Doc Rivers spoke with the blog You’ve Been Blinded at his son Austin’s high school all-star game. Doc discussed many subjects, including his comments about the Lakers never beating the C’s starting five, Rajon Rondo’s withdrawal (or whatever it was) from Team USA, and how the Celtics set out to get younger this offseason but actually got older.
Red’s Army transcribed the following quote Doc said about Rondo, and then offered a nice analysis on it.
The thing that stuck out to me was the last question… which was about Rajon Rondo. He was asked whether any of Rajon’s past… let’s say stubbornness… played into anything that happened with Team USA. Doc’s response was interesting.
“I hope not, I don’t think it did, I just think Rondo is growing. He’s getting better each year, he’s maturing each year, I think he’s shown improvement on the floor and he just has to keep getting better. He’s still so young. You know, Rondo doesn’t have the luxury most of us have where we can grow up behind curtains. He has to grow up in front of everybody, and that’s tough.”
Click here to read the rest. It’s an interesting take on how suffocating sports coverage has become.