Are they really? Like I get that Rondo is fascinating but REALLY? If they’re going to pry into his personal life they should also talk about all the quietly huge charity work he’s done in Boston, aka the city where he’s rooted himself and started a family, but of course they won’t.
BOS media has really made a mountain out of a molehill with this issue. Calling it Birthdaygate, ffs. Most people say it was a miscommunication and no big deal. But I’ve read too many articles about how Rondo was wrong and how this proves he’s not a good Captain or team leader. Sigh. He’s not perfect (and where’s the fun in that?) but he’s not the guy that BOS media paints him to be. And he’s never going to trust the local press if they keep acting like petulant children.
Did they miss the part where he went to practically every game while he was still rehabbing from his ACL surgery? He went to every game with his little green pen and Coach Rondo notepad and sat on the bench and supported his team. He played in LA on Friday, delivered on point passes to butterfingered teammates, did what he could. And he took the next night off because he’s still recovering from a major surgery and he decided to spend HIS BIRTHDAY with his FAMILY. These are the same local journalists who will no doubt claim they knew it all along when Rondo signs with another team. Why are they the way that they are?