It’s only natural to be care about someone who you’ve shared a couple hundred battles with. Rajon Rondo was teammates with Eddie House for the best two and a half years of their careers. And he seems to be a little unhappy with trading the shooter, according to nba.com.
Asked Rajon Rondo about his thoughts on the trade, he first declined, seemingly frustrated.
“I don’t know, I don’t know,” said Rondo on whether the team needed to make a trade. “I hope it’s for the best. Eddie House can drop 20, 30 [points off the bench] too. But [the players] don’t make decision, we just play the game.”
As for his relationship with Robinson: “We compete. We don’t really see each other, we speak, but I try to kill him every time I play him and I’m sure that’s probably his mentality.”
He did say that Robinson brings “energy and he can definitely score the ball in a million different ways. He’s a good defender.”
(Note: I like that he said Nate’s a good defender. Playing against someone is a good way to know how disruptive he can be to an opponent.)
I’d be upset if I lost my teammate too. Sharing so many memories, especially good ones like the Celtics have had over the past couple seasons, can really bring you so close. Kendrick Perkins said yesterday to CSNNE, “It’s like losing a brother.”
Ray Allen further explained the bond of friendship formed between House and his teammates to ESPNBoston’s Chris Forsberg:
“We’re sad to see Eddie go because he’s a brother of ours,” said Ray Allen. “We won a championship together, so we’re forever connected. He’s a good dude and an integral part of the team. My heart goes out to him. He really wanted to be here to help us do what we’re trying to do and win a championship this year. But it’s a business.
“Nate Robinson is a part of this team now. We’re going to try to incorporate him into what we’re doing, how we think, how we do things around here, make sure he fits in and make him feel like he’s a part of winning a championship.”
Hopefully, in time, Nate will become a brother too.