Doc Rivers is laying it all out there. He's flat out putting the C's recent struggles on the players… saying this whole mess that's drilling ulcers into our guts is mental. And he's putting it on the guys who have been here the longest:
“I’m not blaming anybody. I always blame me myself. I don’t ever blame,” Rivers said. “It is their responsibility, always. It always starts with their best players and everybody else follows. That’s how we constructed this team. On purpose. It was the big three and now Rondo’s been added to this group and they all have that responsibility.”
The only other guy in that locker room that commands anywhere near the respect these guys get is Shaq… when he's playing.
The rest of the guys in there are either too new, or too much of a role player to have the same pull these guys have. So when they pull what they've been pulling, the rest of the team is pulled down with them.
Doc has laid it out. The Big 4 will lead this team out of its malaise… or deeper into the abyss. It's all up to them.