An ESPN.com report yesterday painted an image of Danny Ainge throwing a burlap bag over Rajon Rondo’s head and forcefully shoving him out of the Boston Celtics locker room, but the Boston Globe reports today that the Celtics are not in fact trying to dump Rondo.
An ESPN.com report said the Celtics have decided to trade Rondo after his attitude and personality have become too burdensome for the organization. An NBA source told the Globe the Celtics aren’t trying to dump Rondo but his name is being mentioned in deals, similar to the way it was when the team made a play for Chris Paul in December.
Dumping Rondo doesn’t make any sense unless he’s a miserable curmudgeon of a man who verbally berates waitresses, eats small children for breakfast and sometimes forces his teammates to watch the Twilight saga. I doubt he’s that bad. And despite his occasional inconsistency, he’s still among the handful of best point guards in the world, and he still has one of the NBA’s most reasonable contracts. I hope Danny Ainge doesn’t do anything irrational. All these crazy Rondo rumors scare me, and worse, they’ve been happening for three years.