Rajon Rondo is in the news today, even though this is a case of old news that is trying to be passed off as new news by a desperate website.
Confused? Don’t worry – I’m here for you! Back on April 19, in an interview with Baxter Holmes of the Boston Globe, Rajon Rondo was asked the following question, with his answer given directly afterwards:
Q. There are guys like Kobe Bryant who say they want to be consulted on moves, free agent acquisitions, stuff like that. Do you want that?
A. Yeah, I guess. I want to know what’s going on, but Danny communicates with me, talks to me about guys he might possibly bring in during the trade deadline. Obviously, nothing happened [at this season’s deadline], but communication lines were open. They’ve been honest.
Clearly, this interview is not considered “recent,” but that is exactly how the folks over at Bleacher Report referred to it today – this just in! Almost one month ago, Rajon Rondo said . . . .
Way to be on top of this, guys!
At any rate, now that Rondo’s interview has been resurrected from the dead, it’s worth asking – should Rondo be consulted for certain personnel decisions the Boston Celtics will make during this long, critical offseason?
On the one hand, Rondo is the team captain, and the floor general. I’m sure he has a vision of which type of players he feels he can enjoy the most success with. For that reason, and the fact that Boston would like Rajon to re-sign with the team in 2015, I can see why the Celtics would consider soliciting Rondo’s input on some issues.
However, the fact that Kobe Bryant is referenced in the interview troubles me. Bryant is exactly known as being the sort of guy who brings teams together, so if Rondo wants to be more like Kobe, that’s not a good sign for the Celtics. Boston is going to have a very young team on its hands the next few years; do we want Rondo establishing himself as a player who is “above” everyone else like that?
Time for you to weigh in! Vote, and then let me hear your reasons in the comments section below!