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Re: SI Article on Rondo Coming This Week
« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2013, 12:28:44 PM »

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The more I learn about Rondo the more I love him, best part was when it said Rondo doesn't play grab ass! KG intensity!! Idk about anyone else but watching Lebron and Durants love affair in the finals disgusted me! I was a fan of Durant before I seen that!

Re: SI Article on Rondo Coming This Week
« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2013, 12:29:25 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.

Exactly how does RR 'hang his hat on that kind of bravado'?  So Rondo has a gun to the head of all these nba writers forcing them to write how he is a tough kid?  He isn't writing that stuff.  If you are so hurt to be 'subjected' to those articles, how about don't read them. 

Re: SI Article on Rondo Coming This Week
« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2013, 12:38:54 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.

Hey -- to each there own. I don't see why I shouldn't point out that I think Rondo's sensitivity to his ego and reputation drive these regurgitations of how tough he is.

Last I checked he still pads stats, only plays D when he feels like it, whines at refs and pouts on the court, and most importantly, takes games off when the TV audience isn't big enough.

Until he doesn't, I prefer the kind of toughness that Pierce personifies... the kind he doesn't have to talk about, he just exemplifies. PP wasn't always that way -- he had to look in the mirror at about the same age as Rondo and grow out of these types of bad habits. I hope Rondo will do the same.

If you disagree, I have no problem with that.


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Re: SI Article on Rondo Coming This Week
« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2013, 12:44:09 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.

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.

Until he doesn't, I prefer the kind of toughness that Pierce personifies... the kind he doesn't have to talk about, he just exemplifies.

If you disagree, I have no problem with that.

I have three words for you:

Wheelchair
Head bandage


Re: SI Article on Rondo Coming This Week
« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2013, 12:45:47 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.

Until he doesn't, I prefer the kind of toughness that Pierce personifies... the kind he doesn't have to talk about, he just exemplifies.

If you disagree, I have no problem with that.

I have three words for you:

Wheelchair
Head bandage

The head bandage was the professional nadir that drove Pierce to grow up and become a leader, if you recall.
Mike

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Re: SI Article on Rondo Coming This Week
« Reply #20 on: February 25, 2013, 12:46:59 PM »

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Re: SI Article on Rondo Coming This Week
« Reply #21 on: February 25, 2013, 12:52:57 PM »

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My first reaction, too. There must be a million of other things I'd pick to discuss from this article before any perceptions of Rondo's toughness or lack thereof.
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Re: SI Article on Rondo Coming This Week
« Reply #22 on: February 25, 2013, 12:56:49 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.

Until he doesn't, I prefer the kind of toughness that Pierce personifies... the kind he doesn't have to talk about, he just exemplifies.

If you disagree, I have no problem with that.

I have three words for you:

Wheelchair
Head bandage

The head bandage was the professional nadir that drove Pierce to grow up and become a leader, if you recall.

  Do you also recall that he was older than Rondo is now when it happened?

Re: SI Article on Rondo Coming This Week
« Reply #23 on: February 25, 2013, 12:58:44 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.

Until he doesn't, I prefer the kind of toughness that Pierce personifies... the kind he doesn't have to talk about, he just exemplifies.

If you disagree, I have no problem with that.

I have three words for you:

Wheelchair
Head bandage

The head bandage was the professional nadir that drove Pierce to grow up and become a leader, if you recall.

I do remember that. And Pierce was older then Rondo is now.

Both are tough players. Both have had to deal with some maturity issues. I don't think there's much else to say.

Re: SI Article on Rondo Coming This Week
« Reply #24 on: February 25, 2013, 12:59:24 PM »

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My first reaction, too. There must be a million of other things I'd pick to discuss from this article before any perceptions of Rondo's toughness or lack thereof.

#1 on my list, is how can we determine who the best Connect 4 player is on Celticsblog, and then how do we get that person in a game against Rondo.

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Re: SI Article on Rondo Coming This Week
« Reply #25 on: February 25, 2013, 12:59:35 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.

Until he doesn't, I prefer the kind of toughness that Pierce personifies... the kind he doesn't have to talk about, he just exemplifies.

If you disagree, I have no problem with that.

I have three words for you:

Wheelchair
Head bandage

The head bandage was the professional nadir that drove Pierce to grow up and become a leader, if you recall.



  Do you also recall that he was older than Rondo is now when it happened?

Sure. Like I said, I admire that PP did it, and hope Rondo can also mature like he did. It'll make him a better player.
Mike

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Re: SI Article on Rondo Coming This Week
« Reply #26 on: February 25, 2013, 01:00:44 PM »

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My first reaction, too. There must be a million of other things I'd pick to discuss from this article before any perceptions of Rondo's toughness or lack thereof.

#1 on my list, is how can we determine who the best Connect 4 player is on Celticsblog, and then how do we get that person in a game against Rondo.

now we're talkin'

is there an online version of C4?
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Re: SI Article on Rondo Coming This Week
« Reply #27 on: February 25, 2013, 01:05:04 PM »

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Great article tp

Re: SI Article on Rondo Coming This Week
« Reply #28 on: February 25, 2013, 01:28:11 PM »

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Reading this list reminds me of those Chuck Norris lists, or the most interesting man in the world commericals.

Rajon Rondo once passed the ball in Utah, and it ended up in Ray Allen's hands in Golden State for the assisst. Rajon Rondo is the most interesting man in the world.

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« Reply #29 on: February 25, 2013, 01:37:51 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.

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.

Until he doesn't, I prefer the kind of toughness that Pierce personifies... the kind he doesn't have to talk about, he just exemplifies.

If you disagree, I have no problem with that.

I have three words for you:

Wheelchair
Head bandage

The head bandage was the professional nadir that drove Pierce to grow up and become a leader, if you recall.



  Do you also recall that he was older than Rondo is now when it happened?

Sure. Like I said, I admire that PP did it, and hope Rondo can also mature like he did. It'll make him a better player.

  Mature from PP's problems? I don't see your point. You prefer Paul's toughness to Rondo's because he plays through injuries without talking about it. Well so does Rondo, to the point that he gets attacked for the level of his play when he's out there injured. In fact his teammates have defended his play by mentioning injuries he had when he wasn't talking about them.