Just a dumb thing to say, and what's worse, a further implication of his clients growing reputation as a less than stellar team player.Pretty much, although Duffy's not saying anything that any Celtics fan not awash in manlove doesn't know already.
"My guy is a dominant player WHEN HE WANTS TO PLAY."
Duffy's just saying what some of us have known for years. No biggie.
Rondo's not the first player in nba history that plays big in important games but he's probably the first such player that's regularly attacked for it by a large segment of his own team's fans.
i love how people rationalize the idea that fans shouldn't get on Rondo for being the diva he is.
We are fans. We want wins in the regular season as well as post season. Why is this a bad thing? We want bragging rights. We want to say our player is definitely better than your player.
OKC gets to play hard. Spurs play hard. Heat are coasting a bit but they do know how to play hard when need be. Nuggets are playing hard. Clippers are playing hard.
Cuz Boston has 17 banners, we just supposed to coast and what not? I hate that line of thinking. I really do. Guys don't respect us. We are only as good as our record.
I want rondo to play great all the time. be consistent. and then turn up in the play offs. why is this wrong of me?
What was that about the Heat?
the most recent of reigning champs. the team with Lebron on it who easily is one of the best players in the league, if not on the planet. We're well aware of what they can do. Also, in their last couple games, I think they've pretty much been on. They coasted earlier in the year but I think they've gotten their act together.
Celtics haven't won diddly squat since 2008. And ECF a couple years later (which we don't hang banners for). Please tell me why Rondo gets to coast but wants to be in the MVP convo, wants to be a leader, and wants to be recognized for greatness? Cuz he makes cute passes?
It bothers me that rondo can score 30 points in one game and 6 in another and think thats hunky dory. It bothers me that Rondo can be pass first one game, and take the shots the next. That's inconsistency. And in no way are we to be consistent until our leader is. He doesn't get to coast.