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SI Article on Rondo Coming This Week
« on: February 21, 2013, 11:08:04 AM »

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Heard some previews + interview with the author on Sports Hub yesterday (Adam Jones).

As an aside, the Hub is awful when it comes to Celtics/NBA talk: hosts don't know roster rules, don't know our players, and don't know NBA players in general.
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Re: SI Article on Rondo Coming This Week
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2013, 11:18:09 AM »

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As an aside, the Hub is awful when it comes to Celtics/NBA talk: hosts don't know roster rules, don't know our players, and don't know NBA players in general.

This applies to all of the popular Boston sports media I hear. It's embarrassing, as this is their job.
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Re: SI Article on Rondo Coming This Week
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2013, 11:12:04 AM »

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Re: SI Article on Rondo Coming This Week
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2013, 11:48:11 AM »

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Re: SI Article on Rondo Coming This Week
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2013, 11:49:31 AM »

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Love this:

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Rondo watches Celtics replays at 2 a.m., and texts Garnett at 4 a.m. KG often responds.
.................to the
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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2013, 11:56:34 AM »

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I can't wait for him to be back on the court!

Re: SI Article on Rondo Coming This Week
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2013, 12:03:39 PM »

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Ugh. More "Rondo is tough" propaganda. This card has been played ad nauseam by now.
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Re: SI Article on Rondo Coming This Week
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2013, 12:08:21 PM »

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Ugh. More "Rondo is tough" propaganda. This card has been played ad nauseam by now.

He's not?

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« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2013, 12:10:09 PM »

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Thanks for this.  Wow what a fascinating read.  He is just the most interesting player.


Ugh. More "Rondo is tough" propaganda. This card has been played ad nauseam by now.

What is your deal?

He played on a torn ACL.  He played with a dislocated elbow.  I think we know he is tough.
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« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2013, 12:17:51 PM »

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Thanks for this.  Wow what a fascinating read.  He is just the most interesting player.


Ugh. More "Rondo is tough" propaganda. This card has been played ad nauseam by now.

What is your deal?

He played on a torn ACL.  He played with a dislocated elbow.  I think we know he is tough.

  No kidding. Anyone who can play through a dislocated elbow is tough. He's had a fair amount of injuries that caused him to miss games in the past, I can't think of one where he didn't either stay in the game when he sustained the injury or go back into the game after receiving treatment.


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« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2013, 12:19:30 PM »

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Thanks for this.  Wow what a fascinating read.  He is just the most interesting player.


Ugh. More "Rondo is tough" propaganda. This card has been played ad nauseam by now.

What is your deal?

He played on a torn ACL.  He played with a dislocated elbow.  I think we know he is tough.

Sure. So is Pierce. Guy plays through injuries every season and yet we're not subjected to these year-in, year-out "Pierce is a warrior" articles. He doesn't hang his hat on that kind of bravado, and I appreciate that.


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« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2013, 12:20:58 PM »

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Thanks for this.  Wow what a fascinating read.  He is just the most interesting player.


Ugh. More "Rondo is tough" propaganda. This card has been played ad nauseam by now.

What is your deal?

He played on a torn ACL.  He played with a dislocated elbow.  I think we know he is tough.

 He doesn't hang his hat on that kind of bravado, and I appreciate that.

And Rondo does? The media creates the narrative and Rondo hates the media.

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« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2013, 12:23:32 PM »

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Question about this one:

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Rondo doesn’t glad-hand anybody but claims to be 7 for 8 as a recruiter, selling targets on the benefits of Doc Rivers and a pure point guard.

Who is the one that got away?  David West?

Who are the 7 that came in?  Maybe:

Terry
Lee
Shaq
Sheed
Wilcox
Pietrus
Jermaine

Just thinking out loud about that one, never really pictured Rondo as much of a recruiter (and some of those guys didn't really have many suitors, so maybe there are others I'm not thinking of, or maybe Rondo is just being Rondo lol). But if he's reaching out to free agents trying to convince them to sign, I like it.

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« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2013, 12:26:06 PM »

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Thanks for this.  Wow what a fascinating read.  He is just the most interesting player.


Ugh. More "Rondo is tough" propaganda. This card has been played ad nauseam by now.

What is your deal?

He played on a torn ACL.  He played with a dislocated elbow.  I think we know he is tough.

Sure. So is Pierce. Guy plays through injuries every season and yet we're not subjected to these year-in, year-out "Pierce is a warrior" articles. He doesn't hang his hat on that kind of bravado, and I appreciate that.

When have you seen Pierce's arm bent completely the wrong way or has he torn his ACL and then played on it?

Maybe we hear about how tough Rondo is because he is tough?  Pierce is tough too. But why try to cut down Rondo?  It's a tired act.
"I really don't want people to understand me." - Jordan Crawford