Ok…I was able to ignore my sick children for 20 minutes and listen to the Rondo interview on WEEI.com. Three things I learned; Rondo is extremely confident in his game, he isn't fazed by the trade rumors and John Dennis asks ridiculously long questions.
On the Magic series: Orlando just outplayed us in Game 7. It's not that we ran out of gas….we don't have a veteran team completely…we have a lot of young guys.
On China: I saw two of my jerseys over there…I went to the Great Wall…had a great time..put on a little weight over there…but getting back into shape.
On trade rumors: I don't think much of them..I've been in the gym almost every day…I'm looking forward to doing great things next year. If a trade happens, it happens, but I think we have a championship team here.
Would you be disappointed if you weren't back with the Celtics next year? I would be, but I know its a business. You never know what can happen, a lot of great players get traded.
Danny was saying 'See what happens when you rise your game a bit in the playoffs?'…trade rumors start to happen…..I talked with Danny, he can't guarantee he's not going to trade me but we have a championship team here..we have a lot of great pieces and I think I'm one of them.
On improving his game: I wanna be the best point guard in the league next season…I have a lot of expectations for myself and my teammates do as well.
On his alleged "attitude" and showing up 1 hour before a playoff game: People are going to make assumptions, everyone has opinions. I try coming to games as late as possible because I don't like hanging in the locker room, talking and waste time…I like to jump right into my gear and play. That's my ritual, that's what I do, kinda like my headband being upside down. We I come to the game I sit in the parking lot for like 30 minutes and think about my game…
As for as attitude wise, I can be stubborn…it's a great trademark for me because I love to compete so much, I love to win, I'm always studying the game….a point guard and coach aren't always going to see eye-to-eye…but at the end of the day Doc and I have a great relationship and we can talk to each other on and off the court. Great players are going to be stubborn at times…you aren't always going to be a yes man or always go with the flow, to be a leader you have to stand up on your own sometimes and do what you want to do…but you gotta stay with the team.
This transcript is from the first 9 minutes…click on the above link to hear the remaining 7 minutes.