Rondo has a cameo role in the upcoming film “Just Wright,” a romantic
comedy about a basketball player starring Common and Queen Latifah,
which opens in theaters on Friday.
“I’m friends with Common,” Rondo told WEEI.com. “He asked me if I
wasn’t doing anything, there was a basketball movie and he would try to
get me a part in it, and he did.”
I feel like this is going to sort of be like Blue Chips 2… a bunch of cameos surrounding a weak story line peppered with a bunch of overacting.
That won't stop me from watching it, though.
And can I… if I may… just point something out about this?
Rondo was about as awesome as he could be last night. He's been great all year and while he still has holes and flaws, he's progressing at an amazing rate and is taking ownership of this team. Yet he still managed to do something fun like shoot a cameo in a movie.
So the next time you hear about a basketball player, or athlete in general, doing something fun or not-sports related during the offseason in the future… please understand that in the offseason, you can do that. That you have have about 14 to 16 hours (assuming you sleep 8 hours) to not only get a full, rigorous workout in… but to also do something fun.
I just find the "maybe he should have been working on his free throws" type of comments a little annoying… as if he's expected to be in a gym 16 hours a day in the off-season.