Rondo’s gonna Rondo. And this is an all-timer.
Rondo just lit the Bulls locker room on fire by murdering Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade on Instagram after those two took a run at the other Bulls after they came from ahead to choke against the Atlanta Hawks Weds night.
Well, Rondo, who has been a pretty disastrous addition to the Bulls wasn’t having any of it. And he took to the Gram and made it clear, he knows Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, and Dwan-yay and Butler aren’t Garnett and Pierce:
‘My vets would never go to the media. They would come to the team. My vets didn’t pick and choose when they wanted to bring it. They brought it every time they stepped in the gym whether it was practice or a game. They didn’t take days off. My vets didn’t care about their numbers. My vets played for the team. When we lost, they wouldn’t blame us. They took responsibility and got in the gym. They showed the young guys what it meant to work. Even in Boston when we had the best record in the league, if we lost a game, you could hear a pin drop on the bus. They showed us the seriousness of the game. My vets didn’t have an influence on the coaching staff. They couldn’t change the plan because it didn’t work for them. I played under one of the greatest coaches, and he held everyone accountable. It takes 1-15 to win. When you isolate everyone, you can’t win consistently. I may be a lot of things, but I’m not a bad teammate. My goal is to pass what I learned along. The young guys work. They show up. They don’t deserve blame. If anything is questionable, it’s the leadership.’
Oh man, that is so good.
Where do I even start. How about right here. I’m not saying there’s not something to what he’s saying. That there’s not an element of truth in that. It’s just that he’s the last one in the league who should be saying it.
Quote, “I may be a lot of things, but I’m not a bad teammate.”
You got half that right. The part about you being a lot of things. Go ask the Mavericks whether or not you’re a bad teammate. You know the team that brought you in midseason, so you could lead, be a good teammate and help them get to the postseason. You know, the team and coach you quit on. I’m sure they’d have a different take. Go ask them how they feel about you as a teammate. In fact, go ask pretty much every team you’ve ever been on. And you’ll probably get the same answer. There’s a reason why a guy with your game and talent has bounced around as much as you have.
I love the way the post starts, too: “my vets would never go to the media. They would come to the team.” Your vets would never go to the media?! What the hell did you just do? You had a huge problem with your teammates and you did what? You went right to the media. Lighting them up in a Instagram post.
So you just did exactly what you cracked Dwan-yay and Butler for. Just did the very thing you say your vets would never do. How the hell do you not see that. That makes you a world class hypocrite.
Quote, my vets aren’t about stats. Maybe they weren’t. But you are. You’re one of the first guys to reach for the stat sheet. C’mon man!
Look, Wade and Butler smashing their teammates publicly after a bad loss wasn’t cool. But it was nothing compared to Rondo hitting that fire with gallon after gallon of gasoline. And if he did it because he was looking to bounce from the Bulls, that ought to do it, because there’s no way you bring this guy back after what he just did. That’s wrecked. There’s no putting that back together.
Question is, now that he’s napalmed yet another bridge, if they do break him off, who’s going to bring him in. Even with that talent, this cat just is not worth the trouble.
One of the most unique players in the league and I still wouldn’t want anything to do with him. One thing to try to get yourself out of a situation you don’t like; quite another to eject completely from the league. And that’s what’s this guy is going to be looking at if he’s not careful.