Hasn’t it seemed like the Celtics aren’t as excited to play as they used to? Like they aren’t as cohesive as they should be?
Rajon Rondo concurs, telling the Boston Herald the Celtics have different agendas besides winning.
“We are getting bored with it some,” he said, “but I think it’s a little bit of different agendas maybe creeping in. It just all depends. You know, I think if we all had the right spirit as far as one goal, one thing in common, I think we’d be a lot better.”
He later continued:
“I can’t really elaborate on it too much, but I think we’ve just got to be a team with no agendas,” Rondo said. “We’ve got to play unselfish, you know? That’s on defense and offense. You’ve got to want the best for the next man out there regardless if you’re in the game playing well or you’re out of the game not playing well.”
Asked if he and the Celts had tried to clear the air on this, he said, “We haven’t really been talking about it, but you’ve just got to know.
“In the locker room, you can feel it,” Rondo added. “You don’t feel like it’s the same continuity and camaraderie in the locker room as it was the first year. The first year, it was a crazy spirit in the locker room. But now it doesn’t feel the same. It’s not the same right now. We’ve got to find a way to get that back somehow, some way.”
Kendrick Perkins offered up a solution to the problem:
“I think each person’s just got to take (himself) out of the equation,” he said. “You know, whatever you’ve got going on the personal side – whatever you’re trying to get done – just take it out and just think all about team.”