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“I feel I’m the best at what I do, and that’s how I play it,” the Celtics point guard said following yesterday’s practice at Salve Regina. “People know who I am, but that’s not why I play. I play to be the best.
“I’m the best, hands down. There’s no speculation. Not top three or top five, I’m the best.”
I wouldn't be surprised if these comments garnered some national attention. But around here, it's just Rondo being Rondo.
He's confident… and that's a good thing.
Shaq had some (bleeping) compliments for Rondo and the rest of the (bleeping) Celtics:
“Being the big man and being the enforcer, he was killing us, so I had to touch him up, you know?” Shaq said. “But I knew he was a tough kid because he kept coming at me. He kept coming at me. A lot of times when you touch people up, they have a choice to make. You know, ‘I don’t want to get fouled by Shaq again,’ and you make them go somewhere else. That (bleep) kept coming.”
“We didn’t plan for him at all,” he said. “And then when he (bleep) tore us a new (bleep), we had to plan for him. That’s what I really like about this team – that you can tell that they’re unselfish, because, you know, most teams have one or two guys that you’ve always got to get up for.
“So we’re concentrating on Paul (Pierce) and Kevin (Garnett), and this (bleep) gave us a triple-double. Now we’ve got to concentrate on him. But him being a smart player, he just did the same thing. But when we reacted, he just gave up the ball. Then (bleep) Ray (Allen) got off. Now we’ve got to (bleep) concentrate on Ray, and Ray dropping that (bleep) to Kevin. And then the game they beat us, everybody got off. So that’s when I said I wouldn’t mind playing for a team like that, because they don’t give a (bleep) who scores or who takes all the shots.”
Shaq is awesome. Bleeping awesome.
The rest of the links:
Globe – The point of it all for Rondo is to be the best | Sensing Heat, debate moved up | Herald – Cs all about A-List talent | ESPN Boston – Speeding violation | CSNNE – Shaq gets revenge on Nate | ESPN – Knicks still working on Melo |