I'm going to keep this brief. I think Rajon Rondo can officially be classified as being "in the class" of Deron Williams and Chris Paul. My interpretation of that is simple: On any given night, any of those guys could outplay the other. Rondo has torched Paul, and Paul has torched Rondo. Williams has torched Rondo, and last night, Rondo returned the favor. In my world, that puts them in the same class. They don't do the same things. They don't play with the same teammates. Their games, and their roles, are different.
In this copycat world of sports, I'm surprised so many teams have itchy trigger fingers. On the Examiner, I make the case that the handling of Doc Rivers should have shown how patience (and a good front office) can work out.
I can think of at least on Red's Army reader (and 2 Red's Army founders) who will appreciate the Celtics drinking game.
And the latest blogger MVP/ROY rankings are out, this time hosted by The Dream Shake. LeBron James and Derrick Rose top each list. Paul Pierce has dropped off the list, but another Celtic has made it on.
And be sure to check out SI's photo gallery of the Celtics longest winning streaks (which includes a great picture of a svelte, snarling Tommy Heinsohn).
Herald: Pierce's knee ok | walks off latest scare | Eddie off to attend funeral | Globe: Better watch out | Pierce shrugs off injury | Some fired up by NBA dismissals | Camerato: Phelps makes splash with Celtics | WEEI: Pierce is MIP, Most Indispensable Player | Megliola: Defense a key for these C's | Souza: Jazz not all that | Patriot Ledger: Rondo points the way | T&G: Doc can relate to fired victims | Jam session silences Jazz | ESPN: Truth about Pierce's game | Daily Dime: Rondo proves C's more than just big 3 | Video: Rondo takes over