Kobe Bryant recently opened up in an interview with ESPN’s Jackie MacMullin about many things. Among them, the Boston Celtics woes and he even talked about his relationship with New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick as well.
What I thought was interesting were his comments on Rajon Rondo. MacMullin asked Kobe about how he felt about the media saying that the Celtics were better without Rajon Rondo. She said that he laughed about the matter for quite some time, then he had this to say. Take a look:
“You don’t want Rondo? Send him my way,” Kobe declared. “I love everything about him. Everything. I love his attitude, I love his chippiness, his edge, his intellect, his know-it-allness. All of it. That’s what makes championship player.”
“What guard have you seen at his size that will get you 18 assists, 17 boards and 20 points all in one game? That’s unheard of. I love that kid. I always make a point of talking to him during All-Star [Weekend]. He’s one of my favorites.”
If you hadn’t known about the relationship between Bryant and Rondo before, you do now. There’s an interesting dynamic in the relationship between these two. It makes you wonder how long its been going on. We’ve seen them talking before, but I wonder to what extent does their relationship go.
Rajon Rondo and Kobe Bryant have a lot of the same personality quirks and traits. They’re both pretty quiet players who keep to themselves and they both like to win. They’ll do anything for their team in order to do so.
I’m pretty surprised by the relationship between these two because of how competitive each one is. Rajon Rondo was one of the main reasons why Kobe Bryant failed to win a championship in 2008. The same can be said for Rondo who failed to win his second title in 2010 because of Kobe Bryant.
Bryant said that he’s not feeling good about whats happening to the Celtics because their window is running out. The same can be said for himself as well. Bryant is aware of that, and because of that he shares some of the burden that the Celtics have to win.